Unveiled: 2013 SVT Raptor, now in 1.62% strength
In today's age of hybrid powered vegan movers, a rumbling V8 from under the hood of a badass pickup is no longer the social norm. Sales have been slipping, prices have gone up and every redneck from here to Kentucky would be up in arms (literally) over a hybrid powered pickup. Thank sweet baby Jesus then that Ford still has enough cojones to slap the hybrid world in the face and put a 400 hp V8 into an F-150 and make it an arctic melting off-roader. Say good-bye to your life-sapping "Low T"
The 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. Considering the cult success of the original, SVT engineers said they wanted to push the boundaries of capabilities for the new Raptor. This included more power, better shocks and tires, and even a new six-speed automatic transmission.
Along with SVT engineers, Ford says that for 2013 they wanted to "answer the call from off-road enthusiasts for more power." So then, V8? Check. 411-hp? Check. Enough torque to destroy a small planet? Check. This all placed on top of some high performance, all-terrain tires with beadlock wheels, new shocks, dampers, skid plates and a standard Hill Descent Control.
All in all these new changes should run the bill up to around $50K.
See more of the 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor here