Saturday, June 8, 2013

2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
Ford is responding to record customer demand for ultimate off-road performance by continuing to deliver uncompromised capability in the 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor.

Raptor’s available industry-first, direct-from-the-factory, forged-aluminum conventional wheels can be upgraded after purchase to extra-capable beadlock wheels – an exclusive offering.

Other Raptor features include available high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps that are brighter and whiter than standard lamps, significantly expanded connectivity features and Sunset Metallic – a new exterior color option.

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2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor interior

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Off-road high performance
Raptor’s 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 trails.

Raptor’s wheels are unique, because converting from conventional rim to beadlock-only requires customers unbolt the standard outer decorative ring, dismount the tire from its conventional position, then remount it in the proper lockable position with the available beadlock ring kit from Ford Racing. This is the first application of a wheel with both conventional and beadlock mounting abilities – a solution so innovative, Ford has filed for a patent on the system.

SVT Raptor connectivity
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. F-150 SVT Raptor’s 4.2-inch multifunction LCD screen for the MyFord® driver connect technology allows voice control for vehicle systems.

SVT Raptor’s driver connectivity can be upgraded to MyFord Touch® using an 8-inch center stack-mounted touch screen with five-way controls mounted on the steering wheel. This upgrade features a 4.2-inch productivity screen mounted in the instrument cluster. Driver-configurable, the 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 drivers wearing work gloves.

F-150 SVT Raptor can be specified with an available voice-activated Navigation System using the 8-inch screen, and SD-card capability for map and point-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. The seats feature Raptor-specific bolsters to keep the driver and first-row passenger firmly in place, regardless of terrain conditions.

The interior of F-150 SVT Raptor features a unique center stack and door trim appliqué finish, along with a leather-trimmed steering wheel with thumb pads.

An optional Luxury Package adds numerous comfort and convenience technologies. In addition, SVT Raptor can be specified with an interior color accent package featuring blue contrasts against a black environment and real aluminum trim components.

Cloth-trimmed sport seats are available to government and fleet buyers.

Along with the new Sunset Metallic, other exterior color options for the 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor include desert camouflage-inspired Terrain, Race Red, Tuxedo Black Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic and Oxford White.

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 high performance.

Aggressive all-terrain tires, industry-exclusive internal triple-bypass FOX Racing Shox™ dampers, skid plates and standard hill descent control established Raptor as an off-road force to be reckoned with.

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 hammer-down desert running.

2012 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.

For 2013, 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.

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® functionality. The 4WD system features electronic shift-on-the-fly capability for the transfer case.

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 differential.

Ford Press

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