Hot Damn, The Ford SVT Raptor is BIG Fun

svt raptorI picked up the F-150 SVT Raptor yesterday morning. It's not like anything I've ever driven. It's crazy fun.

Firstly, it's massive. Absolutely gigantic. It looks like you could throw a subcompact car in the back. If size matters, this Raptor is king.

Yep... It's big

I'm getting out there again to see what this thing can do. I'll write more later. Maybe I'll try this:

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Filling it up will be a shock.

September 10, 2011 @ 10:30 AM

Rick C in Oakville

Is it the Eco Boost or the 5.4L?

Nicest truck on the market for character etc.

September 10, 2011 @ 1:28 PM


the Raptor that we get is the 6.2 - 411 bhp, 434 lb-ft torque. Even considering what the truck weighs (6,200 lbs.), it is going to hustle. The old line about passing everything except a gas pump comes to mind, though. US EPA numbers are 11 city, 14 highway. Canadian: 19.1/14.2 L/100 km (14.8/19.9 mpg). Good luck with that. I think the US numbers with Imperial gallons are a stretch.

Lots of fun for Mike, but I hope Ford gave him a gas card, too.

September 10, 2011 @ 9:09 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

It's a 6.2-liter V8.

No gas card, but a full tank. I'm trying not to use more than the one tank this weekend.

I'm going to park it in High Park this afternoon if anyone wants to see it.

September 11, 2011 @ 11:05 AM


I can't believe it...but it happened. Mike likes a Ford!

September 11, 2011 @ 4:04 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Funny story...

My son thought the cars were coming from the mayor. We'd talk about Ford and he just assumed the Ford giving me the cars was the same Ford leading our city.

September 11, 2011 @ 7:36 PM

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