Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen multiple spy shots of the 2015 Ford F-150
, but none of these spy shots were of the SVT Raptor
version. This, of course, does not mean there won’t be an SVT Raptor variant of the next F-150
. Because the SVT Raptor is a virtual certainty for the next F-150, we decided it was time to throw together a rendering for you.
On the outside, you should expect to see some inspiration from the 2013 Atlas Concept
unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, but with a meaner appearance. We expect to see a distinct headlight setup that is partially separated by a body-colored strip, more squared-off front fenders, "SVT" badges on the side-view mirrors, defined rocker panels, taillights that match the headlights and an aggressive-looking tailgate.
Just like on the base 2015 F-150, Ford will focus on reducing the truck’s total weight by making use of lightweight aluminum materials. Under its hood, the new SVT Raptor will likely retain the same V-8 engine found in the current model, but with the output increased somewhere in the 450-horsepower area. Ford will also work on reducing the fuel consumption
by about 10 to 15 percent.
We expect the new-generation SVT Raptor to arrive a few months after the base F-150 hits the market.
Click past the jump to read more about the next Ford F-150 Raptor.
When creating the F-150 SVT Raptor, we used lots of design elements from the Atlas Concept, including the headlights, hood, taillights and tailgate. From there, we simply added some of the usual Raptor elements, like the special grille, black elements, wheel flares and the special wheels. The final touch were the numerous "SVT" badges around the body.
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