Watch Tanner Foust Violently Assault The Nürburgring In A Ford SVT…

Why did Top Gear USA host and hooning legend Tanner Foust bring a Ford SVT Raptor to the Nürburgring? Because he could, that's why, which is the best reason to do something like this.
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Ford Will Let You Off-Road A Raptor In Their Crazy Raptor Assault…

Have you ever wanted to hoon the crap out of a 411 hp Ford F-150 Raptor in a 900-acre desert offroading park? You can in the Ford Racing Raptor Assault program. Even if it wasn't your dream before, it probably is now. » 10/24/12 10:30am 10/24/12 10:30am

Mr. Ed Sells SVT Mustang Cobras To Generation X

Here's the situation: You're an ad executive for the Ford Motor Company in the mid-90s. Your goal is to sell the latest generation of V8 Mustangs to the apathetic, too-cool-for-school Generation X, a group now awash in money thanks to the awesome 90s economy. (Remember that?) » 8/11/12 10:30am 8/11/12 10:30am

My Dinner With Ford SVT Engineers

I found the Ford SVT engineers to be a great group of guys. They all seem to genuinely love their jobs, and each of them seems to have a real passion for their products. So that's great. Still, it doesn't mean I couldn't annoy them to the verge of tears and with my inane suggestions, which is what I did. Because… » 5/22/12 4:00pm 5/22/12 4:00pm

Why Is Tanner Foust Driving A Ford SVT Raptor Around The Nürburgring?

A few of you noticed there was a special vehicle in the background of the insane Honda CR-V Nürburgring crash from this weekend. Specifically, a bright blue Ford SVT Raptor with none other than Tanner Foust in the driver's seat. » 4/10/12 4:30pm 4/10/12 4:30pm

For $15,000, This Is A Pro-Tour Contour

While based on Ford's CDW27 World Car platform, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Contour SVT is set up as a Safety Car for that most American of racing series — Champ Car. Will its price however, make it the most expensive Contour... in the world? » 2/13/12 8:00am 2/13/12 8:00am

For $46,000, This Cobra is a Pirate

Grammatically, pirates use ‘Arr' as an indefinite article, as in Arr, ‘tis a fast car, I seek*. Ford's SVT team used ‘R' to denote their most venomous of Cobras, and today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe snake is definitely a desirable article, but is its price too much of a pirate's booty call? » 1/20/12 8:00am 1/20/12 8:00am

2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: First Crawl

The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor pickup emerged in 2007 as a desert runner, was recast as a Michigan mudder and then as a snowbird-slash-missile-site-transporter. For its fourth phase, Ford is positioning the long-travel-suspension pickup as a rock crawler. Having never scrabbled the Earth's craggy layer in a truck… » 12/22/11 2:00pm 12/22/11 2:00pm

Are Ford Raptor frames too weak for off-roading?

When a group of 14 Ford Raptor owners took to the desert for an off-road run in the spirit of what has become the quintessential hot-rod pickup, ten came back with bent frames. Is the Raptor too weak to play in the desert? » 7/11/11 4:00pm 7/11/11 4:00pm

The Ford Raptor makes an awesome fire truck

Everything that makes the Ford Raptor an awesome truck in civilian hands (go-anywhere off-road prowess, speed, truck capabilities) makes it even better when in the command of first-responders. » 6/07/11 2:15pm 6/07/11 2:15pm

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew: First Drive

The CIM-10 Bomarc surface-to-air missile was a lunatic collaboration between the Michigan Aerospace Research Center and Boeing. A rocket/ramjet hybrid of the rip-roaring postwar military-industrial complex, the Bomarc was designed to hurtle itself into an advancing formation of Tupolevs at 2 1/2 times the speed of… » 3/07/11 12:00pm 3/07/11 12:00pm

Ford F-150 Raptor Finds A Perch With Abu Dhabi Police

Police in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, have added a Ford F-150 Raptor to their desert-friendly fleet. The dry riverbeds fill with the tears of Toyota Land Cruisers. (H/T to Omar!) » 9/24/10 4:30pm 9/24/10 4:30pm

2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew: Four Doors Of Awesome

Because apparently buyers asked for it, here's the 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew. Four swingin' doors and 12 more inches of wheelbase for full-size adult haulage, a standard 411-hp 6.2-liter V8 and all the dune-pounding goodies of the original. » 9/03/10 12:00am 9/03/10 12:00am

Hennessey VelociRaptor 600: First Drive

Hennessey Performance's "standard" Raptor is supercharged, produces 500 horsepower and is called VelociRaptor 500. Their new 6.2-liter Raptor produces 600 horsepower and is called the VelociRaptor 600. Creative? No. But who needs creativity when you've got two giant bumper-mounted turbochargers? » 8/05/10 1:00pm 8/05/10 1:00pm

Ford Gives 43 Fiestas To Rally School, Wants You To Hoon Them

Ford has given 43 of the European-spec Fiesta hatchbacks used in the Fiesta Movement to the Team O'Neil Rally School in Dalton, New Hampshire. $495 gets you one day behind the wheel with professional instruction. Anybody else smell a bargain? » 7/19/10 10:30am 7/19/10 10:30am

2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Crew Cab In Full, Four-Door Glory

Here's an exclusive camouflage-free broadside look at the 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Crew Cab. Raptor's suicide doors and stock 5.4-liter V8 disappear for 12 inches of additional wheelbase and 6.2-liter V8-only power. Desert-running for the whole family! (Thanks Chris!) » 7/02/10 9:00am 7/02/10 9:00am

Hennessey Builds 605 HP Twin-Turbo Ford F-150 Raptor

The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2 gives Dearborn's purpose-built off-roader an extra dose of power. Hennessey's 600-hp, twin-turbocharged version of the 6.2 gives it an Olympic-sized swimming pool full of testosterone. » 6/22/10 4:15pm 6/22/10 4:15pm

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2: First Mud Bath

Externally, the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is indistinguishable from the 2010 model. But under its skin lives a brand-new, 6.2-liter, 411-hp V-8. We didn't desert race it, but we did cover it in two inches of mud. » 5/19/10 12:30pm 5/19/10 12:30pm

2011 Shelby GT500 Sets New Track Record

Ford's tire-shredding 2011 Shelby GT500 drops its Virginia International Raceway lap time nine seconds in this video after dropping 120 pounds with a new aluminum block on its 550-hp supercharged V8. » 5/18/10 12:30pm 5/18/10 12:30pm