Automobile Magazine Patrols the US Border in a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

Automobile Mag Patrols the US Border in a Raptor

Our friends at Automobile Magazine have written one of the coolest Ford F-150 SVT Raptor stories that we've read so far. They went out on border patrol with the Yuma County Sheriff's Office in the Arizona desert because, well, the Customs and Border Protection division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is still waiting for their Raptors to show up.

We love the Raptor and, we gather, so does the YCSO.

[Source: Automobile Magazine]

Comments

where do i sign up for the border patrol?

What a waste of tax dollars are you kidding me they couldn't use a regular pick up to patrol the borders they need a souped up Raptor. What a joke!

"What a waste of tax dollars are you kidding me they couldn't use a regular pick up to patrol the borders they need a souped up Raptor. What a joke!"

Um yep such a waste, a truck that doesn't break and can move over the dunes for hours without breaking parts.

Seriously dude.

The Raptors they ordered are stripped with no leather interior. They do have the factory Raptor suspension.

Previously they paid to have their vehicles modified for Desert duty. By purchasing stripped raptors, they can get a better product for less money.

What mackintire said.

@ Mike Levine:

Hey Mike, I'm not sure if you had seen this already but I just wanted to point it out to you and all the fellow followers of this site.

http://wot.motortrend.com/6670241/auto-news/triton-out-2011-ford-f-150-gets-new-engines-including-ecoboost-v-6-50-v-8/index.html

Enjoy!

@Andrew: Thanks! Saw it and thought that info was still covered by an embargo.

Here's what we've written in the past.

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2009/01/sources-say-coyote-and-ecoboost-engines-on-horizon-for-f150.html

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2010/01/sources-say-37liter-v6-coming-for-ford-f150.html

Why would it still be under embargo if F-150 marketing manager Mark Grueber is commenting on it?


I don't know, those rear lower shock mounts won't last if they had to pursue at higher speeds...

They should be tucked away closer to the wheels and not so exposed like a typical domestic pickup in the rear...

Great story.



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