The respectful 2018 Ford F-150 puck up truck’s high performance vehicle version is a new 2018 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. The raptor is the most capable (with unique features) off-road truck which is by the way a mass production vehicle. The Raptor’s design is outstanding with a high-strength frame made out of steel and aluminium body which is reducing the weight. Also the body of this awesome pick up truck is designed to be wide and muscular and this unique body is rolling on 35 inch tall off-road tires.
The suspension on this SVT is a venerable racing Fox Shox’s which is without doubt best in the class. The suspension is designed to offer huge articulation to be able to jump and run thru the desert in high speed. It have the feature called “Terrain Management” which enables three terrain settings: Street, Normal and for ice or rain called weather mode. Auto folding mirrors are standard. Approach angle is 30 degrees and departure angle is 23 degrees. The Raptor is available in super-cab and crew-cab and in 9 trim configurations.
The interior of the 2018 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is not near the F-150 platinum but it is closer to the FX4 trim. The brand new MyFord Touch infotainment system is placed on the big touchscreen in the middle. Final finish of the dashboard is from solid hard plastic painted with silver accents. The big buttons are placed on the center console along with a Off Road button. The steering wheel is coated in leather with red accents that are specific for the Raptor.
2018 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Engine
The Ford’s 6.2 liter V8 engine is powering this beast and provide the driver with awesome exhaust note. This engine is capable of producing 411 horsepower and 434 pound feet torque. This powerful engine is mated with 6-speed automatic transmission which have the manual shifting option. This great power is very thirsty, EPA ratings are 11 MPG in the city & 16 MPG on the highway and this is combined 13 MPG. Top speed is 100 mph and ad it can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 8.0 second. Top speed is 107 mph. Rear wheel drive is standard and all wheel drive is optional.
The price for the 2018 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is starting from $46,190 and goes up to $49,090. Direct competitors are: Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Ram 1500 and 2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel.