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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-04-2016, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Ford 150 SVT Raptor In the Desert



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Weíve seen the power of Fordís EcoBoost V6. On the new Raptor, it is set to make 450 hp and 45 lb-ft of torque, and Ford claims that the fully boxed frame (which is the backbone of the truck) actually has more high-strength steel than the outgoing model. And to prove just how strong the new Raptor is, they are taking it racing.
The Ford F 150 SVT Raptor will be competing in the 2016 Best in the Desert race series under the "Factory Stock" classification. In the caase of the Rator, stock includes external-bypass front and rear FOx shock absorbers and bigger springs that allow a greater ground clearance. It will likely run unopposed in its class.

Another cool feature is the raptor's advanced four-wheel drive system that has settings for a variety of different terrain types: Normal, Weather (rain/snow), Mud/Sand, Rock, Street, and Baja.

The first race is the Parker 425 held from February 4th -7th.











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Awesome. Hopefully we get a chance to hear drive feedback. Can't wait to see it in action.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-08-2016, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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The website is here but I don't see much info on the vehicles themselves.

BlueWater Resort Parker "425" presented by Impact - Best in the Desert



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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-12-2016, 07:14 PM
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If you can find pages where the team that built this posts, you can find some background on it. Aside from that, i'm not sure.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-21-2016, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Would also be cool to see some video. I wonder if its recorded or televised or on youtube or something.



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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-27-2016, 09:21 PM
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Might be one of those small scale sports channels that live feeds it, can't imagine there being any of it online uploaded from the source or ripped... the market isn't that big.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-06-2016, 01:05 AM
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The race has already taken place and there's no new info about the Ford 150 SVT Raptor in the race or am I missing something?
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-27-2016, 11:51 AM
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So it seems like the 150 SVT Raptor was the only stock truck to finish this yearís Mint 400 race and it won with Fordís 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine.
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I appreciate how in a race series a stock vehicle can do well. Shows that stock vehicles are good as wel as ones that have a whole bunch of work done to them.



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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 11:50 PM
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It gives us a point of reference to a point, still at the end of the day there's a lot of changes made to this one allowing it to compete. Just don't forget that.
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