Why We Can't Leave the Raptor Alone for More Than 5 Minutes

Why We Can't Leave the Raptor Alone for More Than 5 Minutes

We've got a Blue Flame 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2 in our garage for seven days. It often seems to find trouble when our backs are turned for more than a few minutes.

Today, we used the Raptor to visit another kind of F-150 off-road pickup in Arizona. One with two fewer cylinders than our large displacement V-8 truck but it's built even tougher than our blue demon. That story is coming early next week.

In the meantime, if you're wondering how our Raptor fared with its new friends, let's just say we think we know why some dinosaurs went extinct.

Raptor vs Dinos

Comments

Mike are you gonna make us guess all weekend?

Let's see:

It is an F150
It is an off-road
It's got 6 cylinders
Built tougher

I'd say you are working with an SVT EB. If you hadn't said built tougher, I would've guessed an FX4 with the EB, but something smells like an SVT around here.

Oh please, oh please, oh please.... don't make me beg for an EB Raptor!

is the Baja portion of the EB video series finished shooting? I have no idea. But that's what this teaser sounds like. The EB Torture Test truck.

LOL to the comments above. It's just a truck. Probably a EB motor in a baja version of the truck or something.

Read the article. It's a 6.2

"We've got a Blue Flame 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2 in our garage for seven days."

I did.

From the article:

"Today, we used the Raptor to visit another kind of F-150 off-road pickup in Arizona. One with two fewer cylinders than our large displacement V-8 truck but it's built even tougher than our blue demon. That story is coming early next week."

This is most likely the species of F150 in question.......As you were saying sir? :)

@J

I think you hit the nail on the head. It's definitely the Ecoboost Torture Test F-150. Bring it on Mike!

Thank you Toyota!

The Tacoma prerunner model started in 1998.

It's a 6.2

What does toyota have to do with this post?

The Tacoma prerunner model is a joke compaired to the raptor

Ignore Oxi, he is in bed with Toyota.

Red,
Whoops! You are right. I apologize.

Alex,

I was going to look at a Raptor but did you hear the deal Toyota is offering? 2 free oil changes on all Tundras. That's the kind of deal I just can't pass up!

Pugly !!

@ Dano Don't forget Toyota also throws in free unintended acceleration. You won't get that with the Raptor.:)
(oh man, oxi is gonna be so mad when he reads this)

Where can I get a high-res desktop wallpaper of the 2nd pic? I NEED it. It's AWESOME!

@typhoon5000: Ask and you shall receive: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31012916@N05/5072962000/

@ Mike Levine: Thanks!

Nick: No Problem.

I see a EcoBoost SVT Raptor "R" in our future ...

Amazing blog. Unbelievable. Nice blog.



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