Ford is very popular when it comes to pickup trucks, in fact its 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2 was awarded as Truck of the Year by the equally popular Four Wheeler Magazine. Apparently, this is already the 10th award received by Ford for this model ever since it made its debut last year.
A new standard 6.2-liter V8 engine pumping out 411 horsepower, new technologies and a newly available SuperCrew option that gives Raptor customers more choices in cab size all ensure the 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor will remain the off-road performance truck champion in the new model year. The previously optional 6.2-liter V8 engine, which produces 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque, will now be the standard engine for the 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, the most powerful half-ton pickup on the market.
The Ford powertrain team performed extensive testing to ensure the engine would live up to the Built Ford Tough promise. Hundreds of additional tests beyond the normal verification of truck engines, as well as vehicle testing on a 62-mile durability loop in the desert that simulates the Baja 1000, validated the performance of the engine for reliability and longevity in the harshest conditions.
New standard technology features for 2011 include:
- Perimeter alarm
- Integrated spotter mirror
- Express up/down driver and passenger front windows
- 110 V power inverter in the center console
- Head restraint for second-row middle seat
- Telescoping steering wheel
source : various sources