Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 2011
The F series is a line of full size pickup trucks sold by Ford since 1948. This is a model that has stayed on top of the pickup truck segment for over 40 years, that has also been the best selling car across all car categories for over 30 years in the United States.
The F-150 has always been the core of series since being introduced in 1975, a model that has been the backbone of Ford throughout the years.
The F-150 Raptor is a special off-road model based on the 12th generation F-150 which started sales in the fall of 2008. It was developed by Ford’s special vehicle development team “SVT”, to be fit for racing in the desert as sold; and was added to the lineup in 2010.
The body is 7.0 inches wider with its enlarged fenders that house considerably thicker aluminum suspension arms supported by Fox Racing dampers, which are known to be the first off-road competition dampers to come equipped on a production car. The suspension travel in the front has been extended to 11.2 inches and 12.0 inches in the rear. The clearance under the car is also large, with an approach angle of 30 degrees and a departure angle of 22.7 degree.
The engine is a 6.2 litre supercharged V8 producing 411 HP and 440.4 ft-lb of torque, and is combined with a 6 speed automatic transmission.
Though the truck is still equipped for comfort in urban settings as the normal F-150 with extras such as an audio system and air conditioning, there is no doubt that this is the fastest commercially sold pickup truck, that is unlike no other.