Ford’s High-Velocity Raptor

Ford’s F-150 SVT Raptor, the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup truck, has a new Special Edition package that adds more unique touches to the pickup.

The 2014 model year F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition adds unique new touches including a Ruby Red Metallic exterior color and box-side graphics. Interior upgrades include Brick Red seat bolsters with black inserts and cloth honeycomb highlights, console top finish panel, and centre stack and door panel appliqué accents. The truck is also available in Tuxedo Black Metallic.

“Raptor owners are looking for a high-performing, uncompromising off-road pickup truck with the features and luxuries found in today’s premium trucks,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Since its launch in 2009, we’ve continually moved it forward in capability and design, and the 2014 Special Edition is the best Raptor yet.”

Paint scheme and load box graphics are new for the 2014 model year Raptor

The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has set the benchmark for low- and high-speed off-road performance through aggressive all-terrain tires, industry-exclusive internal triple-bypass FOX Racing Shox dampers, skid plates and standard Hill Descent Control.

A Raptor development imperative has been continuous improvement, so Ford expanded the model line in 2010 with a four-door SuperCrew model joining the two-door SuperCab original. A grille-mounted camera to improve driver visibility when climbing over rocks or other obstacles joined the spec sheet in 2011 together with a Torsen® limited-slip differential to balance traction between both front wheels.

The interior has also been updated to make it more luxurious and less truck like

Industry-exclusive beadlock-capable wheels were added in 2012 to help increase grip in low-traction conditions, along with high-intensity discharge headlamps for improved visibility. SYNC® with MyFord Touch® was also made available for added connectivity.

Bonnet vents are over kill but then there's a 6.2-litre V8 with 411hp & 590Nm that needs cooling

Ford’s monster truck isn’t just about looks as its powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 411hp and 590Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an electronic six-speed automatic with tow/haul mode and SelectShift Automatic® functionality. Prices start at around USD44,000 so it’s not a cheap truck but then you do get something huge, quick and unique.

If you’re looking for a Ford truck in Malaysia, we would recommend the Ranger 3.2 WildTrak but Sime Darby AutoConnexion has stopped selling the model for a while due to a global shortage. However the Ranger 2.2 is also very good and offers great value for money. Alternatively, you may want to look for a used example on Motor Trader, your best source of used cars on the internet and in print.

Live out your adventure man off-road dreams in a Ford pickup truck. VROOM!

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