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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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2013 SVT Raptor- first look

Got bored and did some rooting around to see that I could find on the 2013 Raptor.

Looks like not much is new..... new colour, HID's and new wheels equipped to be upgraded to available bead lockers from Ford Racing.

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Terrain is a sandy beige hue with a flat finish. It's not matte, but this paint certainly isn't reflective by modern standards. In fact, it's quite reminiscent of those wonderful old lacquer finishes from the '30s and '40s. (We can imagine a Ford Model A Business Coupe coming in the same color.) That's not a pejorative, as the SVT Raptor looks great in this decidedly industrial beige tone. Something about the Raptor's outlandish looks just works with the understated color.

We've also netted some more details about the new beadlock-capable wheels. Underneath those 12-bolt cosmetic trim rings are 24 holes, already tapped for the Ford Racing beadlock ring. Owners just have to buy the beadlock kit from their dealer to convert them. The wheels themselves are forged aluminum and officials tell us this convertible system is an industry first which it aims to patent.
Pics won't copy over for whatever reason, and I hate posting a thread with no pics, but here's the link.....

http://ca.autoblog.com/2012/06/27/20...e-brilliantly/



My two cents ? At random........



The bead lockers are interesting, and the new style of wheel is better than 2012's offering.

http://ca.autoblog.com/photos/2013-f...photo-5121762/

The almost matte finish of the new colour is interesting, but "Terrain" wouldn't be a choice I'd personally make.



The bed graphics are changed up from the previous "digital dirt" offering , but graphics are still not a choice I would make for mine.

HID's...meh. Like the styling of the 2011's better, but quality of light could possibly win me over.

http://ca.autoblog.com/photos/2013-f...photo-5121746/

Not really much new and exciting here IMO.....I'm disappointed there hasn't been any sort of upgrade in horsepower.

Put the 650 hp supercharged 5.8L they're shovelling in the GT500 into a Raptor off the showroom floor and I'll hand you the keys to my trade-in so fast your head will spin.

Hell, I'd even entertain the thought if they offered up a 6.2L supercharged in the 500hp range. lol

Anyway, I know the Raptor has a lot of detractors out there, some flat out don't like them, others think that with 11,000 or so total production for a single year they're too common, but that's what makes this hobby great and WTF, any truck conversation is good conversation !!

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They are a sweet truck hell I want 1 but it needs to seat 6

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First of it is good to see the Raptor is being continued. The new colour would not be for me either. I like the graphics I have on mine and the new ones as well. As far as engines go the 5.8 from the GT500 does not make sense to me. This is an Offroad Package not a street racer. I would have liked to see the Ecoboost Engine as an option.

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Alright, so maybe the 650hp 5.8L was a little greedy, but I figured since it was already in production, it would be easier than re-vamping the 6.2 for forced induction.

Yes, it's an off-road package, and not a racing package, but it's also a 6300 lb truck and an SVT product.

Forced induction has always been an SVT hallmark IMO, and I think a 500 hp offering would strike a nice balance.

You've got the advantage over me Martin... I've never had the pleasure of driving supercharged vehicle and damn it, I'd like to !!

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I think we all would like to drive a 400-600 hp supercharged car or truck.

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Ah the Raptor.

No idea why they would offer bead lock wheels? They ain't forsale in Africa.

A nice Diesel option would have been nice. But I agree on a Blown option.

Anyhow maybe the changes are under the skin like not bending in the middle?

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Like not bending in the middle...LMFAO. Almost as funny as a diesel version.

Drive like an asshole and stuff will break, (or bend), no matter who makes it.

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Like not bending in the middle...LMFAO. Almost as funny as a diesel version.

Drive like an asshole and stuff will break, (or bend), no matter who makes it.
Drive like the commercial Or like Ford marketed the truck and things will break / Bend. What a joke

What's wrong with a diesel option then? This is suppose to be an off-road vehicle. Why make it susceptible to water damage.

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Why would you wanna go diesel ? sure you can make good power from 1 but in my eyes it should have a supercharger on it or some kind of power adder just to piss off the other 2 truck brands that don't even make a off road edition truck.

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