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(from Ford Press
Release) Ford Raptor Redefines Factory Off-Road Truck with
Exclusive New Beadlock Wheels, High Technology, Camo-Inspired Color
• Ford raises the
F-150 SVT Raptor bar again for 2013, offering industry-exclusive
beadlock-capable wheels to help increase grip in low-traction
• SVT Raptor now offers high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps
for improved visibility, SYNC® with MyFord Touch® for added
connectivity and an all-new earth-toned color called Terrain
• New Raptor offerings build on internal triple-bypass FOX
Racing Shox™ dampers, Torsen® front differential and
front-mounted camera technologies, adding even more
high-performance off-road capability
DEARBORN, Mich., June
26, 2012 – Ford is delivering higher levels of capability in the new
2013 F-150 SVT Raptor, answering the call from off-road enthusiasts
for even more performance.
The latest Raptor features available industry-first,
direct-from-the-factory forged-aluminum conventional wheels that can
be upgraded after purchase to extra-capable beadlocks, plus other
functional improvements. These include available high-intensity
discharge HID headlamps that are brighter and whiter than standard
lamps, significantly expanded connectivity features and Terrain, a
new earth-toned exterior color.
“Ford F-150 SVT Raptor’s popularity continues to grow based on its
proven reputation,” said Ford SVT Chief Engineer Jamal Hameedi.
“It’s the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup, so it’s
critical that we continue to push the boundaries of off-road
capability. New available beadlock wheels help to improve Raptor’s
performance in soft sand and other challenging conditions, enabling
our customers to go further.”
SVT Raptor sales are up 20 percent in 2012, breaking last year’s
record in the January to May period.
Off-road high performance
Raptor’s newly 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 tire to the wheel between two
surfaces so the tire 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 tire from its regular position and
then remount the tire 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.
“Raptor’s exclusive beadlock wheels give the customer the best of
both on- and off-road worlds,” said Adam Wirth, SVT chassis
engineer. “Tire inflation can be dropped to a very low threshold for
maximum traction under extreme conditions, yet holds tight – and
stays tight – when returning to the road.”
SVT Raptor connectivity
SVT Raptor features
Ford’s acclaimed SYNC® communications and entertainment system,
allowing hands-free voice-activated control of a driver’s mobile
device and the truck’s audio system. For 2013, SVT Raptor adds a new
4.2-inch multifunction LCD screen for the MyFord® driver connect
SVT Raptor’s driver connectivity can be upgraded to MyFord Touch®
using an 8-inch center stack touch screen with five-way controls
mounted on the steering wheel. In addition, this connectivity
upgrade features the 4.2-inch productivity screen, mounted in the
instrument cluster. Driver-configurable, this LCD screen includes
menus for gauge setup, trip computer, fuel economy and
towing/off-road applications. Truck-specific MyFord Touch offers
additional button controls and rotating knobs to accommodate a
driver’s work gloves.
SVT Raptor can be specified with an available voice-activated
Navigation System using the 8-inch screen and SD-card capability for
map and points-of-interest storage.
A rear view camera is available as well.
Inside SVT Raptor
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 center 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 color accent package,
featuring contrasting blue against a black environment and real
aluminum trim components.
Cloth-trimmed sport seats are available to government and fleet
Outside, SVT Raptor is available in Race Red, Blue Flame Metallic,
Tuxedo Black Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Oxford White and a new
Raptor-exclusive hue for 2013, desert camouflage-inspired Terrain.
SVT Raptor prowess and power
Since launching as a
2010 model, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has set the benchmark for low-
and high-speed off-road performance.
Aggressive all-terrain tires, industry-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.
Building on this foundation, SVT engineers expanded Raptor’s
footprint for 2011 with 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
Last year, Ford began offering 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 center stack-mounted LCD
screen. A washer function helps keep the camera’s field of vision
clear in wet and muddy conditions.
The 2012 model year saw Raptor add a Torsen® limited-slip
differential to the 4WD system 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 6.2-liter V8 engine,
producing best-in-class 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-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
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