Ford's looking to capitalize on the success of the F-150 SVT Raptor by adding a new Special Edition model for 2014. The idea of this new trim level is to give customers the ability to make their Raptor even bolder.
The new 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition takes the existing Luxury Package and kick it up a notch by adding new graphics to the exterior; Brick Red seat bolsters with black inserts with cloth honeycomb highlights; a new console-top finish panel, along with center-stack and door-panel accents. The Special Edition Raptor will be available in either Ruby Red Metallic or Tuxedo Black Metallic. Both of these are new colors for the Raptor, and they are only available on the Special Edition.
All of the new features introduced for the 2013 model, such as beadlock-capable wheels, HID headlights, and SYNC with MyFord Touch, are all available on the 2014 model.
All F-150 SVT Raptors are powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 engine rated at 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque. Power is handled by a six-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive system featuring a shift-on-the-fly transfer case. The front axle has a Torsen differential with 4.10 to 1 gearing, while the rear axle has a 4.10 to 1 gearing along with an electronic-locking differential.
Ford reports that F-150 SVT Raptor sales are up 14 percent in 2013, with five of the past six months seeing record sales. In 2012, more than 13,000 Raptors were sold.
Pricing will be announced closer to launch, later this fall.
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