2010 F-150 Raptor – Performance

The 2010 F-150 Raptor SVT is about serious capability.

There are two engine options for the new Raptor.  You can choose between a 5.4L SOHC V8 FFV engine that puts out 320 horsepower and 390 Ib.-ft. of torque, or pick the optional 6.2L SOHC V8(1) that delivers an estimated 400 horsepower and over 400 Ib.-ft of torque.  Both engines will be matted to a 6-speed automatic transmission.  When you take a look underneath you will notice the massive front skid plate that keeps the engine and transfer case protected.  There is also an electronic locking rear differential that uses a true mechanical connection to lock both the left and right axle shafts together so both turn at the same speed & with the same amount of torque.  The power is sent to the wheels via a serious 4.10 axle ratio.  Off-Road Mode – pressing this switch will initiate a Raptor specific calibration for the throttle and transmission shift-schedule.  It also modifies the ABS system and Electronic Locking Rear Differential functionality for improved off-road performance.  Hill Descent Control – allows the driver to concentrate on driving rather than having to modulate the brakes on a steep incline.  The system, when engaged, utilizes the ABS system to maintain vehicle speed.  The Raptor is Ford's first application of this technology.

Next up, we'll talk about the unique design characteristics that help set the Raptor apart from the other F-150's.


(1) Late availability


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