Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2016 Ford F150 SVT Raptor a.k.a. Ford Raptor

2015 Ford Raptor (Ford F150 SVT Raptor)
Photo credits: www.topspeed.com


Short history of Ford Raptor

Ford's F Series is the most popular series of pick up trucks on the American market, since forever. These Ford trucks have been around since 1953 , and in last 32 years F150 truck is the best selling vehicle in the United States, while it's been the best selling pick up truck in last 43 years. This hotshot received another version in 2010, that's been designed for the toughest off-road terrains. This vehicle is called Ford F150 SVT Raptor, but is colloquially known as the Ford Raptor.

2016 Ford F150 SVT Raptor spy photos from testing in Michigan
Photo credits: Autoguide.com


2016 Ford Raptor Overview

New model is caught testing few times this year. These mules were taken to some though off-road terrains in the South-Western desserts, with their hood and front fascia covered. Spy photographers also witnessed about different engine noise, so there's maybe going to be some changes in performance segment as well.

2016 Ford F150 SVT Raptor spy photos from the dessert
Photo credits: Caranddriver.com



Ford Raptor that was caught on camera in South-western desserts as well as on city rides in Michigan state comes with several exterior changes. Since front fascia and hood are covered we can expect something big under the sheets. If we saw it right, the contours of the grille that can be seen under the cover doesn't come with large Ford sign, that comes with previous Raptor models. It looks like a new model comes with a regular Ford badge, same as the other Ford trucks. If this turns out to be true, it will probably be one of the biggest mistakes in this model's design, since the big Ford sign on the grille is something that this vehicle is famous for. Another big change when it comes to the new model is it is going to come with aluminum body panels in 2016 model year. This will decrease its weight and make it much more fuel efficient. 2016 Ford F150 SVT Raptor might also come with new shocks, since spy photographers noticed that on the new model these didn't come with familiar blue-chrome color combo.

2013 Ford F150 SVT Raptor interior
Photo credits: Topspeed.com



There are still no photographs of Ford Raptor's interior.e expect some teaser photos to come out later this year so stay tuned.

2013 Ford F150 SVT Raptor
Photo credits: fordtruckclub.com



While taking photos of the new Ford Raptor model,spy photographers were intrigued by the sound coming from a vehicles engine. It wasn't the regular 6,2 liter V8 engine. It rather sound like a new EcoBoost is installed under this truck's hood. We are still not sure about which EcoBoost engine exactly is going to replace the old V8, but we think it is going to be at least 3,0 litre big.

2011 Callaway Silverado

RAM 1500

Other Possible Options

Ford F150 SVT Raptor is definitely something new on the market, since is the only performance truck available in United States (maybe even in the whole world). We expect a fast answer from main F Series competitors, especially RAM and Chevy. RAM will probably launch performance version of its RAM 1500 and we also expect some performance oriented Chevrolet Silverado, until we see it the only vehicle from Chevy line up that maybe can compete with Ford Raptor is a Callaway Silverado.

Photo credits: Kbb.com


Price and Release Date

Price and release date of 2016 Ford F150 SVT Raptor are still unknown. Release date might come very soon, some online reviewers even think that the new model is going to be revealed on this fall's Los Angeles Auto Show. If not it is definitely going to be presented on the 2015 Detroit Motor Show and its sales will start in the end of same year, maybe a little bit later by Ford Canada. With the new updates and engine change this vehicle is definitely going to be more expensive than last year's version, that could be bought for 50 G's.


People simply don't understand truck enthusiasts. Truck offers you freedom. It can go both on and off road, carry big cargo, climb hills, some can even go through shallow river beds. Isn't this just great? Of course it is. Truck owner is a free man or woman. Unfortunately all this is not really well perceived by the hipster chicks. They tell you stuff about the pollution and the planet, and blah, blah, blah... They don't know that the factory that makes their Buddy Holly glasses is much more dangerous to the environment than these four wheel drive puppies. On the other hand there are a lot of girls and people in general that feel the truck vibe, and that won't think you are conservative , only because you drive a ford truck. Since Ford F150 is the best selling vehicle in United States, there are plenty of truck lovers to hang out with.

Ryan Sheckler using his Ford Raptor as a skate ramp
Photo credits: celebritycarsblog.com



Since this is the most popular American truck it had a lot of movie and series appearances. Also some really famous people love their custom Ford Raptor trucks. Bubba Watson drives a bulletproof one, than there's George Kottaras from Cleavland Indians,  Jesse James who sure knows his rides also choose custom made Ford Raptor, skater Ryan Shackler who often uses his ride as a skate ramp, Heidi Klum was also seen in this vehicle, Prince Jackson, Scott Disick from Kardashians, race drivers Ken Conway, Ken Block and Tanner Foust, singer John Mayer and probably a lot more celebrities that we don't know about. Ford Raptor is a real celebrity truck.

What Girls Think About Ford F150 SVT Raptor?

Girls that I asked about this vehicle, liked it a lot. Thank good I haven't got too many hipsters on my Facebook friends list. They noticed all the conveniences of this truck, from spaciness to its off-road capability. One girl told me that this truck is something she would like to have, because it is a vehicle that is perfect for adventure trips, and despite its mean look it still comes with some family friendly note. My friend from North Carolina, that is in my opinion the most competent girls when it comes to auto world, on my Facebook friends list, said that this is an affordable truck, great for mud slinging and it is a vehicle that she would definitely like to try out.

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