OFF-ROAD HIGH PERFORMANCE
Raptor’s available forged wheel combines the proven reliability of a conventional wheel with the capability to convert to a true beadlock wheel. Beadlock wheels secure the edges of a tyre to the wheel between two surfaces so the tyre is unlikely to roll off the rim if it’s aired down to very low pressure, providing extra grip on the trail. Raptor’s wheels are unique because converting from conventional rim to beadlock only requires that customers unbolt the standard outer decorative ring, dismount the tyre from its regular position and then remount the tyre in the lock-enabled position with the available beadlock ring kit from Ford Racing. This marks the first application of a wheel that has both conventional and beadlock-mounting abilities – a solution so innovative that Ford has filed for a patent on the system.
SVT RAPTOR INTERIOR
SVT Raptor is equipped with standard unique leather and cloth-trimmed seats, with driver’s side power actuation and six-way adjustability. These seats feature Raptor-specific bolsters to keep the driver and first-row passenger firmly in place, regardless of terrain conditions. The SVT Raptor interior features unique centre stack and door trim appliqué finish and leather-trimmed steering wheel with thumb pads. SVT Raptor can be ordered with an optional Luxury Package, adding numerous comfort and convenience technologies. In addition, SVT Raptor can be specified with an interior colour accent package, featuring contrasting blue against a black environment and real aluminum trim components.
PROWESS AND POWER
The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has set the benchmark for low- and high-speed off-road performance. Aggressive all-terrain tyres, exclusive internal triple-bypass FOX Racing Shox™ dampers, skid plates and standard Hill Descent Control™ have established Raptor as an off-road force to be reckoned with. From 2011, the SVT Raptor has been available as a four-door SuperCrew model, joining the two-door SuperCab original. A Raptor development imperative has been to continually improve off-road prowess in every dimension, from rock-crawling to hammer-down desert-running, introducing new feature such as a front grille-mounted camera to improve driver visibility when climbing over rocks and other obstacles that might be obscured by the front of the truck. The camera transmits the captured image via the centre stack-mounted LCD screen. A washer function helps keep the camera’s field of vision clear in wet and muddy conditions. Raptor also added a Torsen® limited-slip differential to the 4WD system from 2012, enabling the truck to balance traction between both front wheels. If the left front wheel loses traction, the system forces torque to the right front wheel, and vice versa. The system is optimized to help minimize steering kickback when navigating challenging surfaces. The SVT Raptor is available exclusively with a 6.2L V8 engine, producing best-in-class 306kw (411hp) and 588nm (434lb-ft) of torque, mated to an electronic six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode and SelectShift Automatic® functionality. The 4WD system features electronic shift-on-the-fly capability for the transfer case. The front axle features the Torsen differential with 4.10 to 1 gearing. The rear axle is also 4.10 to 1, with an electronic-locking differential.