First Look: Ford FR Raptor XT Pre-Runner at SEMA With Video

Ford FR Raptor XT

If the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor isn't extreme enough for you, even after its receives its new 411 horsepower, 434 lbs.-ft. of torque 6.2-liter V-8, then Ford has an even tougher and more capable version of the toughest factory off-road pickup on the planet. Ford is going to build a limited production run of 50 FR Raptor XT pre-runner pickups with a sticker price of $99,950.

What do you get for almost $100,000? You get a truck that's almost as race ready as the 500-hp Ford Raptor R, which raced in the 2008 Baja 1000 and has been competing in the 2009-10 Best in the Desert offroad racing series.

The Raptor XT is expected to get an almost identical version of the Raptor R's 6.2-liter V-8, with the same 500 hp, and like its professional racing twin, the XT will come from the factory with a standard Chromoly “4130” roll cage, five-point restraint racing seats, beadlock wheels, tubular front and rear bumpers (good for nerfing!) with integral lighting and an extra electronic locking differential for the front wheels in addition to the rears.

Running gear changes haven't been finalized yet, according to Patrick Hespen, Ford SVT spokesman, but the Raptor XT's long-travel suspension will improve upon the standard Raptor's internal bypass shocks. A standard F-150 has 8.5-inches of travel in its front dampers, the F-150 SVT Raptor has 11.2-inches of travel and the Raptor XT will have an amazing 15 inches up front. In back, the Raptor XT is expected to lengthen travel from 13.5 inches to 18 inches. It also adds a four-link rear suspension to keep the back axle planted over the worst desert whoops and jumps.

The FR Raptor XT won't be street legal, even though it will have a full featured interior that includes power windows, a front windshield and air conditioning.

We're hoping the military doesn't snag the first 49.

Ford FR Raptor XT


No, you can't.

Way to go Mike. Just made me feel, well, undertrucked!!!! And people wonder why Ford's turning a profit. Incredible. Neat truck!!!!

Awesome video and report. Thank you.

WOW! Just WOW!

I love this truck. Great job Ford you hit one out of the park!

That sucker is bad!
Ford really is doing a great job in this segment. I don’t think I’d buy any truck besides a ford at this point.

Wow... Amazing is all I can say... The raptor was already a homerun and this is just a grandslam on fords part. Two questions mike. One what makes this 6.2 500 hp comared to the stock 6.2 with 411? Second why is this not street legal what is it missing?

CORRECTION! The Raptor is NOT a "pre-runner". The Raptor is a RUNNER of the Baja 1000, and yes, it's a difference. It's a huge difference.

I wonder how long it will take for Ford to sell all 50 trucks? I'd bet they'll all be sold in the next month or so. It's not surprising that Ford is doing so well considering the quality of vehicle they are manufacturing. The street legal Raptor is cool. This thing is even better. Good job Ford. I'm starting to wish I had Jay Leno's bank account.

I hope Ford got rid of their front torsion bars and went with coils...

@oxi 15in of travel with a torsion? i dont think so haha but yeah its coils... and according to ford its 456 gears... that must be an insanely short first gear even with those tires

why would someone spend 100000k on this when you can build one for way under and go out and jump it, and have more than 18in of travel in the frount

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