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2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor – Click above for high-res image gallery

If you've been holding off on taking the plunge on a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor until the more potent 6.2-liter engine found its way to the option sheet, we've got good news for you. The big 411 horsepower, 434 lb-ft of torque V8 is officially on sale right now, and Ford says the mills are flying off the shelves. According to the Blue Oval, the company has received over 3,000 orders for the Raptor with the more powerful engine.

The bigger engine offers a 91 horsepower bump over the base 5.4-liter V8, which should help the Raptor be a little quicker on its toes when it comes to desert maneuvers. That's all fine and dandy, but how much will it cost you? If you go for the 6.2, expect to add another $3,000 to the final price tag. While we haven't had a chance to play with the uprated Raptor just yet, that sounds like a mighty fine deal to us.

Ford has also announced a number of other optional features now available for its off-road beast, including special halogen lamps mounted atop a light bar, a tow kit for pulling lesser machines from the sand, and blue powder-coated cam covers for both engines. Far be it from us to look down on a little show with your go.


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[Source: Ford]

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F-150 SVT Raptor Ford Racing Performance Parts Are Hot Sellers; 6.2-Liter Now on Sale
DEARBORN, Mich., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SUMMARY

-- Ford Racing Performance Parts offers items to take Ford F-150 SVT
Raptor to new extremes and ensure it's ready for any off-road
adventure
-- Halogen lights and light bars are the most popular parts, with many
other items available including cam covers, a tow kit and an enhanced
skid plate
-- Available at dealers now, sales of the F-150 SVT Raptor with the new
411-horsepower 6.2-liter engine are off to a fast start, selling three
times quicker than the average F-150
-- The first 6.2-liter F-150 SVT Raptor was purchased by NASCAR driver
and truck enthusiast Greg Biffle

CONTEXT / BACKGROUND

For true enthusiasts of Ford's 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor - the first high-performance off-road truck - performance parts can help customize Raptor for a personal touch. Through Ford Racing Performance Parts, a variety of parts are available, including the top-selling halogen lights and light bar. Additionally, for those anxious to get their hands on the 6.2-liter F-150 SVT Raptor, the wait is over - as it is now available for sale at dealerships across the country. The excitement is showing up in tangible numbers - more than 7,000 orders for the SVT performance truck have been placed so far, with nearly 3,000 of those for the 6.2-liter version.

DETAILS

There's no doubt the F-150 SVT Raptor is decked out with the latest technologies and engineering feats to make it an off-road menace. But there are also parts available for enthusiasts to customize the truck for their specific needs.

Halogen lights and the accompanying light bar are the top-selling parts through Ford Racing Performance Parts. For off-road use only, these lights improve visibility in high-speed off-road conditions. Black powder-coated, the lights are available as 8-inch halogen lights or as 6-inch auxiliary light packages.
In fact, the halogen lights available from Ford Racing Performance Parts are the same brand and use the same engineering as the lights that powered the F-150 SVT Raptor R to a podium finish at the 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in 2008.

Additionally, a tow kit provides part of an essential package for off-roading. In a Ford Racing carry bag, the kit includes a 3-inch by 35-inch recovery strap, two SPA clevises, a receiver hitch block with hitch pin, and a North Atlantic Treaty Organization-approved spade.

For Raptor enthusiasts looking to add a personal touch, chrome, black or blue powder-coated cam covers are available for the 5.4-liter engine. Blue powder-coated cam covers for the new 6.2-liter engine will be available shortly. An enhanced front skid plate is also available, which adds side and center reinforcements and the "Ford Racing" name to the already tough truck.

6.2-liter is ready to go

Enthusiasts looking for some extra power from their F-150 SVT Raptor won't have to wait any longer - 6.2-liter Raptors are now available for sale at Ford dealers nationwide. In fact, nearly 3,000 customers have already placed orders for the 6.2-liter version. The optional 6.2-liter V-8 engine produces 411 horsepower and 434 ft.-lb. of torque - making Raptor the most powerful half-ton pickup on the market.
NASCAR driver and truck enthusiast Greg Biffle is one customer anxiously awaiting his personal 6.2-liter F-150 SVT Raptor, which will be the first production model off the line. Biffle got his first taste of the truck driving the F-150 SVT Raptor R in a Best in the Desert race.

