By Cars.com EditorsNovember 5, 2009
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PickupTrucks.com takes a look at the Ford FR Raptor XT Pre-Runner Walk at the 2009 SEMA show.
(hard rock music begins) (hard rock music continues) Hi, I'm Mike Levine from PickupTrucks.com and we're here with our friends from StreetFire and the CarDomain at the 2009 SEMA Show.
It was only about a year ago that we were here to see the introduction of Ford's all new F-150 SVT Raptor. The ultimate off-road pickup truck from the factory. Well, Ford's got new news for this year's SEMA, the first piece, the long awaited power figures have been revealed for the 6.2-liter V8 engine. It's 411 horsepower, 438 pound feet of torque. But that's not the biggest news. Ford's actually going further with a Raptor than they've almost ever gone before. If you saw the Raptor R Race Truck compete in the Baja 1000, you'll be able to buy a truck just like it in the near future. Ford is going to create, 50 limited edition, FR Raptor XT Race Trucks that you'll be able to buy for about a $100,000 a piece. We're going to go ahead and take a closer look. (hard rock music playing) The coolest thing of course, about all the Raptor trucks is there a long-travel suspension from Fox Shocks. If you take a look at a standard Raptor, you're moving up from about 8.5 inches of wheel-travel in a standard F-150 to about 11 inches of front-travel. Compare that to the Raptor XT, now we're all the way up to 15 inches of travel. That's almost twice as much as a standard F-150. In back, we're going from 13 inches to 18 inches. You'll probably recognize the wheels and tires too. They're nearly identical to the tires and wheel combination that you'll find on the Raptor R Race Truck. The Raptor XT prototype that we're taking a look at here at SEMA, it's not quite the same truck that you be able to buy within the next year or so. There's going to be a couple of big differences. For one thing, it'll come from the factory with a standard built-in roll cage, just like the Race Truck uses. But you're going to have just as nice interior, as the production Raptor has. The reason, Ford wants you to use this as a Pre-Runner truck to run the race course the day before not quite the truck that you want to take out and race on a weekend basis. Another piece of hardware, of course, that's important to the Raptor, is it's electronic locking rear differential. The Raptor XT adds one more upfront. Earlier I mentioned how the power ratings for the new 6.2 liter V8 in the Ford Raptor are going to be 411 horsepower, 434 pound feet of torque. This Raptor XT is going to have a 500 horsepower engine straight from the factory 6.2 liter V8. Of course, you've gotta see where you're going, which is why the Raptor XT is going to come with a full set of front and rear KC running lights. The Ford Racing Raptor XT goes on sale the next year or so at a price of about $100,000 for this awesome factory built Pre-Runner. (hard rock music playing)