Ford first teased a more powerful form of its off-road F-150 SVT Raptor last year, but trucks equipped with the potent 6.2-liter V-8 are now starting to roll into dealerships.
The 6.2-liter V-8 is a two-valve, SOHC design and the most powerful gas engine available in the half-ton pickup segment. As the base engine for the redesigned 2011 Super Duty, the SVT Raptor is the V-8’s first introduction to the F-150 lineup. It will likely be an option for the rest of the F-150 models in 2011. According to Ford, the all-new 6.2-liter produces 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque.
While nearly 3000 customers have already preordered the 6.2-liter Raptor, we already know who will be receiving the first production model. Greg Biffle, a current Roush Fenway NASCAR driver, will take first delivery after previously experiencing the F-150 SVT Raptor R in a Best in the Desert race.
The 6.2-liter-equipped Raptor starts from $41,995, while the base 5.4-liter-equipped model is priced from $38,995 (destination included).