The F-150 SVT Raptor now available with four full-size doors.
The new Ford Raptor Supercrew is a crew cab variant of the insane Ford F-150 Raptor. Its predatory presence is set to close in on the turf of the Dodge Ram Truck and the GMC Sierra. Aggressive styling is taken from the battle tested Baja race truck, but an uptake of the previous models cosmetic detailing, front bumper, mesh grille and prominent fender flares don’t make it too outlandish. In appearance, that is.
The wheelbase has been extended to 145-inches, (12-inches longer than the SuperCab), which frees up more leg-room in the rear and door space to load a Brahma bull. Use of aluminum parts has allowed the Raptor to shed an incredible 500 pounds from its before-picture SuperCab model. The Raptors weaponry will include a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine rated at 411 horsepower and 435 lb-ft of torque – the new Raptor's powerplant is more powerful and fuel efficient than its predecessor’s V8 – matched by a ten gallon larger fuel tank. To ensure a smooth power delivery, Ford have fitted a 10-speed automatic gearbox with a four-wheel drive system, that includes a torque-on-demand transfer case.
Before you ask if you can get a 50-caliber Gatling-gun as an additional option, the Raptor’s warhorse like character has different drive settings to make it a civilized beast for normal day-to-day driving – or if General Zod rears his ugly head, the Raptor has a Street mode setting for high-performance driving, Baja mode for high-speed desert running and Rock mode to trim down the drivetrain when you're rock crawling looking for IS insurgents. The new Terrain Management System with six different modes and FOX Racing Shox make it just as sure-footed in rain, snow, on ice, and mud and sand tracks.
Dooms-day preppers will certainly have their sights set on the new Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew, but will have to wait until Spring before they can get their hands on one. Pricing details are set to come out closer to launch.