Bloomberg TV reporter Matt Miller is the proud new owner of a pretty killer truck. How do we know? The reporter headed to Dearborn, MI to Ford's assembly plant, with a film crew in tow, to see exactly how his new F-150 SVT Raptor and its mother-loving 6.2-liter V8 engine, was screwed together.

The resulting video does an excellent job of summing up how an assemblage of parts and pieces is turned into a triple-black Raptor, thanks to the work of some 1,000 employees and about 20 hours of real time. Click through below to see how the truck is born, with a surprise cameo playing the part of delivery driver at the end.


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      erie_glass
      • 8 Months Ago
      Take a trip to the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn. One of the best weekend trips you can experience. Plus, part of the package is a factory tour of the River Rouge plant where the F-150 is built. My family went in 2010 and we had a blast.
      Ron spins
      • 8 Months Ago
      Alan is the man
      sexylipsbbbw
      • 8 Months Ago
      I am a Chevy fan 100% but they need to take a page from Fords play book. The F series is Fords cash cow so they go over their trucks with a fine tooth comb. Rarely hear of issue with the F-150 line.
      Andre Neves
      • 8 Months Ago
      …"I opted for $2,000 in hand-laid decals…" Says that with such pride. LoL "Good job bro!" *thumbs up*
      csgill75
      • 8 Months Ago
      That's what My Raptor looks like but without the Graphic's package. It did have the Decal's on the back but I had the Dealer remove them before delivery.
      carguy1701
      • 8 Months Ago
      Not bad, but I would have liked to have seen a time lapse montage. Would it be too much to ask for the freakin' commenting system to be fixed already?! One shouldn't have to refresh an article just to make sure their comment gets through!
      Rob J
      • 8 Months Ago
      Man, that narrator sounded like a total too.
      kiheidon
      • 8 Months Ago
      In 2003 my F150 super crew test drive reminded me of a buckboard. Bought an Avalanche, smartest move I ever made. My Mom had a 59 Caddy so I knew the rear suspension was a motorcycle swing arm with coil springs; exactly what I saw under the Avalanche with an added stabilizer bar. If you live with your truck daily you want 4 wheel coil springs, let your employees drive the Ford.
      Brian
      • 8 Months Ago
      The CEO was awkward with that handshake.
      tom.tommarello
      • 8 Months Ago
      Was hoping for a longer video that showed more of the production process. I thought the Raptor had a wider frame than the standard truck too. So I take from this that the Raptors are produced on the same assembly line as the F-150?
        Gorgenapper
        • 8 Months Ago
        @tom.tommarello
        Yes, it has a wider frame and yes it is produced on the same assembly line as the F-150. One of Ford's engineers (Jamal Hameedi) explained in the Megafactories episode that had the truck been half an inch wider, they would have had to retool a bunch of stuff and they were fortunate that the factory had been built for future expansion in mind.
          EXP Jawa
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Gorgenapper
          It has a wider track width, to gain more wheel travel. That means the bodywork is wider, a-arms are longer, the rear axle is wider, the steering tie rods are longer. The frame is exactly the same.
      chuckccole
      • 8 Months Ago
      That was a bad ass video.
      carguy1701
      • 8 Months Ago
      Not bad, but I would have liked to have seen a time lapse montage.
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