• Nov 3, 2009
2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor in Blue Flame – Click above for high-res image gallery

When Ford first revealed the new F-150 SVT Raptor a year ago, the initial powerplant was the same 5.4-liter V8 found in more pedestrian F-series trucks. At the launch, however, Ford officials promised that an all-new 6.2-liter V8 would become available right about ... now!. Well a month from now. The order books for the Raptor 6.2 officially open on December 1. Ford has already taken 3,000 orders for the 5.4-liter Raptor and 700 have gone to customers.

Last year, Ford told us the 6.2 would crank out at least 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of twist. Now that the engine has been certified and the final numbers are in, the targets have been exceeded. The 6.2-liter for the Raptor has been officially rated at 411 hp at 5,500 rpm and 434 pound-feet at 4,500 rpm.

According to F-150 Marketing Manager Mark Grueber, the Raptor 6.2 will get to 60 mph 1.5 seconds faster than the 5.4 while matching its fuel economy (as though anyone buying a Raptor will car about MPGs). That should put the 6.2 somewhere in the upper six- to low seven-range for a 0-60 mph run (Mike Levine at PickupTrucks.com clocked a Raptor at 8.8 seconds with a brake torque). But take heed, with more power comes a higher MSRP: the new engine will cost $3,000 more than the carryover 5.4, starting at $41,995 delivered.



[Source: Ford]
PRESS RELEASE

F-150 SVT RAPTOR MOST POWERFUL HALF-TON AVAILABLE, NOW EVEN MORE CAPABLE OFF-ROAD

The 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor with an available all-new 6.2-liter V-8 engine produces 411 horsepower and 434 ft.-lb. of torque, making it the most powerful half-ton truck on the market today

Building on the success of Ford Racing's vehicle programs and Raptor's success in the 2008 Baja 1000, Ford Racing will offer the FR Raptor XT

The FR Raptor XT offers the capability of the Baja race truck, with the comfort of the production Raptor

The FR Raptor XT off-road-only truck will have a production run of 50 units, priced at $99,950

LAS VEGAS – Just one year after Ford unveiled the 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor at the SEMA show, Ford today is announcing the long-anticipated power figures for the all-new 6.2-liter premium V-8 engine now available in this ultimate high-speed off-road performance truck.

When this optional powertrain in the Raptor arrives in showrooms in early 2010, the 6.2-liter V-8 will produce 411 hp and 434 ft.-lb. of torque, making Raptor the most powerful half-ton pickup available. Customers will now have the choice of two V-8 engines in the Raptor, Ford's proven 5.4-liter Triton V-8 or the new 6.2-liter V-8, which can be ordered beginning Dec. 1, with an MSRP of $41,995 including destination and delivery.

The F-150 SVT Raptor, launched in August with Ford's proven 320-hp 5.4-liter Triton V-8, is off to a strong start. Orders for the Raptor equipped with the standard 5.4-liter stand at more than 3,000, and the plant is at maximum capacity producing the ultimate high-speed off-road truck. In addition, Ford Racing will soon offer the 2011 FR Raptor XT, making Raptor even more capable in the rough stuff, but without giving up the control and comfort found in the production Raptor.

Considered an off-road-only pre-runner, the FR Raptor XT from Ford Racing builds upon the production Raptor's already impressive capabilities. The FR Raptor XT is nearly the same truck that finished the 2008 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, but with all the comfort and convenience you'd find in a production Raptor. Essentially, FR Raptor XT is a turnkey professional pre-runner.

Key specifications of the FR Raptor XT include:
  • 500-hp (est.) 6.2-liter naturally aspirated engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Electronically selectable 4x4; 4.56 gear sets; front and rear e-lockers
  • A-arm with uni-ball front; four-link RR suspension
  • 15-inch front/18-inch rear wheel travel
  • Coil-over with bypass shocks front and rear
  • Chromoly "4130" rollcage; extensive skid plating
  • Full featured interior, including power windows/windshield and air conditioning
  • Factory seating with five-point restraints
  • Off-road beadlock wheel/tires
  • Unique appearance package including tubular front and rear bumper and integral lighting

The FR Raptor XT joins Ford Racing's successful turnkey race Mustangs available only from Ford dealers. There will be a production run of 50 units carrying a price of $99,950. The FR Raptor XT is not street legal, and is intended for off-road use only. Production timing will be announced at a later date.




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      • 5 Years Ago
      Would it be terrible to buy this as an everyday driver?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want one of these so badly. Congrats Ford on making something lustworthy. Keep up the good work. This and that 911 Turbo from yesterday or the day before and I'd be set.
      • 5 Years Ago
      ford is doing 'awesome' again
      • 5 Years Ago
      $3000 more is not bad for a big increase. Awesome build. Cannot wait for mine. Yes, I am waiting for the 6.2L. If I want to drive one, I just borrow my uncle's, if he isn't hauling ass in it. ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm glad to see that even with the terrible economy and auto-pocalypse that ford is still willing to take big risks on awesome enthusiast aimed projects like this and the cobra jet. And judging from the response and the upgraded lineup apparently it's working and theyre actually making money off of these things.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Cobra Jet and Ford's other race oriented products (FR500, Raptor XT, etc) are all low risk projects. Since those cars aren't street legal, Ford doesn't have to jump through many hoops regarding safety and emissions. Ford is making a healthy profit on every $100K+ Mustang they sell.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Would marry.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm not a Ford guy at all, but you gotta give props to the raptor.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Unless your name happens to be Matt. Matt (who likes Fords) is more than welcome, though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So much for having a "gutless boat-anchor".

      Sidenote: I want one badly!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Do want...

      Seriously, this is the Raptor I want. Just wish i had the 41k
      • 5 Years Ago
      as is normally done when V8 engines are shared cars and trucks,... this motor should have slightly less torque and more hp in the mustang. say maybe 420 hp and 415 lb. ft of torque? whatever it is it'll make the mustang gt the out and out leader of it's segment.
        • 5 Years Ago
        450 torque is pushin it. generally when a V8 is shared between cars and trucks(no matter what automaker) the truck version is tuned to produce more low end torque. that's why i expect a round number of around 420/420 for the mustang.

        sure there will be more available in the 6.2 but it's a brand new engine and they wouldn't pump it up passed a conservative rating for concern of special addition models and freshened up models down the line in need for extra power. and the max hp upgrade of engines given by automakers is usually 100 hp. that's what we saw in the german hp war of a few years ago. even in the current camaro compared to the last.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @bigslim62140

        This motor will not be in the Mustang anytime soon. The Mustang will get the 5.0L 4v, which should make similar HP numbers(@ a higher RPM) with a little less TQ.
      • 5 Years Ago
      whats the difference between the 5.0 that going to be mustang and the 6.2 liter they seem to have similar power ratings??
        • 5 Years Ago
        Keep in mind the 6.2L's power rating right now are for a truck application. If it does find its way into a mustang, it will do so with increased power.

        The other thing to keep in mind is the 6.2L is a big heavy engine. The 5.0L is significantly smaller and lighter. It's like comparing a big block to a small block.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What a coincidence, this is the vehicle I was thinking about while watching Ken Block in the Alps. :oP
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