The F-150 SVT Raptor is the first-ever high-speed off-road performance truck offered by any manufacturer and highlights Ford's 33 years of truck sales leadership by emphasizing Built Ford Tough durability, innovation and engineering. Developed with the DNA of an off-road pre-runner, comprehensive modifications focused on chassis and suspension enhancements.

The F-150 SVT Raptor is seven inches wider than a base F-150 to make room for the additional suspension components that give Raptor its incredible off-road abilities. The wider stance also gives the truck an aggressive appearance. Internal triple-bypass shocks by FOX Racing Shox - the first on a production truck - provide position-sensitive damping and extra suspension travel for extreme off-roading and a smooth ride on the road.

Raptor also has unique cast-aluminum front control arms and SVT-tuned 35-inch BFGoodrich® All-Terrain TA/KO 315/70-17 tires. These components give Raptor 11.2 inches of front suspension travel and 12.1 inches of rear suspension travel.

QUOTES

"There are a lot of customers patiently waiting to get their 6.2-liter F-150 SVT Raptors, and they won't be disappointed. The 6.2's performance perfectly complements the Raptor's unique off-road capability, and will blow our customers away. We're working hard to get the trucks to our customers as soon as we can."

- Mark Grueber, Ford F-150 marketing manager

"We're as excited about shipments of 6.2-liter F-150 SVT Raptors as the customers are. Ford Racing Performance Parts provides customers with just the right mix of specialty items."

- Cliff Irey, Ford Racing grassroots/off-road program manager


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I am not a truck guy, and I kinda want this truck! Nice work Ford.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just did a "Build And Price" on Fords website and the truck came out to a bit over $43,000. I still want this thing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      N00B here - might be a stupid question, but is this 4x4?
      • 4 Years Ago
      My Magnums gonna be paid off next year I'm really debating this or that Jeep JT (if it gets a firm price and a release date)...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm certainly not a truck guy, but if I ever did want a truck the Raptor would be at the top of my list, although in 4-door form.

      Definitely the best-looking truck Ford makes right now.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great truck.
      • 4 Years Ago
      $3k is a bit much for the power increase, but there should be ECU room to flash that up. Still consider this the best looking of the F150 line (skipping the graphics).
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Jared

        I'm quite aware of that. I never said it would.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You're expecting an ECU flash to change a 5.4l engine into a 6.2l engine? Or you think an ECU flash can 91 hp to a naturally aspirated engine?

        In a word, no.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Jared - Syllepses is correct. What you infer is incorrect. I stated the extra expense seemed a bit high (IMO), but a rather inexpensive ECU tweak would probably give the 6.2L a big jump. There seems to be some easily tapped room in that, given the other engine lines Ford has recently intro'd.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Syllepses, if that is what he meant, you don't get much HP out of an a ECU flash on a naturally aspirated engine.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Jared, you misunderstood. He's saying that it should be possible to get more power out of the new engine with a flash, raising the performance, therefore making it a bit of a better deal.

        At least, that's how I interpreted it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I see a black one on the way to work sometimes. I saw a blue one the other day but have not seen an orange one yet. I think the black looked better than the blue.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want the 4 door too...but barring that ('cause the price would surely kill me) I just want the engine in a reg 4 dr half ton. My '08 runs out of breath at...well, anything over 40 mph. Try passing someone at highway speeds...I swear my old Hyundai Elantra was quicker in 5th gear passing than my truck. If this new engine doesn't die when you step on it then that alone would be enough to sway me to pay the extra $3g. Oh I can't wait 'til my lease is up to start test driving...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Next, I want to see a Mustang with the 6.2.
        • 4 Years Ago
        why?

        the 5.0 makes almost as much power and it would be very easy to get another 100HP and torque out of the 5.0 without a problem
      • 4 Years Ago
      So far, I've only seen it in orange and black. The black looks REAL nice, and the graphics look great on the black IMO. One hot looking truck. Wish I needed a truck, this would be the one for me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take one in black, hold the graphics please.
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