Recently we have seen spy pictures of the 2015 Ford f-150. Although on this shots we didn’t seen SVT Raptor model, it is still expected to be presented this variant of Ford F-150. Exterior of this vehicle should be inspired by 2013 Atlas Concept which was presented at the Detroit Auto Show, on the beginning of 2013. It should have bright headlight, “SVT” badges, an aggressive shape, a new looking taillights.
The first 2010 SVT Raptor was powered with a standard 5.4-liter V-8 engine, that produced 320 hp and 390 pound-feet of torque. Also, there were an optional engine, a powerful 6.2-liter V-8 with 411 horses and 434 lb-ft. The base 5.4-liter V-8 engine was thrown out by Ford back in 2011. Just a few little changes has been done in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 model years.
The powertrain in new 2015 Ford Raptor will probably be the same as in previous model a V-8 engine, but with the 450 hp. Ford will also work on reducing the fuel consumption by about 10 to 15 percent. Both, the base F-150 model and the “SVT” Raptor model will be made lighter by use of aluminum materials. Because of that, truck’s total weight will be reduced.
As we said, in the building process of new 2015 F-150 SVT Raptor Ford engineers used many of elements from the Atlas Concept. But there still were used some of characteristic Raptor elements, like special wheels, grille, “SVT” badges. At this moment, the SVT Raptor is essentially the only performance truck on the market, and that could no long be the case when the next F-150 comes on the road.
2015 Ford Raptor: Release Date and Price
The first SVT Raptor from 2010 was offered by Ford as off-road vehicle. In contrast to base F-150 model, the SVT Raptor was redesigned. This version has a more attractive look and there isn’t that blue-oval Ford emblem on the grill.
Our prediction is that the new 2015 SVT Raptor will be unveiled a couple of months after the base F-150 model comes on the market. The 2015 Ford Raptor base price will be slightly less than $ 50,000.