Not everyone is an asshole. Sometimes, that’s a tricky thing to remember, but it’s quite true. In fact, many people are the exact opposite of assholes, whatever you call that. A mouth? It doesn’t matter. There’s so many of these non-assholes in the story of this man’s SVT Focus that you’ll get the idea.
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.
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?)
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…
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.
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?
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?
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…
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?
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.
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…
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!)
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.
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.