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So we got a 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew

2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew
The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor’s been out and about for a good while. First it was offered with a 5.4-litre V8 and a quad-cab body. Then the 6.2-litre engine became available, as did the four-door SuperCrew body style. And now for 2013, there are a few more upgrades.

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Updated options for 2013 include HID headlights, a touchscreen computer inside, and beadlock wheels that prevent the underinflated tyres from popping out during offroading.

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Our truck also came with side-steps, black body decals and a plasticky colour-coded interior that’s positively huge, but of course, still seats five.

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The extra-wide SVT Raptor shares almost no body panels with the regular F-150 beyond the doors and roof, but it still benefits from that unique F-150 tailgate that integrates a step to climb onto the big bed, with a handle to hold on to as well.

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But as practical of a load-hauler as it is, few owners will use it for that. Aside from terrorising cars on the road, the Raptor is also good for trips to the beach, going over footpaths and…oh wait, that’s the Cadillac Escalade EXT. The Raptor is the real deal when it comes to offroading. More in the full review.

23 comments to So we got a 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew

  • Ironman

    What a handsome Brute..

    Mash, we need pictures and possibly a video of this Truck off-roading in your full review, please.

    I can’t see any diff. locks in the pictures and honestly a little annoyed to see only a low range gear switch but from what I hear, it has gained a solid rep. of being one of the best high speed off-roading trucks in the market.

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    • vivek

      It has rear diff locks..u jus need to pull the 4×4 shifter knob to engage rear diffs..

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    • Ironman

      ^ah.. thanx for the clarification

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  • Mitch

    What an ugly redneck car.
    It doesnt even matter that it might be good off road.

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    • Ironman

      Hmm.. only your Prado is a handsome non-racist truck, is it? ;)

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        +13
    • shafiq

      you need to checkout the new pathfinder it will be perfect for you.

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    • Mitch

      Dude, dont get funny. Its jst my opinion. This car is made for off-road, I ll let you know how many I see in the desert. They can be usually seen at the mall occupying 2 parking places.
      And, yes, it is ugly to me. Feel free to love it.

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  • RP

    Wow. The cool blue hulk..!

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  • Shijil

    Always been a fan of Raptor since it’s inception. I used to think even the quad cab used to have 6.2L engine. I think I even recall some review mentioning that. But whatever, waiting for the full review and video :)

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  • Abdul Basit

    Beast!

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  • mohammad

    The redneck in me loves this truck!!!

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  • Parvin

    More in the full review…

    Still waiting…

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    • Mashfique Hussain Chowdhury

      The car has some damage due to previous abuse, so we chose not to review it.

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  • SpinTwister

    ??? So much serious damage so as to not to review it? :-O I thought raptor could take damages in its stride since it’s “built tough” for offroading!

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    • Mashfique Hussain Chowdhury

      It’s a street-legal pickup, not a tank. Someone used it as a tank.

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    • SpinTwister

      Maybe the previous tester was a fool enough to believe all the hype created by ford for this truck and went berserk! ;)

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  • Nic From Australia

    Hi Everybody!

    I’m moving to Saudi Arabia next month.

    Can Expats buy an F150 Raptor?

    Thanks

    Nic.

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    • Sunil

      Only if you have a family. Not possible if you are single. There are alternate ways, like your employer can buy and allow you to drive.

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    • Sunil

      Apologies, correct my earlier comment. Expats cannot buy pickup trucks. Your employer can buy and allow you to drive though.

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  • Sunil

    Apologies, correct my earlier comment. Expats cannot buy pickup trucks. Your employer can buy and allow you to drive though.

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  • Faisal Khatib

    You’re not allowed to buy a truck in Saudi? Why so?

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    • hellboy

      What if you accidentally decide to get angry with one of those saudi drifters and decide to run over them?!..Maybe to prevent that :P

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    • Sunil

      They are treated as Commercial vehicles.

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