A Monster of an Engine - 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long-Term Road Test
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2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long Term Road Test

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: A Monster of an Engine

April 15, 2011

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Forget for a moment that this engine is a mess of grease and dust. Buried beneath all that grime is one of the best V8s around. I know this because every time I drive our Raptor I'm absolutely stunned by its power. It moves the big Raptor like it's some dinky Ranger from 1982. I find myself having to hold back just to keep things legal. That's rarely an issue in a 6,000 pound pickup.

When I eventually get around to rebuilding the 360 in my '75 F-250, I hope it has even half the kick of the Raptor's 379. Of course, then the old truck will probably grenade the u-joints or some other helpless part, but that's all part of the fun right?

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Inside Line


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