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by Brett Davis

If you ever need anything more handy and more facilitating than a 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, and still want every bit of that I-don’t-care off-road attitude, then this is the car for you. The 2011 Ford F-150- SVT Raptor SuperCrew.

Ford released the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor late last year but potential consumers have been complaining that it is too small.

Now, due to popular demand, the company has launched a five-seat version of the truck.

The car, or truck, is all about heavy-duty. The suspension offers 28.4cm of travel at the front and 30.7cm travel at the back. The shock absorbers aren’t your typical Kmart brand either, they’re Crusty Demons of Dirt approved FOX Racing Shox.

You’d expect there to be a fairly heavy-duty engine too, and there is. It’s a 6.2-litre, 306kW, 588Nm V8… sure to pull you through any torque-related resistance you care to throw at it; tree stumps, mud packs or large clumps of any other terrain.

Underneath, there’s a collection of protective plates that will bash up against, and pulverise, any other pieces of Earth that may continue to try and hinder the truck’s progress.

The new SuperCrew is some 12 inches longer than it’s smaller, extra-cab, two-door brother, leaving plenty of room for five blokes. Apart from that, every other aspect of the truck is carried over from the 2010 two-seat Raptor.

There is a whiff of civility thrown into this otherwise I-go-anywhere-I-feel-like package though. There’s a reverse camera, leather seats (probably made of recently-killed crocodile) and a comprehensive USB/iPod compatible in-car entertainment system.

As far as we know, the truck will only go on sale in America with no known plans for an Australian release. Best to contact your local American importer if you really want to get your hands on one of these bad boys.




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