ROAD TEST: Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

October 1st, 2009 at 11:40am

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The fine folks at Ford’s in-house high-performance division – the Special Vehicle Team – have created a MONSTER. With rugged aftermarket hardware, the new 2010 Raptor F-150 is a beast when the pavement ends. It can tackle off-road trails that would destroy lesser pickups, but how does it drive on the street? McElroy gives his thoughts on this testosterone-charged truck after testing one for a week.

3 Comments to “ROAD TEST: Ford F-150 SVT Raptor”

  1. Brentton Says:

    Out of curiosity, are you dissapointed in the way the Raptor sounds? That is one tough looking truck, but based on the audio from the video, the exhaust sure doesn’t do the look of the truck any justice. For all the work they put into the Raptor, I would have thought that the sound would have been a slightly more important area.

  2. K Custer Says:

    Remember the good old days when we could use the Southfield Freeway as an off-road suspension certification course? Ah, those were the days!

  3. Charles Says:

    Does anyone know exactly why the Raptor is rated to only tow 6,000 lbs? All other F-150s have a much higher tow rating.