A new member in the family of Ford’s pickups, the new 2018 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has been made by a Special Vehicle Team so it wears the prefix SVT. Famous for its excellent performance and muscular design, this 2018 model has improved off-road as well as on-road performance. The manufacturers from Ford followed the well-known characteristics, but also upgraded some features in terms of exterior, interior and engine.
Exterior design of the new 2018 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is pretty much expected, except for the front end which has been completely redesigned. What we first notice is a black chrome grille and the front and the rear bumper are being raised. The whole vehicle gives a sense of great stability, since it is widened than the previous or current model. We have also noticed the new 17-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires, so this model can be ready for all types of surfaces and adventures. When you look at the tailgate, which will definitely be larger, you will notice a dual exhaust. This model also offers four full-size doors and the LED lights inside its headlights.
In terms of interior, we can say that the new 2018 SVT Raptor has survived certain changes and innovations, especially when it comes to technology. The black leather and aluminum details dominate the interior. You should expect a spacious cabin, especially the legroom, so this model will be a great solution for both bumpy and long-distance rides, too. The rear seats can be folded so you can get an extra space in your trunk, a good choice for camping and other leisure activities. The steering wheel is also covered with leather and suede details. In the central part of a dashboard this model offers you an 8-inch touch screen with numerous options, information and measures. The other features such as 4G internet, rear view camera and blind-spot monitoring have been similar as the ones seen on the previous models.
The 2018 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has undergone some changes when it comes to engine and definitely got more powerful power train. The first version offers you a 3.5-litre twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 which will offer more power than the current 6.2-litre V-8 with 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque, also used in 2019 Ford Expedition, 2019 Ford Transit, 2019 Ford Flex. There have been rumors that the 2018 Raptor will produce 450 horsepower and it will get a 10-speed automatic transmission. This will largely help fuel economy. Also, it will be based on the all-wheel-drive system and provide a mechanical-locking four-wheel-drive system. Another possible option is a 5.0-litre EcoBoost V-8.
2018 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Price and Release Date
Although it has not been confirmed yet, the new 2018 Ford SVT Raptor should be released during the second half of 2017 – and you can oreder it Here. Official price for base model is $49,785.