Robust, but refined. This is the paradox of the best encapsulates very able to 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2, a truck that is in almost any environment. Take along the way and give a quiet ride that makes the bumps and distance learning. Take off the road and terrain rugged shuffle as a cub of the puma with steroids, scalar energy to tilt the Rails without a doubt. Raptor is a Ford F-150 pickup that is sweet with updates designed to improve off-road performance seriously. In the heart of this update is that you revised the suspension, as a clash of racing type, rate of elastic spring and wide ranges allow this truck supporting all kinds of insult off-road without ever losing the peace, or, God forbade, living. Raptor was really built trail-buster, with elements to make a stone paths of propagation so soft feeling as its form.
The off-road enthusiasts hardcore has few other options. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is an agile goats billy with the appeal that has been tested, as the Toyota FJ Cruiser, and there is also a Nissan Titan in focuses on the traces of the garrison, PRO – 4 X. However, no hovering over the raw material with great force and subtlety, as a bird of prey, and this uncomfortable on the sidewalk. If you are looking for a versatile ATV that will not let you confused, bones of birds of prey to shine as the main option.
Muscles are an important part of the equation of Off-Road, and this 2010 Ford F-150 Raptor has more than enough. Equipped with a good brave 6.2 liter V8’s 411 HP and 434 pounds feet of torque (the most powerful of two engines are available), the truck has the strength to deal with the full adventure and high speed. Weighs about 6,000 pounds Raptor, weighs enough. However, the power has always been abundant on the road, while trucks outside road ride the fearsome gradients with low noise. With a competent assistance six-speed automatic transmission run smoother gearchanges.
Tests of track, Raptor Sprints from zero to 60 mph from a standstill in 7.2 seconds, the time Titan best (7.5 seconds) and hematoma Wrangler (9.7 seconds). It is also interesting to note that truck factory test 6.2 liter helps us achieve once more that one second faster than the 5.4 liter-equipped the Raptor we tested previously (5.2 seconds). Stop Raptor 60 mph at 152 feet; This means that the distance stop 6.2 liters exceeds the stop distance record for the Raptor’s 5.4 liters of nearly 20 feet. Our driver was lost to explain the difference, because a second truck apparently full of identical, except for their machines.
Ford estimated that you one time equipped with a V8 of 6.2 liters, Raptor comes to EPA 14 city/18 highway fuel mpg – about the same estimates that are reported for the 5.4 liter model. We put more than 1,900 miles in our test truck, and observed burn is 13.2 mpg combined. We can burn that observed with 5.4 liter model is slightly better at 14.5 mpg combined. On the sidewalk, the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor mount quality aerodeslizador-liso; When perched in a cabin, you really feel that there is a cushion of air that separates the bumps and imperfections in the road under a ban under his command. The front seats are large and supportive, as if they were made by the President. They are also large enough to accommodate the thickness to the passengers.
This truck SuperCab configuration means that the Raptor comes with bench rear seats are accessed through a reverse-opening rear doors. Legroom is tight in the back; adults will fit in an emergency, but the Chair is really best left to the kids. On the road and the road surface, cabin is reasonably quiet, with road noise very little and the wind. Raptor is a usability study. The center console button a little heavy, but fortunately the big button, both spaces and difficult to lose. Buttons configuration which controls the temperature on the side of the driver and passengers and a series of rectangular buttons which regulates functions such as configuration control mode of fan and climate features 1 2. Audio controls are simple, with the same volume and setting the knobs and buttons allows you to select a preset and the origin of the song.
Control sets the off-road setting within walking distance of the dashboard. Configuration includes 4:00 for extra traction in snow and specific situations of SUVs and 4 l for heavy towing, in the dunes and navigates the inclined. (The truck also offers hill descent Control to help adjust the speed down a steep slope). As the production of extreme off-road pickup never Ford F-150 SVT Raptor can teach many things. Michigan day that sad lesson, flowing like tributaries flowing through our driving circuit in field tests Ford Romeo village. (Romeo, Romeo! Boogie, Romeo?) Only about 1 hour north of Detroit). Lesson 1: real power is a best friend. Lesson 2: the mud really requires an own ban. Lesson 3: when the life of the hands of the Raptor, sometimes just go crazy.
Launched in 2009, Raptor, met with customers enthusiasts everywhere that happens, or jump, taking into account its and 11.2 12.1-inch suspension travel front and rear, respectively. Our only complaint is the engine. The ex V-8 Ford of 5.4 liters, with 310 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque, which is convenient, but when the rest of the birds of prey is shining brightly, is “adequate” as out of place as a nondescript opened for Nickelback. V-8 6.2 liters is optional, for 2010, the plan, which Ford says that us and quick return behind the wheel seem to confirm this. The nature of this machine adapts the perfect truck. With 411 HP and 434 lb-ft of torque, it permeates powertrain Raptor with persistent suspension as long-travel chassis capacity. 6.2 raptor structurally identical 6.2 liter Super Duty 2011 line, but a greater output of SD 385 hp and 405 lb – ft, thanks to unique cameras and tuning.
