At a time where most new car shoppers are looking for fuel-efficient vehicles as a result of last year’s spike in gas-prices, the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor seems to be a shining star for the gas-guzzling pickup segment. According to Ford, the new F-150 SVT Raptor has exceeded expectations.
Speaking to PickupTrucks.com, Ford Special Vehicle Team’s spokesperson Patrick Hespen said that the 310-hp 5.4L V8 Raptor has brought in more than 1,500 orders, maxing out the pickups build capacity at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan.
Ford is also gearing up to launch a more powerful version later this winter. Power will come from a 6.2L V8 making 400-hp with a maximum torque of 400 lb-ft.
PickupTrucks.com says that part of the Raptor’s success is due to its starting price-tag of $38,995 5.4LV8 and $41,995 for the 6.2L V8. Apparently, it is difficult to match that kind of performance and hardware to similar pickups at that price range.
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– By: Stephen Calogera