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Ford New 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Edition

•New Ford SVT Raptor Special Edition customer calls for more in addition to Raptor’s unmatched capability

•Raptor Special features a unique exterior exterior graphics and interior

•Raptor Special Edition continue Raptor’s sales

Ford’s F-150 SVT Raptor, the high-performance off-road pickup has a new Special Edition package can order that adds unique touches to the hot-selling

Ford today reveals the F-150 SVT Raptor Special which adds unique new to Raptor’s existing Luxury including a Ruby Red Metallic color and box-side graphics. upgrades include Brick Red bolsters wîth black and cloth honeycomb highlights, top finish panel, and center and door panel appliqué Raptor Special Edition is available in Tuxedo Black

The 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Edition goes on sale fall.

‘Raptor owners are for a high-performing, uncompromising off-road truck wîth the features and found in today’s premium said Doug Scott, truck group marketing ‘Since its launch in 2009, continually moved Raptor in capability and design, and the 2014 Edition is the best Raptor

Raptor has found an enviable in full-size pickups. SVT Raptor are up 14 percent in 2013, wîth out of the past six months seeing sales. More than Raptors were sold in

SVT Raptor prowess and power

launching as a 2010 model, the F-150 SVT Raptor has set the benchmark for and high-speed off-road performance aggressive all-terrain tires, internal triple-bypass FOX Racing dampers, skid plates and Hill Descent Control™.

A development imperative has been improvement, so Ford expanded footprint for 2011 wîth a SuperCrew model joining the SuperCab original.

For 2012 began offering a grille-mounted to improve driver visibility climbing over rocks or obstacles. The 2012 addition of a limited-slip differential to Raptor’s 4WD enables the truck to balance between both front

For 2013 -exclusive beadlock-capable were added to help grip in low-traction conditions, wîth high-intensity discharge for improved visibility. SYNC® MyFord Touch® was also available for added connectivity.

SVT is available exclusively wîth a V8 engine producing best-in-class 411 and 434 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to an six-speed automatic transmission tow/haul mode and SelectShift functionality. The 4WD system features shift-on-the-fly capability for the transfer

The front axle features a differential wîth 4.10 to 1 The rear axle is also to 1, wîth an electronic-locking differential.

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There’s a why the Ford F-Series pickup America’s favorite truck, and it down to affordability and durability, have been present the beginning. The truck has changed during its first 60 years, but hasn’t changed is Ford’s on making an increasingly better For over twenty years the F-Series trucks have the best selling vehicles in the

The F-150 half-ton truck to hold on to its title, America’s pickup truck for more thirty years. Though the continues to redesign itself, gas prices and a dwindling economy are to for the lower truck sales

A series of full-size pickup from Ford Motor the F-Series represents a long-standing with strength and utility. continuously for over sixty the F-Series is in its thirteenth generation and to be the popular choice for millions of enthusiasts. The best-selling vehicle in the US for 24 the F-150 is the most popular of the F-Series.

Though it doesn’t combined sales of GM pickup the F-150 was also the best vehicle in Canada. In 1998 the and F-350 changed body during the 10th generation and the Super Duty series. Canadian provincial communities had a Lincoln/Mercury/Meteor dealer, or a Ford but not both, so a Mercury-badged version was at the former dealership from through 1968.

These were nearly identical to Ford brothers, the only being found in the grilles, and badging.

Ford’s all-time selling vehicle, the F-Series was the truly new pickup truck the start of World War II. Following the by 1948 people were to their normal lives Ford introduced the F-1: the Ford truck to wear the F Buyers could choose one of three difference engines, with more power Ford’s earlier pickups, with the appeal of better economy.

The first generation of the rolled out in 1948 as a replacement for the car-based pickup line had been around since Also known as the Ford the F-series was introduced in eight weight ratings, with truck, panel truck, cab-over engine (COE), and bus chassis body styles. first generation continued on 1952.

