Comments - 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Unveiled

Published: Jun 27, 2012
Description: Following the freshening of the standard and new Limited F-150 variants, Ford has extended the courtesy to the SVT Raptor, which benefits from a few minor enhancements for the 2013MY. The 2013 Ford F-...
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Patrick Schalk Jun 27, 2012
Yeah when you air down it creates a bigger contact patch for maximum traction. Unfortunately I think beadlocks are illegal in Oklahoma. I doubt you would get a ticket for them though
Jordan Smith Jun 27, 2012
Thanks Jeremy. I've heard of them before but I never knew that they were called beadlocks.
Jeremy Siebert Jun 27, 2012
That silver ring on the outside edge of the wheel is the bead lock...it essentially bolts the bead of the tire to the wheel...
Jeremy Siebert Jun 27, 2012
When driving off-road it is helpful to "air-down", reducing tire pressure, allowing the tire carcass to flex over rocks and give you better traction. Normal wheels can safely run tire pressures around 12-18psi. bead locks can allow single digit pressures, sometimes below 5psi.
Jordan Smith Jun 27, 2012
What are beadlocks?
Bob Jones Jun 27, 2012
Aren't beadlocks illegal in most states?
Alex Vasquez Jul 14, 2012
This truck is pure genius and jeep people get the hell out of here.. This is no mans land for you! This truck will eat all jeeps
Peter Papen Jun 29, 2012
I love it!! And I like how Ford stands for it's name with this ginormous sign :)
Cody Gillard Jun 28, 2012
that is my official dream truck noone else mine
Dustin Dimmitt Jun 28, 2012
It only gets 14mpg hwy it's a half ton pickup with 411hp why can't it do better than 14mpg hwy even dodge does better than that
Erick Bernal Jun 28, 2012
Finally HID Projector lights. Nice looks clean.
Chris Gaines Jun 28, 2012
I think "raptor" would look sick
Mikey Jimenez Jun 27, 2012
I wouldn't mind it saying SVT.
Devin Babyn Jun 27, 2012
Kent badass would be it saying Raptor in the grill not Ford. It just looks tacky as hell. I love the truck and the company but I feel it's the worst grill I've ever seen
Tyler Tarbox Jun 27, 2012
They need to bring back the Lightning!
Mikey Jimenez Jun 27, 2012
This would be awesome to take to the desert or the sand dunes at pismo beach. I agree with Devin tho that grill has to go.
Jordan Smith Jun 27, 2012
Those lights look like a transformer.
Paul Dickey Jun 27, 2012
That grill is one of the best looking parts of the truck. And the beadlocks are just an option. Don't have to get em.
Mike Casselton Jun 27, 2012
Jason, I don't want to rain on your parade, but if the beadlocks made it so I couldn't drive it in Kali, I'd be OK with that. Still a very nice truck even if it isn't a chopped up BMW ... :-P
Paul Lissona Jun 27, 2012
I worked at a Ford dealer too and remember first seeing these a few years ago.
chikenbag Jun 27, 2012
i love how the most capable truck in the world is also one of the best looking. awesomeness
Jordan Jackson Jun 27, 2012
When ever I see one of these, I grin ear to ear, I love working at a Ford dealer!
Jessica Drake Jun 27, 2012
Unless I'm running Baja. I'll take my jeep jk
Jason Brower Jun 27, 2012
Am I the only one who thinks bead locks are a terrible idea? Unless the car never touched the road it can't go to California, bead locks are super heavy, there's a ton more road noise, and every jeep and truck already has fake bead lock wheels on.
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Jun 27, 2012
Ill take mine murdered out thank you! (all blacked out :-)
Alex Bouckley Jun 27, 2012
Wait. No interior pics? Way to go carbuzz
Alex Bouckley Jun 27, 2012
This. Looks. EPIC.
Jack Hufford Jun 27, 2012
Damn, thats sexy!
Kent Sullivan Jun 27, 2012
@devin, because it looks badass and sets it apart from other F-150s. That's how.
