2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2 Turning Heads

May 21, 2010 Updated: May 21, 2010

The 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2 first caught the attention of drivers in the world of off-road racing, and is now getting some attention from automobile experts at Car and Driver, as well as AutoWeek.

The 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2 was praised by Car and Driver for its superb handling in the muddy terrain where they tested the vehicle. The traction from the BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires, selected specifically by Ford, gave test drivers a sense of security in their off-road environment, leaving them with the feeling that, “We could have removed our hands from the wheel and followed the lead truck just as faithfully.”

Test drivers stated that the ground clearance, mongo Fox shocks, traction control, hill-descent control, and electronic locking rear differential gave the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2 great handling.

One downside mentioned by automotive experts from the magazine was a lack of performance from the base engine. They felt that with the superb handling, suspension, and design the truck could have been given a more potent power supply. The standard 5.4-liter V-8, with 310 hp engine left experts from Car and Driver, who test drove the truck, wishing the new model came with more power.

Car experts from autoweek.com also stated that the standard engine for the truck was a little light, but praised the suspension on the vehicle. They also mentioned an upgrade that could improve the performance of the off-road truck and give it a 6.2-liter, 411-hp, 434-lb-ft V8, satisfying those in the industry that are currently disappointed.

The 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2 is a special addition F-150 that lists from $22,795 to $47,475. The truck has rugged design and is made for strength and off road stability.