2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor News and Features
The news about the release of the 2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor delighted this truck’s fans all over the world. There were some doubts about the 2015 F-150 redesign, its aluminum body, and the questionable possibility of the new redesigned F-150 SVT Raptor. This special edition of the popular truck incorporates all of the upsides of the regular F-150, but it also has some impressive additional features which contribute to its performance. The 2016 F-150 SVT Raptor will probably be released sometime during 2015 as a 2016 model, since it’s certain that it won’t be a part of the 2015 model year palette. The probable Raptor’s next year arrival will expand the offer, because the regular F-150, no matter how great it is, simply can’t provide what the SVT Raptor can. This truck is ready and willing to tackle different terrains, it’s glad to have its abilities put to test, and eagerly goes for every single challenge and adventure. Although we don’t know for sure what engine will power the 2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, it’s certain that we can expect a very powerful mill which will be able to deliver what’s needed. There are already some rumors about the Raptor’s powertrain, but it’s really impossible to say which engine will be used. What’s certain is that the 2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor will be a truck which could satisfy the most demanding drivers by it’s performance.
Body of 2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Is Based on New Lightweight Technology Used for Regular F-150
The body of the 2016 Raptor is built on the same platform as it’s sibling, the F-150. This means that, thanks to the vast use of high-strength steel and aluminum, the truck’s overall weight will be better than ever. However, some sources say that it’s disputable whether this kind of body can take all of the extreme conditions the Raptor is accustomed to. According to some estimates, Ford’s transition to the new-generation aluminum body and use of modern technologies in order to decrease the weight of the F-150 will affect the sales of this truck. Although it may cause skepticism, the revolutionary lightweight materials will eventually prove that Ford is actually a pioneer in the truck industry. The 2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor will have the same chassis and body as the stock F-150, and therefore it could help with demonstration how the new materials improve the performance. Since the body of the 2016 F-150 SVT Raptor is expected to be lighter than before, following the same change of the regular F-150, the performance should be better. Of course, the 2016 Raptor will come with its unique styling cues, which differ this particular trim from all of the other F-150s. Tes truck will look mean and powerful, expressing its off-road abilities and how special it actually is.
2016 Raptor Will Probably Come with Either 3.5-Liter V6 EcoBoost or 5.0-Liter V8
Since the current Raptor has the most powerful engine of the regular F-150’s engine lineup, it would be reasonable to assume that the redesigned Raptor will follow the suit. If that happens, the 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor will be powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine. There are some rumors about installing even the famous 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost. This engine has more power than the 5.0-liter V8, since its power output is 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque and at the same time, it comes with better EPA fuel economy results. Its more modest displacement doesn’t play a role here, because the contemporary technology and various engineering solutions made this twin-turbo direct-injected EcoBoost superior in comparison with the old V8. However, the fans of the SVT Raptor probably won’t like a V6 under the hood of this truck. The story of the Raptor starts and ends with power and size. On the other hand, the manufacturer has already decided to go with a completely reinvented truck when they used aluminum wherever they could. If the 2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor comes with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost, it might have an impact on the loyal fans, but this engine’s performance and specs are what’s the most important in the end. The new Raptor might need some time to establish itself as a reliable, superior truck, which inherited the famous name with dignity and pride, but it’s sure that it will become one of the most popular trucks eventually.
2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Release Date and Expected Price
As we already said, the 2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor will probably be a part of the 2016 model year lineup. That’s why we expect it to be released during 2015. As for the price, it’s estimated that it may go slightly north, but it’s too early to say anything reliable on that topic. Having in mind all of the changes and improvements which will affect this truck’s performance, slight price increase would be really acceptable.