Though we have worked hard for the muddy forest that Michigan does not give US the opportunity to experience the stability out road and high speed displayed by the introduction of a truck in the desert, proving that horses helped everywhere and one speed much less than the scorching sand truck. If you are running a slippery slope or powersliding by nightmare gravel, 6.2 remote control truck with greater authority than the 5.4 liter. This truck is immaculate condition to conquer the need for a throttle often used to control the direction and great machine those needs every time. Well, maybe not all the time. Spring flood removed the critical component of our strongest Raptor drive: input wheel. So Lisa and muddy roads gently in ended up enslaved by trucks sticky routine lead engravings, respect as diffusion follow the railway. We can remove our hands from the wheel and keep track of the truck just as faithful.
SVT engineers explained that rubber chosen BFGoodrich All-Terrain for the Raptor is the best compromise that could be found between the behavior of various conditions on the road and offroad – a desert, rocks, sand, snow, mud, loose but is the weakest in the mud. Compared to a dedicated, small and tight spaced tread mud tires lock easy Pack with the same slippery clay as the surface on which you are driving. Imagine driving traction in wet ice tyres which are wet ice, and are very close. At one point surrounded by dense jungle of hiking, I have skied the steep side completely by about 10 feet before bumps behind trucks and stolen the broken nose, just avoiding the trees until we climbed hills of throttle stuck between two trees in small spaces.
Then, towards outside in the open in the land, now, curso-barro track, a mud tire truck wear parts proven excellence as rubber, under these conditions, it is easy to tear their way out of the slots and power lines 10 mph faster than the stock-tired of trucks. Team SVT said that, despite the obvious benefit in our conditions, mud tires very compromising nothing. They do not have the opportunity to experience what the tyres on the road, but seeing those huge, soft tread blocks and they imagined their ability terribly deformation we nodded in agreement. However, Midwestern Raptor serious buyers would want to consider having a set of mud tires.
Dirt and mud, we proceed to our next challenge: nightmare of gravel from the best opportunity to experience the wheel day 411 hp 6.2 capacity. all drivers on our group seemed to be a rally champion had played the Raptor through a cone course, handling and power the new broadband engine facilitates linking a few turns on the free balance pendulum a glory of gravel-slinging. Also helps to look stupid even as champions is extreme the opportunity allowed by the stability control system is the sport mode, which the first stability control pressing the traction control off.
Last at least 30 minutes after taking possession of the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor up to four wheels from the ground. We are going to make it more quickly, but our track test of steel in the desert outside Phoenix, Arizona – meta-estilo is, of course, far from the city that locals not may complain about excessive noise or dust mini Tornado tearing your own extensions of brush. After all, the comforts of daily life do not mix with activities uncivilized to see how much air can be placed between the truck and the skid plate.
And the beauty of this particular beast. Since when did such banalities as in the navigation pane with activation by voice SYNC, leather with heated seats, satellite radio and dual zone climate control counts as equipment standard on a truck that was built especially for 100000 by jelly blasts through the desert? Since the end of 2009, in fact, when the first version of FoMoCo unleashed the F-150 SVT Raptor in the unsuspecting public. Unlike the previous product of Ford’s special vehicles team, including based on lightning SVT F-150, this is not the best work truck once it finishes the pavement and the things that are very bad start.
It was a secret to anyone that we have loved the Raptor from our first experience behind the wheel and now better than ever. What do you mean? Read on to find out. We are the largest and perhaps only complaint with the Raptor when he launched is the V8 engine of 5.4 liters underpowered for this type of shenanigans and a heavy duty suspension chassis strengthening thrust. Ford heard the cry for more power and correct the situation with the new V8 of 6.2 liters with custom tasks Raptor after seeing the first act in the line of Ford Super Duty Truck.
Here is the first piece of news is really great: all the good things you have said about the original Raptor extends stay intact with version 6.2-powered. Ladder fully boxed frame of full violence includes seven inches wider than a standard F-150 wheels, as well as 17-inch with special tires made to BF Goodrich all-terrain. You will find the Raptor 6.2 buttons to toggle between two wheel, four wheel high and low drive, four-wheel drive. When things get too tough, the hard away from lock at the rear and pull out the way road, which uses the electronic magic to change the displacement map of gas and transmission together with the default limit of stability, traction control and ABS brakes. Finally, hill descent control feature is handy-dandy which we will keep shooting upward or downward slopes pronounced very quickly.
And if the most important report happens to the head, despite the efforts of the van the collective mind of the system, bits and pieces that make up the front and rear suspension. 11.2 inch travel were swallowing a lump in the front and 12.1-inch rear. Damping duties skillfully handled by a fox racing shocks than triple bypass interior-sport special set, which allows them to do things like jump mountains in a single destination. Leagues is very impressive and is impossible to find fault.
Now, let’s return to the test of steel track. We discovered very quickly that not only leads the Raptor. You try it. The first thing we did to reach the location of the test is not so secret tire big truck opposite the largest song Street and bury the accelerator pedal. After the initial successful takeoffs and landings, repeating the Act several times… really the name of science of course. Say, a three tonne for not aging, truck process but are still curious how the bright orange machine will deal with the remaining obstacles on the track.
A couple of turns to the test circuit to prove a point. First, it is possible to solve the Raptor, but you will have to do something really stupid to make it reality. We speak of action so completely devoid of rational thought that should qualify for a prize Darwin if you can’t. A more likely scenario, however, is that you’re skillful at the first sign of thrust too for the extraordinary abilities of Raptor scares bag.