• Nov 6, 2009

2010 Ford SVT Raptor with 6.2-liter V8 - Click above for high-res image gallery

If Ford had only offered the 5.4-liter V8 in the SVT Raptor and called it a day, we doubt anyone would have complained. Just the fact that the Blue Oval even had the guts to build such a vehicle deserves applause. But they didn't. The 2009 SEMA Show saw the introduction of Ford's 6.2-liter V8 in the most capable off-roading production truck ever built.

The larger powerplant offers increased performance – 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft torque to be exact – while matching the fuel economy of the lower displacement V8. Ford claims that the 6.2 will propel the Raptor about a second and a half faster to 60 mph, putting it in in the low seven second range. We doubt many owners will take their Raptors to the drag strip, but the extra power will surely be useful in gaining more speed for going off jumps.

The price increase is relatively reasonable - just $3,000 more - putting the starting MSRP at $41,995. Hit the jump for the press release or check out our gallery of live photos below.



Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.

PRESS RELEASE:

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 3, 2009 – 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
      oo.. looks realli good xD... yes i will take it in black
      • 5 Years Ago
      Too bad all the Ford dealers in my area want $10k over sticker
      on the 5.4L models . . .
      • 5 Years Ago
      They all plot to kill Hummers with false accusations. Now, they started building the Hummers that they didn't have with different configurations. Someone can say how bad for the environement are these Ford Raptors? Why was this true for Hummers and not for Ford Raptors? Shame!.
        • 5 Years Ago
        quote:

        - "I would drive a new Hummer any day over a 1980's civic. Emissions were horrible back then." -

        Whew! I'm glad someone else agrees with me there. Not so much on the Hummer thing, but the fact that ANY new car sold in the US today is going to be miles cleaner than car sold here even as little as 10yrs ago. The Tier 2 regulations are significantly more strict than anything that came before.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think you're looking for this place.

        http://tinyurl.com/Where-you-wanna-be

        Don't worry though, it's easy to get confused.
      • 5 Years Ago
      OOh Hell yeah! If only Ford stopped throwing all those ridiculous stickers all over the truck...
        • 5 Years Ago
        i agree with darrell... i think it looks pretty bad ass like that.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I actually like the graphics. it adds character and not in a TruckNutz sort of way
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ford would be wise to take the raptor and make it into an SUV configuration. The payload is only listed at just over 1000lbs not counting if the driver is in there so you cant really load up the bed anyway. An SUV would let Ford expand the raptor line-up and capitalize on the hard work they put into this vehicle. The body on frame SUV may not be as popular but with this capability, I'm sure they'd bring new buyers into the fold.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see one of these parked at Walmart, wearing a set of 24" wheels. Fail!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The most badass pickup ever.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh, Matt...I hear the horn for the special bus outside your door, time for some window licking...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have never been much of a truck guy, But i want this truck.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes, agreed... I've never considered a truck before, but this thing really makes me see the light.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Love it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh, and before you go there, do not give me any of the typical "Bush (fill in whatever sin he committed)" crap. He was not the worst president-of my lifetime anyway- by far (That goes to Carter, BTW.) but what this president and congress have done in the past nine months far outweighs any damage caused by the previous four presidents combined.
      And when Barry O sez.."I inhherited.." he did no such thing-he helped create the mess and to boot, bought and paid for it over $3/4 billion worth.
      • 5 Years Ago
      One in black please
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'll have it in blue as well! This truck is awesome! The amount of parts that they put on this car is amazing and at 41K it's a good price for it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      bathtub gin..Great response on all counts..Euros do not get pickups of any type..see Clarkson's "review" of the old Lightning truck. But Sal doesn't have to fret..pretty soon with the bunch in DC in charge it will be "No More Fun Of Any Kind!" Liberty is dying and we will be just like Europe soon, if something is not done about it and quickly.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Let me guess, "vote them out in 2010", right? *eyeroll*
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes, exactly and '12 as well. What you do with your vote is your choice and yours alone. If runaway spending, printing money like it is toilet paper, unconstitutional mandated healthcare legislation, signing away our soveriegnty in the form of some half-baked global climate agreement and turning towards more and more government control of our lives is your idea of a good thing, then knock yourself out.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thanks gin, and a tip o'the hat back to you. Also to Brian, I am sure we agree on many things judging by your previous postings but I guess we cannot agree on everything.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thank you, kind sir, and I can't disagree with your points above & below. If they had that sort of thing on this site, I'd give you a heart-clicky.
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