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 that's … » 5/22/12 4:00pm 5/22/12 4:00pm

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 before,… » 12/22/11 2:00pm 12/22/11 2:00pm

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

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

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