Ford F150 SVT Raptor – an incredible off-roader
F150 SVT Raptor is already much appreciated in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Memphis, Orlando, Denver and Los Angeles. Because of its durability and awesome off-road capabilities, the truck is highly estimated by the customers.
Jamal Hameedi, SVT chief nameplate engineer said: "While conceptualizing Raptor, we didn't want it to be a one-trick pony,".
"This truck lets you fly through mud holes, drive through water, glide over ditches and canyons, and handle high speeds like no other truck can.", he added.
SVT Raptor is based on F-150 and it is 7" wider to make additional space for suspension components, which help the truck to go almost on any terrain. It is equipped with triple-bypass shocks by FOX Racing Shox. They provide perfect handling off- as well as on-road.
The Raptor also has 35" BFGoodrich All-Terrain TA/KO 315/70/17 tires. They give Raptor 11.2 inches of front suspension travel and 12.1 inches of rear suspension travel. The clearance of the vehicle is 11.2". Additionally, it is capable to go in depth up to 30 inches of water without any danger.
Kerry Baldori, global performance chief functional engineer, said: "These technologies are key instruments in making F-150 SVT Raptor perform for all off-road enthusiasts,"
"All of these features were developed to work with the driver to take them wherever they want to go.", he commented.
AdvanceTrac with RSC and off-road mode combine to bring best driving experience. There are five available modes of AdvanceTrac with RSC to give the driver maximum flexibility for any terrain and situations.
Additionally, the driver can choose between two modes for vehicle control - sport mode and full off-road mode.
The sport mode lets the driver to control the vehicle, rather than the systems. It allows the vehicle to have wider yaw thresholds.
The second – full off-road mode shuts off all electronic stability programs except for the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) – there are even ABS switches, allowing for more tire slip, which improves stopping distances. Off-road mode engages a third throttle map and a third shift schedule. A third throttle allows the vehicle to go high or low speed depending on driving conditions. A third shift schedule holds the transmission in each gear for a longer time.
On the top of everything, F150 SVT Raptor is equipped with Hill Descent Control. This system helps the driver to go downhill without using the brakes. It works for both moving forward or in reverse.
The top speed of the truck is 105 mph, which is pretty good for vehicle of this size.
Ford F150 SVT Raptor can handle with every terrain, doesn't matter, if you go on or off-road, if you go in mud, snow, sand, rocks, the vehicle will get you to the destination you want, and it will get you there – safe.