More fun in the sun. Ford is taking the wrap off its new 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew. You’ll get more bang for the buck with the previously optional 6.2-liter V8 engine, which produces 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque, now comes as standard for 2011.
The 2011 SVT Raptor SuperCrew version is not only bigger in engine but also bigger in overall size as well. It has a 12-inch longer wheelbase and 7 inches wider than the regular F-150 Raptor, increased towing capacity up to 8,000 lb., and a bigger fuel tank that can hold up 36 gallons to last you all day long in the sand dunes.
Inside of the new 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew offered a standard 4.2-inch LCD productivity screen that is integrated in the center of the new instrument gauges, which have a black face, red pointers and ice blue daytime lighting. A truck application screen provides vehicle status information for important off-road parameters such as off-road mode, Hill Descent Control, electronic locking differential settings and AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control).
“The productivity screen is a great solution for our off-road customers,” said Hameedi. “With one glance, they can tell exactly what settings are enabled on their truck and what the driveline is doing.”
There is also a transmission gear selection panel in the center console with SelectShift Automatic transmission functionality. A toggle switch shift lever engages the mode, where the transmission doesn’t second-guess the driver, so you have total control over gear selection and performance feel. Upshifts, for instance, are not commanded at redline, and downshifts are allowed at the lowest gear possible as defined by the engine speed.
There will be a Raptor Plus Package and a Raptor Luxury Package offered as well, after the debut in 2011. Orders for the 2011 F-150 SVT Raptor are already available at Ford dealerships, and the trucks will be available in dealerships late this year.