Here your chance to own a very cool Ford, the SVT Raptor is a high-performance off-road version of Ford ‘s venerable F-150 pickup truck — and for the latest 2012 model year the truck received a mid-cycle refresh with some substantial equipment-based additions.
Marking the second update since being introduced, Ford has added a Torsen front differential, a forward-looking off-road camera and a working over of the interior packaging and exterior graphics for the latest model year trucks.
Likely the most significant of the changes comes in the form of the Torsen front differential, which will add extra grip when off-roading, particularly when climbing steep angles when front grip is essential – such as in rock climbing.
Speaking of rock climbing, Ford has really thought of everything and added a forward-looking camera mounted in the front grille that provides a live video feed via the eight-inch dash screen of exactly what lies ahead of the truck when traveling below 15 miles per hour. This feature is intended to give drivers the ability to have a spotter-like function without needing to get out of the truck, helping to avoid rocks, ruts or other obstacles when crawling through the most intense terrain.
Ford also made some other cosmetic and interior changes such as a new wheel design (which has the functional benefit of interior-mounted weights), a new exterior graphic package, the addition of cooled seats to the Luxury Package and a switch from orange to blue for the interior accent package – which also gains bits of aluminum accents.