Follwing a string of unofficial sightings in the form of spy shots and what appeared to be an impromptu, frankly lackluster teaser video, Ford has finally taken the wrapping off their new production Baja 1000 trophy truck, the 2010 Ford F-150 Raptor SVT. Engineered by Ford’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT), the F-150 Raptor has been gaining attention within the off-road circuit as the first production street-legal desert hauler.
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Intended to sit in the F-150 lineup as the extreme off-roader, the F-150 Raptor has a squat, chunky wheelbase specifically designed for dancing on the dunes. Tuned by Fox Racing, the Raptor’s suspension features 13.4 inches of travel in the rear, 11.2 in the front, and the first ever position-sensitive internal bypass shocks ever outfitted on production pickup. In addition, the Raptor will also be available with two ass-hauling engine options: a revised version of the F-150’s traditional 5.4L Triton V8, capable of producing 320 horsepower and 390 pounds-feet of torque; and a newly developed 6.2L BOSS V8 rumored to net an impressive 420 horsepower.
Hey, Ford told you they were hardcore.