• Aug 12th 2009 at 4:32PM
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2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor – Click above for high-res image gallery

According to our friends at PickupTrucks.com, Ford has a hit on its hands in the form of the new and immensely capable 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor. Ford's Special Vehicle Team spokesperson Patrick Hespen reports that the Blue Oval has already taken over 1,500 orders for its long-travel off-road capable pickup, which puts the Dearborn Truck Plant at maximum capacity.

So far, all those orders are for the standard truck, which at $38,995 includes Ford's well-known 5.4-liter V8 engine with 310 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. Come winter, an uprated 400-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine will be made available for another few thousand dollars.

Not surprisingly, 94-percent of Raptor purchasers are males (the other six percent are women we're dying to meet), and the median age is 39. Ford reports that Molten Orange Metallic and Tuxedo Black are the two most popular colors, accounting for 80-percent of all Raptor orders so far. No info on how many of those were sold to the U.S. Border Patrol.

[Source: PickupTrucks.com]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I test drove one on yesterday. Impressions:

      There was strong torque in the middle of the power band, but the power just wasn't there for me. I may have to wait for the 6.2l. Or I may be biased from the sports cars I've been driving.

      The suspension was *sweet* They let me take it over a row of 15 speed bumps at speed and the truck never lost it's composure in the least bit.

      The fit and finish was excellent, far better than the GM vehicles I own.

      It looks very mean. Nearly maniacal.

      The interior was comfortable and well thought out, the seat position was a little tall for me though (I'm 6'5)

      Rear view cameras in the rear view mirror are pretty sweet.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It handled the road competently. It was definitely sportier than a standard F150, but the 5.4 was REALLY holding it back. I was going to buy it, but I've decided to wait for the 6.2

        I could feasibly build the 5.4 but that would take me out of the stock classes I'm interested in running. (friends in vegas do desert racing)
        • 6 Years Ago
        What kind of engines do you guys on the other side of the pond make if a 5.2L is "holding it back" :s :/

        Your typical 1970's situation like "I got a 5L producing a mighty fine 130 bhp" or something?

        The land rover sport has a 4L (that's still 2L less than what you want) producing 400 bhp. How could that not be enough??!

        What you want is more horsepower, but a better designed 5.2L could also do that. No need to want more displacement, because displacement doens't always equal horsepower.

        Anyway, I don't know a thing about trucks I would probably never drive one (and have seen maybe a handful in the last five years driving in Europe) but I kinda like this one.

        Any chance they could make a normal 'range rover' type truck out of it? No pick up bed? Seems fairly simple, just cover the bed by an extended body.
        • 6 Years Ago

        An intercooler is not going to help you when the ambient temp is 100+
        • 6 Years Ago
        Help enough I should say.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The supercharged Rover motors do have liquid to air intercoolers so heat soak is not as much of a problem as you think.

        @EU_Reader Have you ever driven a LR3, Disco 3 in your part of the world, with the 4.4 liter V8 that went in them originally? It makes 300 horespower and 325 lbs-ft of torque IIRC and probably weighs about the same as the Raptor. That engine is barely adequate in the LR3 with all the weight it has to haul around and on a truck someone plans to go desert racing in it needs more then 310 horsepower.

        The LR4/Disco 4 has a 375hp/375 torque engine for a reason.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I have the 5.4 in a 4x4 work truck with a fiberglass cap on it, it barely goes up hill. I hope they juiced the motor a bit for this truck.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "the other six percent are women we're dying to meet"

      LOL +1
      • 6 Years Ago
      "94-percent of Raptor purchasers are males" ...and 98%-percent of Raptor purchasers will never EVER let mud or dirt come within 100ft of their car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ya'll come on down to Texas ya hea! There's some mighty nice babes driving trucks around here.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I really wish I could be one of the people to order the 6.2L, but alas, I'm not paid that much.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The official score folks.

      Gloria 3
      matty 0

      You go girl....lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      Awesome truck. Hopefully the greenies won't make it a target now that Hummer is going away.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "the other six percent are women we're dying to meet"

      I just got done talking to them. They said no thanks.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is that the USS Nimitz?
      Airbus A380?
      A 757?
      A Lory?
      Oh no!
      It is just a F-150.
      Next time it will be 1 mile long! No doubt!
      • 6 Years Ago
      believe it or not, one of the reasons moving to america is so appealing is so that you can drive one of these sorts of cars. Big huge **** off car (compared to the UK anyway), who cares about saving the earth just give me a huge motor and some power. Looks immense too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Geez just come to So Cal and you see plenty of realy hot girls driving big lifted trucks who generaly like the offroading dirtbike riding type of guys. Many ride dirtbikes to and thats hot also :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      press photo shows the low level warning-you'll be seeing that a LOT
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