There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has been an absolute off-road beast since it was first launched in 2010. No other factory truck has ever come close to being able to do what the Raptor can. It was designed to haul the mail across desert two-tracks filled with whoops while also being able to crawl through tough trails. The Raptor has proven it can handle anything from sand, rocks, mud, silt and even snow all without sacrificing its great handling characteristics on the highway.
So if the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is such a great truck, why hasn’t the Blue Oval mentioned anything about whether it’s planning on building a new version of the SVT Raptor on the all-new aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 platform?
We know that Ford entered an F-150 into the stock class category at last year’s S.C.O.R.E. Baja 1000 with its all-aluminum cab architecture modified to look like a 2014 Ford F-150. While disguising the truck worked out great for downplaying the all-new truck prior to the launch date, Ford also realized that the new design was fully capable of holding up to the roughest conditions imaginable.
We’re not sure if Ford is planning on continuing the successful SVT Raptor past the 2015 model year (which will still feature the previous ’09-’14 body style) but what we can tell you is that if it builds it, we’re betting off-roaders will line up to buy this new age off-road beast faster than the Blue Oval can crank them out.
Just for good measure, we’ve decided to give you a firsthand look at a photo illustration we created that outlines what we think the 2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor could look like if the Blue Oval decides to build it.
Check it out and see if you think Ford should build this truck!