The new 2013 F-150 SVT Raptor pickup truck is for capable than ever, which got revised according to what the off-road enthusiasts have been asking for, and that is more power. In addition to more power, the latest Ford Raptor pickup truck is upgraded with light-weight forged-aluminum wheels featuring extra-capable beadlocks to help secure the tires to the wheels when in a low pressure setting.
Among other improvements, the 2013 F-150 SVT Raptor pickup truck gets high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps that are much brighter and whiter than the standard lamps. And there is also a new earth-toned exterior color added as well.
In off-road capability, the 2013 F-150 SVT Raptor pickup truck’s wheels are unique designed with beadlock that helps with tires deflation to be dropped to a very low threshold for maximum traction under extreme conditions, yet holds the tires in place.
Power for the 2013 F-150 SVT Raptor pickup truck is available exclusively with a 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque, which is mated to an electronic six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode and SelectShift Automatic functionality. The 4WD system features electronic shift-on-the-fly capability for the transfer case. The front axle features the Torsen differential with 4.10 to 1 gearing, while the rear axle is also 4.10 to 1, with an electronic-locking differential.
Even though the 2013 F-150 SVT Raptor pickup truck is an off-road vehicle, it is technology advanced inside. The SVT Raptor interior features unique center stack and door trim appliqué finish and leather-trimmed steering wheel with thumb pads. It comes with Ford’s SYNC communications and entertainment system, allowing hands-free voice-activated control of a driver’s mobile device and the truck’s audio system. All the information can be read from a new 4.2-inch multi-function LCD screen, including an optional voice-activated Navigation System. If you want a bigger screen, there is an optional 8-inch center stack touch screen available with five-way controls mounted on the steering wheel.
For comfortability through rock climbing, the SVT Raptor is equipped with standard unique leather and cloth-trimmed seats, with driver’s side power actuation and six-way adjustability.
The 2013 F-150 SVT Raptor is available in Race Red, Blue Flame Metallic, Tuxedo Black Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Oxford White and a new Raptor-exclusive hue. In addition, SVT Raptor can be had with an interior color accent package, featuring contrasting blue against a black environment and real aluminum trim components. There is also an optional Luxury Package, which adds numerous comfort and convenience technologies that we mentioned above.
Check out the comparison test video between the 2012 Ford Raptor and Ram Runner below, done by Motor Trend.