Ford F-150 Raptor: First Drive

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DO WANT!!!!!!

So much want.... I jizzed.
 
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Glad to see this thing get great comments from the world. I wonder how well this would sell in Aussie land?
 

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Glad to see this thing get great comments from the world. I wonder how well this would sell in Aussie land?

I'd bet my nutsack it'd do very well for the sort of niche vehicle it is.
 

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I'd bet my nutsack it'd do very well for the sort of niche vehicle it is.

Be careful you don't make the same mistake Austere did.
 

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Apparently the only real complaint I've heard about this truck is that it's underpowered...

The transmission issues jalopnik was stating isn't a Raptor transmission thing, it's a ford transmission thing.

Every Ford Automatic I've had/driven wants to get to OD as soon as possible. From the 6spd in the Explorer, to the 5spd in the Mustang to the 4spd in my Vic. All want to get to OD as quickly as it can. (Hell mine with a tune goes to overdrive when I'm mildly accelerating and under 40mph). Then again its a Truck with a 4.10 gear set in the back, I'd want it in OD ASAP as well...

Still for Maxing out the orders just before its actually launched is pretty damned impressive. Can't wait to see how the 6.2 does :mrgreen:
 

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I want one of these second hand in a few years when the price goes down.

Saw one yesterday when I was leaving the office...

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Is that SH121 and Legacy? That intersection looks VERY familar. :D

I used to live in Lewisville too BTW. ;)
 

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is capable of pulling .83 G on the skidpad, which is nearly as much grip as the stock 2010 Ford Mustang GT

Errrmmmmm, nope! Sweet truck though.
 

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Errrmmmmm, nope! Sweet truck though.

Only one way to be sure though...

We need video of a Raptor on a Skidpad (or Autocross for added comedy)

That'll be a interesting/terrifying site.
 

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I'm not doubting the 0.83, i'm just doubting the "nearly as much as the mustang gt" part, because that just ain't so.
 

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I'm not doubting the 0.83, i'm just doubting the "nearly as much as the mustang gt" part, because that just ain't so.

Well, I still want to see one of these on a autocross track now... damn it all!:lol:
 

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Motor Trend says the 2010 GT pulls .95 g.
 

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Lets not forget that 0.83g is probably more some some sedans/saloons for all we know!
 

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I cannot stop thinking obout this truck.

I even phoned up my local SVT dealer and asked when the first one was coming in. 1 Month.... I'm there, I have to see this truck in person (and pray they will let me test drive it... yah right)
 
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