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Eventually, even your most diehard SoCal bro grows up and starts a family, or at least knocks a couple broads up, and suddenly he finds himself needing two extra doors on his desert hauler. Enter: the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Supercrew.
Introduced to an awestruck audience (which included us) last year, the Ford Raptor turned the world of 4×4’s on its ear when it hit the scene as the first baja-ready production pickup truck in history. Shortly thereafter, pleas came pouring in from fanboys for a 4-door version. “We’ve had requests for a crew cab,” acknowledged Ford marketing manager Mark Grueber, “We haven’t made any decisions but there’s some demand for it. Not everyone is going to use [the Raptor] for aggressive off-roading. It could be something similar to the four-door Wrangler.” With these new spy shots, however, it seems they’ve advanced considerably beyond merely toying with the idea.
Caught by the ever-vigilant lenses of the Brenda Priddy camp, despite the heavy camouflage and Ford’s coy silence, it’s clear that a 4-door Raptor is well in the works and will likely bow out in time for the 2011 model year. Stay tuned for Ford’s inevitable confirmation.