2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor gets even tougher
Off-Road enthusiasts will get even more levels of performance as Ford introduces the 2013 SVT Raptor with more levels of rock-crawling capability. Sales of the 2012 SVT Raptor are up 20 percent breaking last year’s record, and with the 2013 model getting updates, things are looking even more impressive for the factory truck. Since being launched in 2010, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has been impressive for its high-speed off-road performance.
New features for 2013
Ford has announced the addition of some key features like high-intensity discharge HID headlamps that are brighter and whiter than standard lamps. The new 2013 SVT Raptor will also get an industry-first factory forged-aluminum conventional wheels that can be ordered with extra-capable beadlocks. These new beadlock wheels secure the edges of a tire to the wheel between two surfaces so the tire is unlikely to roll off the rim if it’s aired down to very low pressure, providing extra grip for crawling over large rocks.
“Raptor’s exclusive beadlock wheels give the customer the best of both on- and off-road worlds,” said Adam Wirth, SVT chassis engineer. “Tire inflation can be dropped to a very low threshold for maximum traction under extreme conditions, yet holds tight – and stays tight – when returning to the road.”
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