The 2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor will most likely premiere at the the Detroit Auto Show in 2015. This is very good news as the company decided not to add to the lineup the new Raptor in 2015. This made many doubt the future of the company. However, the dark cloud has passed with the announcement.
However, the information that is available for this 2016 model is very scarce but there have been sightings of the car been driven around. It was however heavily disguised. But even with all the disguise and camouflage, rumors have it that it is bound to be lighter than its predecessor and perform the same if not better than the previous models. In addition, it will also have a redesigned exterior, asking it look frightening and fierce. As for the engine, t is pretty unclear what it will have. But given the high performance that the previous model had, it is expected to be even better. Read on to get the details of this 2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor.
It will feature the same body as the F-150. However, rumor has it that it will be made from materials that are light weight. It will have a steel ladder fame and other parts will feature aluminum and other materials. The Aluminum and other lightweight materials will be used to help reduce the overall weight of the truck. You probably might think that this will affect the performance of the truck, but the engineers insist that the clients have nothing to fear as the performance is not affected in the least.
Ford has had very powerful engines on the trucks that they have been releasing. The 2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor features a V8 engine that has a capacity of 6.2 liters. However, with the new 2016 F-150 SVT, it is not clear if it will feature a new engine or it will retain this one. However, it is highly likely that they will change the engine to a 5.0 liter V8 engine. Given the weight reduction, it should still be able to generate as much power that is required and still be fuel saving.
In addition to this, there is another engine that is rumored to come to into play – the V6 Eco Boost 3.5 liter unit that has the ability to develop a 365 hp and a 420 lb-ft of torque. With the improvements done to the body, it is bound to be a very powerful engine than the one that is mentioned before.
2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Release Date
It is expected that 2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor will be released in 2015 as a 2016 model. Its price is expected to be about $46,000 or even higher.