• Jun 24, 2009
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Packing more badass than a gang of werewolf bikers on mescaline, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor does not require you to be a truck guy to appreciate its purpose. The bold styling, mile-high suspension and big V8 engine under the hood ensure the Raptor stands apart from the rest of the pick-up crowd. But now our man Mike Levine over at PickupTrucks.com reports that Ford could be considering extending the Raptor's passenger compartment to give it a full four-door crew cab.

The news comes right from the mouth of F-150 marketing manager Mark Grueber, who revealed to Levine that FoMoCo has already received more than 1,000 orders for the new Raptor, but that they've come accompanied by requests from customers for a full crew-cab with four full-sized doors. The increased wheelbase would undoubtedly compromise the vehicle's off-road performance, but is Ford about to tell that to customers waiving fistfuls of cash? Guess we'll have to wait and find out.



[Source: PickupTrucks.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      How about a single cab? This is supposed to be for enthusiasts and not mall crawlers right?
      • 5 Years Ago
      How 'bout a crewcab Ranger?
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Packing more badass than a gang of werewolf bikers on mescaline"

      Awesome quote, one of the best I've read. Pretty accurate description of the Raptor as well. Anyways, back on topic. Out in the desert and sand dunes, the extra foot or so of wheel base that is required for a Crew Cab model wouldn't hurt it much, if at all. Honestly, if customers want it, Ford is dumb not to build it. Think about it, the vast majority of what differentiates the Raptor from a basic F150 would carry over, it wouldn't really cost Ford much at all to engineer a Crew Cab version. Plus, Ford can charge a $1500-$2000 premium for a Crew Cab, much of which is straight up profit. If it has most of the same capability of a standard Raptor with an equal dose of badass, then it isn't watering it down.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well people said that the four door Wrangler Unlimited would spoil the image of the Wrangler as well.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed. When Jeep released those, you couldn't find one on dealer lots for almost a year afterwards. A buddy of mine bought one when they first came out, put down a deposit, and waited 8 months before he finally got his.

        I think the only people that have preconceived notions of this truck are the people that read AB. The people who will actually BUY this truck, normal people that have $40K to spend on it, will want the cab configuration that they want, regardless of the preconceived notions of a bunch of nerds on the interwebs. If people want the Raptor with a crew cab, I say do it! Along the same lines, though, if people want the SHO with a proper six-speed manual, I say do that, too...you know, in the name of fairness.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Let the watering down process begin.
        • 5 Years Ago
        At least it STARTED OUT automatic only, unlike the SRT-10 Ram that became auto-only when the 4-door came out.
        • 5 Years Ago
        So the only negative would be a longer wheelbase, but you are compensated with an extra 10 gallons of gas.
        http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2010-ford-f-150-svt-raptor/1135058/full/
        Chrysler missed an opportunity to use one of Mercedes heavy duty 5 speed autos in the SRT10, the W5a800, 900, or 1000
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'll bet only a minority of these will ever be used off-road.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I bet there is analogy with all those "sport" sedans.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The crew cab will become the new staff car for the Gulf Cartel....
      • 5 Years Ago

      Autoblog, your technically wrong with what you wrote. If Ford were to offer the SuperCrew in the Raptor, and make sure the only bed size available is 5.5 feet, then the wheelbase won't change from the Supercab to the SuperCrew, as they are both 145" wheelbases. Only does the wheelbase change on the SuperCrew if the bed chosen is 6.5 feet (as it steps up to 150" wheelbase. I for one would rather have a SuperCrew Raptor with a shorter bed if I needed more room in the back for people.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is great!
      • 5 Years Ago
      What they need is an Expedition Raptor. I would buy that instantly.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I dunno, four door sport trucks don't really make sense. That's like having a four-door M3.

      Oh, wait. nevermind. Bring it on, Ford!

      (Whatever, more sales are good, it doesn't really matter).
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would want a regular cab short bed version. The long wheelbase models are fine for desert use, but around here a shorter wheelbase tends to work better.

      With that said, I agree with the guy up above who said to offer an Expedition Raptor. The latest generation Expedition could use a bit of help in the off-roading department. The current one doesn't even offer a limited-slip rear anymore.
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