2010 Ford F 150 Svt Raptor R
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R
The Fording F-150 SVT Raptor R, which features limited components, was highly-developed by SVT and Crossing Racing specifically to slipstream in the Tecate Grudge Baja Hundred – one of the well-nigh hard off-road races on the circle.
“Fording’s dedication to victimization racing as a essay bed for new technologies is expanding to the off-road field with the Crossing F-150 SVT Raptor R,” aforementioned Brian Wolfe, Crossing Racing Engineering conductor. “Racing the new motortruck in the elect Baja Century is the ultimate off-road exam and testament earmark Fording to measure how good the F-150 SVT Raptor leave detain nether the near singular and utmost weather.”
Inclined for racing in foresighted outstrip off-road survival events, the Crossing F-150 SVT Raptor R uses neckcloth components of F-150 SVT Raptor, including the infection, brakes and axles. The bod – the function of the motortruck that volition contract the virtually tension – is the like proved amply boxed-in skeleton that delivers class-leading towing and trucking in the stand F-150. The race truck is powered by a specially calibrated 500 horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine.
While the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has off-road capability that isn’t available in any other production vehicle, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R adds to that capability with enhancements to prepare it for one of the world’s best-known off-road races.
“The race truck has even more suspension travel, better approach and departure angles, more horsepower, more ground clearance, and full racing specification seats, safety cage and harnesses, all of which combine to make an even faster, more visceral off-road experience,” said Jamal Hameedi, SVT chief engineer.
2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R
Even if the typical Ford customer will not be putting their truck through the punishing paces of the Baja 1000, the point is this, they could.
“You can say the average customer is not likely to take their vehicle and enter it in the Baja 1000, but if you look at the things that happen in that 1000 kilometer race, over the life of a vehicle, you just might repeat those events,” said Hameedi. “Maybe not all in one day, but over that 100,000 miles, knowing the vehicle will stand up to the Baja 1000 is important to off-road enthusiast customers.”
The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R not only emulates the ‘Built Ford Tough’ motto with its toughness and capability, but it also shows the level of high-performance vehicles that SVT develops.
“Raptor R is a natural SVT extension of the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor,” said Hameedi. “It’s very analogous to what a race prepped Cobra R was to an SVT Cobra or what a Mustang FR500C is to a Mustang GT.”
The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R in the Baja 1000 also serves as a test bed for the development of a lineup of race-proven, desert-tested, off-road performance parts that will be available through the Ford Racing catalog.
Ford Truck Motorsports has a successful past in off-road racing, sponsoring the desert endurance racing series “Best-in-the-Desert” with Ford trucks serving as the official vehicle.
Ford is bringing some of the best stock class off-road truck drivers together to drive the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R in the Baja 1000.
The team includes driver of record Steve Oligos and co-drivers Randy Merritt, Greg Foutz and Bud Brutsman who will compete in class eight for moderately modified full-size pickup trucks.
The Baja 1000 runs from Nov. 20-23, 2008. The intense off-road endurance race runs from sea level to 7,000 ft. altitude over 1,000 kilometers of sand, rock and mountain passes on the Mexican Baja Peninsula.