(Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 08:51AM by Laurel Steele)
Sure, trucks are useful for transporting people, hauling heavy loads, and providing a comfortable ride. But if you’ve got a thirst for off-road adventure, you need a pickup that can keep up with your fearless attitude. That’s where the 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor comes in.
The key to this beast’s power lies under the hood with its 6.2-liter V8 engine, which delivers a monstrous 411 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque. All of those horsies can catapult you from zero to 60 mph in just 7.1 seconds.
Ready to have some real fun? A Motor Trend review calls the Raptor a one-of-a-kind truck that’s eager to tackle rocks, dunes, and mud with equal enthusiasm, largely thanks to its specially tuned suspension. Plus, with an 11.2-inch ground clearance, there’s no need to shy away from uneven terrain.
While it’s no secret that this F-150 is hungry for perforated surfaces, you may be surprised to learn that it’s also got an appetite for sinuous trails. Special off-road tires give you lots of grip, while responsive steering allows you to remain in control at all times. The Raptor is truly up for anything.
Take a 2012 model for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and browse our complete used F-150 inventory.