Spied! High-Res Pics of the 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew

Spied! Hi-Res Pics of 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew
Photos by Chris Doane for Brenda Priddy & Co.

Following up Monday's cell phone pics of the recently confirmed 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew, our spies have just snapped these new high-res photos.

The Raptor seen here towing a trailer has two notable changes for 2011 — silver is a brand-new color, and it's wearing a 6.2-liter V-8 badge that proudly tells the world which eight-cylinder mill is under its hood. The current 2010 6.2-liter Raptors are indistinguishable from the 5.4-liter V-8 trucks on the outside. 

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We also won't be surprised if next year's Raptor receives the 2011 Super Duty's excellent 4.2-inch productivity screen.

The 2010 Raptor Super Cab model can pull up to 6,000 pounds. With the extra weight from the SuperCrew configuration, that figure could be reduced by 500 pounds or more.

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Comments

Nice...

Yup... Very nice!!

Mike, i'm confused. You mention that the SuperCrew Raptor might have a lower tow rating, but that seems like a pretty substantial trailer it's hauling. Obviously i can't see the whole trailer if it has any load, but might it be possible that they slightly raise trailer tow ratings?

it just seems to me that if your testing a truck for towing, you wouldn't throw a trailer that is at or exceeds that tow rating for the truck. Maybe a small car hauler with some concrete blocks on it instead of a heavy equipment hauler.

Did the rear sheet metal change around the tail lights?

@Matt in NH: The 5.4 and 6.2 have identical 6K# towing ratings, while the 6.2 is able to carry 930# payload vs. 980# in the 5.4 truck. I'm speculating that the SuperCrew Raptor's extra weight with the Fox Shocks could drop towing a bit. Probably payload too - unless more robust shocks are being used. We'll see.

I'd love to take one to Australia and show it around! Guys down under would be all over this truck!!! Can't wait to drive some!

@ Kevin
Yes it has changed they have added a wider and more flared side molding that now has a aggressive carve into the tail lights.
Nice work Ford, Looks great on the front too!

Maybe its just me but the CrewCab just looks out of place on this truck. I think Ford did it right the first time and should leave it at that.

I wonder how that longer truck will affect its offroad ability.

@jrod82: Think Jeep Wrangler vs. Wrangler Unlimited and you'll see similar motivation and relative performance for Raptor SuperCab vs. SuperCrew.

Yes it has changed they have added a wider and more flared side molding that now has a aggressive carve into the tail lights.

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That's the same as it is now.

Looks GREAT! Cannot wait until they hit dealer lots... GO FORD!

Now if they would just make a mid-size truck like that with a eco-6 they would really hit a home run

MEH ?

I wouldnt want that as a daily driver,the cost of those tires !!

Looks cartoonish,I know people said that about the other Raptor but it really honestly does !

People say the new models are better than the old models,but it aint true ! New vehicles are looking too cartoonish ! Next we are going to have green and yellow tires.The normal F-150 is nice the Raptor sounds like its name cartoonish and childish !

Trev - I think you are missing the point. It is a desert racer. It's form following function. The width, the ride height, the large tires...... Tune in and watch Baja. The Raptor will swallow up bumps at speed that will either tear apart other OEM trucks or jolt you off the road in something like the Power Wagon.

FWIW there are many other vehicles on the road with pricey tires too and are for sure daily drivers. Heck, my Titan averages around $1,000 for 4 tires, and that is not as high as I could go for just all terrain LT tires.

@kieth - the last story on the Raptor showed that it was highly capable in other offroad environments (mud).
I agree with you on the tire issue.
Tires are costly.
@Trev - I see lifted trucks with huge "mudders" on them that will never see anything more than a puddle in an alley.
The tires on the Raptor were a compromise between onroad manners and offroad performance.

I think it appears to be awesome, lets just see how the longer base of the truck handles compared to the current raptor.

& for you guys wondering about the price of tires, (coming from someone who works at Discount Tire Company (America's Tire Company) we have a saying about people who have the nicest cars yet the crappiest tires that they wait till their blown to change them. "if you can't afford the tires, don't get the vehicle!" Its that simple. Save your money. don't spend money that you don't have!

@Eagle - couldn't agree more

For the rest of you, don't know how the longer wheelbase will hold up off road but I bet the ride is a lot better than the short wheelbase. I know short bed trucks are all the rage but you can't beat a long bed pickup in ride quality. I will take a F250 with crew cab and long bed any day!

i drove the 6.2 supercab and i am really excited to drive the supercrew. im in love with this truck and want one but i dont know what cab size to get. what would u guys think? and why? GO FORD!!!!!

Lets go and get one or two rite now, THIS IS LOVE @ FIRST SIGHT WHY IS IT THAT FORD CAN'T BUILD THE CREWCAB RAPTOR WITH THE OPTION OF A 6 FOOT BED,REMEMBER WHEN YOU WALKED INTO THE DEALER,ORDERED YOUR 69'MUSTANG WITH THE 429 NOT THE 302 NOW YOU CAN'T EVEN GET THAT OPTION, REMEMBER STOCK HOLDERS MAKING MONEY OPTIONS $$$$ FORD IS ON THE RITE TRACK LATELY MUCH BETTER THAN THE OTHER GUYS LETS GO KEEP MAKING MONEY FOR THE STOCK HOLDERS 6 FOOT OPTION ON THE CREWCAB RAPTOR...

HELLO FORD VIPS WHEN CAN WE EXCEPT TO GET ARE 4DOOR RAPTOR CREWCABS WITH THE 6 FOOT BED OPTION? MY MONEY IS JUST AS GOOD AS THE DODGE POWER WAGON GUYS MONEY IS.

Try this: Expand Raptor even further. Why not make an SUV version with the same wheel base of the supercrew? GM cut the Hummer and left that portion of the market wide open.

I wouldn't knock the tire life. I've had 2 sets of the BFG AT/KO's which I believe these are based on and the first set went 80k miles and the second set is at 70k and still going strong.



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