High demand for the new Ford F-150 Raptor

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Ford announced that it already has received more than 5,300 orders for the new F-150 SVT Raptor, which is topping out the company’s initial sales expectations for the F-150 SVT Raptor this year. Most orders are from the Midwest and Southeast of U.S. The 2010-model F-150 Raptor with 5.4-liter V-8 engines is now on sale; production of an  all-new 411 horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 engine begins this spring. See full review here.

According to Mark Grueber, F-150 Marketing manager, “We couldn’t be more pleased with the popularity of the F-150 SVT Raptor. Orders have exceeded our expectations. The truck is so popular that we actually wound up building more 5.4-liter V-8 models than we had originally anticipated. The order banks are now open for the all-new 6.2-liter V-8, and the orders keep rolling in.”

Raptor is powered by the 5.4-liter Triton V-8 three-valve engine, which delivers 320 horsepower and 390 ft.-lb. of torque. If you still want a bigger engine, you will have the added option of an all-new 6.2-liter V-8 engine by spring 2010. The 6.2L V8 produces 411 horsepower and 434 ft.-lb. of torque, which makes the Raptor the most powerful half-ton pickup on the market.