Brendan Bell Jun 27, 2012
This is my favorite truck... Almost everything about it is right
John Serely Jun 27, 2012
These are sooo badas/
Zachary Maurer Jun 27, 2012
What a beauty, I love these, but I do wish gmc put their act competitor that was at the north american international auto show a couple years back into production, this has no competitors
Devin Babyn Jun 27, 2012
They really need to change the grill. Don't understand how they could pick that
Steven Nevets Jun 27, 2012
I'm not a truck guy at all, but when I see when of these I always take a second look.
Dillon Dixon Jun 27, 2012
Now that's a truck! I freaking love these!
Description: "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."
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Ryan Fitzgerald Jul 16, 2012
Couldn't the H1 do that?
Alex Vasquez Jul 14, 2012
Wow they've gone insane!!' this is too good!
Ben Norton Jun 27, 2012
Very smart idea!
Description: The 2013MY now also offers high-intensity (HID) headlamps that are brighter and whiter than standard lamps for improved visibility, and a all-new earth-toned color called Terrain. Minor interior tweak...
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Alex Vasquez Jul 14, 2012
Ben I agree buddy, twin turbo 800bph velociraptor.
Paul Lissona Jun 28, 2012
But that's a v6 this is a v8 which is way better for a full sized truck.
Ben Norton Jun 27, 2012
You wouldn't want more power?! Hell I'll take mine with a Hennessy kit
Mikey Jimenez Jun 27, 2012
@Igor it's an all terrain truck, HP doesn't really matter, what's more important is gearing and Torque. I wouldn't really want any more HP than it already has.
Forrest Wood Jun 27, 2012
The F series 3.5 turbo that you speak off ain't got nothing on the raptor
Forrest Wood Jun 27, 2012
The raptor as a whole is designed as an off road truck
Igor Natsioks Jun 27, 2012
That's weak, the f series 3.5turbo has 420 tq and 375 hp. I know it's turbo but u get the best of both worlds , power and economy. Chip it and u have same output as raptor.
Alex Vasquez Jul 14, 2012
No mopar truck is comparable with this RAPTOR.. Nobody has this name and looks and power and abilities
Jacob Viiper McCord Jul 12, 2012
looks like a military vehicle from the ffont
Devin Babyn Jun 28, 2012
Cars and trucks Mikey. Completely different purposes, completely different needs
Mikey Jimenez Jun 28, 2012
@Devin I thought you were talking about Horse Power since your so obsessed with it.
Devin Babyn Jun 28, 2012
It's torque where it has it beat. Thought you'd understand why I was bugging you since you're so obsessed with it
Mikey Jimenez Jun 27, 2012
@Devin 4 more HP wow that's how much my lawnmower has. Anyways when it comes to trucks all Mopar for me.
Adam Gray Jun 27, 2012
Needs a solid front axel not ifs.
chikenbag Jun 27, 2012
i love how it has that concept look to it, but it's production :)
Braydon Pack Jun 27, 2012
Coolest truck out there
uptown Jun 27, 2012
only Ford I would ever buy
Danny Rodriiguez Jun 27, 2012
Those headlamps look better than the new ones.
Paul Lissona Jun 28, 2012
I really don't like f150s having a Eco boost v6. I think a full size truck should have a v8 for sure.
Lee Gardner Jun 27, 2012
Hey jack what about that 5.7liter mopar hemi that will smoke any ecoboost crap all day long!!!!
Patrick Schalk Jun 27, 2012
Yeah I'd still have a Power Wagon over this but these are sweet. Props to Ford for even building it.
Devin Babyn Jun 27, 2012
Mikey no reason to bring up specs for chev's 6.2 when fords puts out more
Matt Piccolo Jun 27, 2012
@ mikey, I think he was talking about entry level v8's
Mikey Jimenez Jun 27, 2012
@Jack did you forget about GM's 6.2L? Because that makes 402hp and 417lb/ft of torque.
tysquirrel10s Jun 27, 2012
dodge has the ram power wagon which would be the closest truck from another company
Jack Howard Jun 27, 2012
Umm have you seen what Ford trucks have compared to GM? Lets see... Fords entry level v8 = 5.0L 360hp and 380lb ft. GMs= 4.8 piece of junk and 5.3L 315hp and 330lb ft
Mikey Jimenez Jun 27, 2012
I kind of like the ram runners a little more those thing BA!
