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2012 Exterior and Interior Upgrades
The 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor will offer owners new ways to add a customized
touch to their truck with a fresh bodyside graphic.
Similar to the hood graphic, it now features the distinctive Raptor logo. The
graphic is based around two diagonal stripes, with jagged lines and shapes that
give it both a racing and off-road feel.
The graphic uses gloss, matte and textured black finishes to give it a
one-of-a-kind look. The textured finish complements the other black-grained
exterior parts, such as the hood vents, fender air extractors and running
Additionally, a new matte anodized blue interior color accent package will
replace the existing one, which will be available with every paint color except
for the newly offered Race Red. The package includes accent leather-trimmed
front seats with unique leather inserts and accents on the center stack, rear
seat inserts and door panels. Aluminum trim also is used on the instrument panel
and flow-through center console.
Also new for 2012 is the addition of cooled seats to the optional luxury package
and a new Euroflange wheel, which has weights on the inside to better protect
from off-road debris and obstacles.
Front Camera System
A new class-exclusive and patent-pending off-road front camera system also makes
its debut on F-150 SVT Raptor, giving customers a new and unique view of what's
happening in front of their truck. Activated through the 4.2-inch LCD
productivity screen, the system uses the 8-inch navigation display and helps
drivers see what's directly in front of the vehicle, even when their view from
the driver's seat might be blocked.
"It's a surprise and delight feature that works during low-speed crawling, and
it's particularly useful for seeing in front of the vehicle when tackling large
inclines," said Jamal Hameedi, Ford SVT chief engineer. "We found the system
particularly useful for avoiding large rocks or placing a tire on a rock. It can
even take the place of the spotter at times, which is a great feature when the
truck is in one foot of mud."
The front camera can be ordered with the Navigation System and is designed to
aid at speeds of less than 15 mph in challenging off-road environments. The
display from the camera will appear on the navigation screen on the center stack
and includes dynamic and static overlays to help drivers determine where their
wheels will go.
The camera is mounted in the front grille and includes a dedicated washer
function that is activated by pressing a lever on the left steering column
The F-150 SVT Raptor is the first-ever high-speed off-road performance truck
offered by any manufacturer and highlights 34 years of Ford truck sales
leadership by emphasizing F-150's Built Ford Tough durability, innovation and
Developed with the DNA of an off-road pre-runner, the Raptor has comprehensive
modifications focused on chassis and suspension enhancements.
The F-150 SVT Raptor is 7 inches wider than a base F-150 to make room for the
additional suspension components that give Raptor its unparalleled off-road
abilities. The wider stance also gives the truck an aggressive appearance.
Internal triple-bypass shocks by FOX Racing Shox - the first on a production
truck - provide position-sensitive damping and extra suspension travel for
extreme off-roading and a smooth ride on the road.
Raptor also has unique cast-aluminum front control arms and SVT-tuned 35-inch
BFGoodrich All-Terrain TA/KO 315/70-17 tires. These components give Raptor 11.2
inches of front suspension travel and 12.1 inches of rear suspension travel on
either SuperCab or SuperCrew.
The 145-inch-wheelbase SuperCrew adds to the extensive list of F-150 SVT Raptor
features. While contributing additional space and flexibility for the customer,
the SuperCrew still delivers outstanding performance as well.
The standard 6.2-liter V8 engine, which produces 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of
torque, makes F-150 SVT Raptor the most powerful half-ton pickup on the market.
Bringing this all together in a comprehensively engineered factory offering adds
up to a Built Ford Tough truck that is truly in a class of its own.
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications