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2010 Ford F150 Raptor SVT - King Of The Desert

Front View Desert
David Kennedy
| Contributor
Posted April 1, 2009

Ford Raptor 1,000-Mile Prototype Test

The '10 Ford F-150 Raptor is the most highly anticipated off-road vehicle of the year. Over the last 12 months, bits and pieces of its story have leaked out on the Internet. Reports of the program's being canceled and revived have only added to the truck's mystique. Even the project's code name, Raptor, has set a precedent. It's the first time a vehicle's code name became the actual brand name!

Secretly the F-150 Raptor program has been in development for more than two years. Prototype trucks, known as mules, were blasting around the southwestern deserts and Michigan's Upper Peninsula for months before anyone in the media caught on. While other magazines and online speculators have fed the Raptor fire with rumors, guesses, and flat-out error, Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road is the only source poised to give you the full story, right from the people who made this truck into a reality. We're also the only ones that were on hand to witness the final 1,000-mile durability test of the upcoming 5.4L Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. Check it out.

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