Matthew Crighton Jun 27, 2012
Dodge ftw but damn that is a sexy truck.
Dillon Magee Jun 27, 2012
The only truck I might want.
Jack Hufford Jun 27, 2012
Agreed, lee. Now GM needs to make something like this.
Lee Gardner Jun 27, 2012
I don't like fords but I love this
Dillon Dixon Jun 27, 2012
Such a good looking truck. This looks so much better than the standard F-150.
Jacob Viiper McCord Jul 12, 2012
I wish this had dual angled exhaust tips in the rear :/
Jordan Jackson Jun 28, 2012
The fact that everyone is arguing about this is a goofs thing to, lol
Paul Lissona Jun 28, 2012
It's really good you can still get a ram as a manual trans. Wish Ford had that still.
Mikey Jimenez Jun 27, 2012
@Matt what's you point? That's your opinion, and to be quite frank I could careless about it cause you hate every American car that isn't ford.
Patrick Schalk Jun 27, 2012
I work for Chrysler Jeep Dodge and I've seen SO many people trade in their F150s and F250s for the new Rams. They are freakin amazing. A Laramie Longhorn is one of the nicest trucks you can buy right now.
Devin Babyn Jun 27, 2012
"The new cummins are garbage" a quote from a diesel mechanic that I know. He also said the dirtymax is better after you put on aftermarket injectors. He didn't know enough about the new power stroke to form an opinion though
Matt Piccolo Jun 27, 2012
@ mikey, that ram runner is really ugly though, this looks good
Michael Kozlowski Jun 27, 2012
Cummin Stroke this Duramax
Michael Ly Jun 27, 2012
Yeah raptors bend frames...... I hope they tried to fix that issue with this new generation
Mikey Jimenez Jun 27, 2012
@Jeremy ya buddy! When it comes to diesel it's Cummins or nothing.
Mikey Jimenez Jun 27, 2012
@Jack Cummins (Ram) is far superior than the power stroke and duramax.
Jeremy Siebert Jun 27, 2012
I've seen the Ram Runner, it's not production Ford has never had a diesel that can top the Cummins...and the Ram is available with a manual tranny
Jack Howard Jun 27, 2012
Its kinda obvious that Ford is better than Ram as of now. Ford has a much better array of engines ranging from their base line 5.0L to their 6.7L diesel
Mikey Jimenez Jun 27, 2012
@Jeremy look up the ram runner, I bet that might change your mind.
Jeremy Siebert Jun 27, 2012
Plus, it's 3/4 ton frame isn't known to bend like that of the Raptor
Jeremy Siebert Jun 27, 2012
Ram Power Wagon isn't as fast off-road, but it's more versatile....and the standard winch sway-bar disconnect, and lockers will get you outta more tight places than some bead locks with AT tires...
Matthew Crighton Jun 27, 2012
@Calogero, I can see why you didnt know this because you dont know much about trucks but you should no that ram is better.
Calogero Rumeo Jun 27, 2012
I don't know a lot about trucks but what i hear always is that Ford makes the best ones. I would also love to have a Raptor or the Harley Davidson edition one.
Jordan Jackson Jun 27, 2012
Peter, I work at a Ford, Chrysler, and Toyota dealer, my answer to that is no, just no
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Jun 27, 2012
Ha ha ha too late!
Stephen Cobbs Jun 27, 2012
@Petre. Chrysler will always be in Fords shadow.
Jack Hufford Jun 27, 2012
Let's hope it's not too late
Zachary Maurer Jun 27, 2012
@petre, man, don't get the fanboys in here, they will kill you :)