Ford introduced they called a Million cab, and buyers relaxed on a more comfortable seat in previous vehicles. An unobstructed lay before them in Ford’s one-piece windshield. Level cab suspension was added along a stronger chassis to withstand the job a work truck was designed

For 1951 the trucks received a new design, and now featured two new trim To improve visibility in the rear the window was expanded slightly. The year brought about first truck overhead (OHV) engine, a 215 cubic 6-cylinder.

The second generation barreled onto the scene in with enlarged dimensions, engines and an enhanced chassis. generation brought modifications to comfort and safety. This lasted until 1956.

In Ford celebrated its 50th and revamped the F-Series trucks as an part of the celebration. During generation the pickups were there now familiar names the F-1 becoming the F-100, the F-2 become the and the F-3 renamed the 1-ton F-350.

The for this generation went just a typical facelift. added an expanded wheelbase on the and added longer front and leaf springs to improve quality while still good hauling ability. The of the trucks was also completely beginning with a large that swept into front fenders.

A new windshield was with a broader expanse of glass to make visibility The rear glass in the truck was increased. The bench seats made wider and now featured adjustment opportunities, improved and more padding.

The instrument was grouped and now a single unit relocated switches within reach. Added to the 1953 list was an automatic transmission at a when many were how well it would pan out in a pickup. The options remained the same in and buyers could choose an Valve 6-cylinder or a Flathead V8.

For Ford introduced its new Overhead V8 engine. This was around six of research and development and an engine would lay the stepping-stones for the future of V8 engine program. 1956 about some important that include the car-like Wrap windshield that the field of vision by extending to a vertical door. The truck’s window also had the option of a Wrap as well.

On the inside of the F-100 was a newly instrument panel with visibility for driving. New safety this year included seat belts and double Lifeguard door latches. The featured Ford’s Lifeguard wheel, which had a deep-dish that put a bigger distance the driver’s chest and the center

The new V8 engine was modified this and the displacement grew from 239 inches to 272.

1957 along the F-Series third with even more and updates. Featuring a significant and a more innovative look, with squared lines the previous generation’s rounded and prominent front fenders, and hood that extended the width of the truck. The widened cab and lines took away the for running boards to connect the and rear fenders so an integrated was added just inside the

Ford offered a fresh new with the Styleside which had exterior sides and wheel inside the bed. The traditional cargo box was still available The Flareside kept its wood while the Styleside bed received a floor.

The smooth blend of a car and a the Ford Ranchero was the ultimate for the driver who wanted to keep the ride of a car while still the solid utility of a truck. this year, Lee Iacocca Ford’s Truck Marketing

The tilt-cab C-Series replaced the F-Series.

In 1958 Ford the F-Series a boost in power its top engine from 272 to 292 cubic and increasing the horsepower from 171 to This year the majority of the included slight trim

In-house production of the four-wheel trucks began in 1959 by instead of sending them out to for conversion. These trucks available in both Styleside and bodies and with a V8 engine or a Ford made numerous to the truck’s frame to increase its later in the production year.

cross members were with 50% heavier gauge while reinforcing gussets joined at the side rails and some of the cross members to the frame rails, resulting in an 18% in torsional strength. Ford its Powr-Lok locking differential at this same time on 2WD trucks. It was a unit that control in unfavorable driving by automatically transferring power to the with the best traction.

The year of the third F-Series 1960, Ford revamped the end and also updated the materials on the of the truck. In this same Four-wheel drive trucks cab strengthening in both the mount and around door openings. on the 1959 4WD models, heavy-duty and rear springs now became equipment.

Improvements were made to both brakes and

A dramatic new style of truck was in the fourth generation of the F-series in Leaner, longer and lower the earlier pickups, the new model additional dimensions, and all new engine and choices. From 1961 1963 the trucks were as a unibody design with the cab and bed but this unfortunate body was unpopular and the F-series soon to separate cab/bed design in

To create this innovative the Styleside was extended forward to into part of the cab. It the gab between the cab and the bed and removing an ear where dirt, mud and snow left to Ford believed that design would offer a cleaner appearance.

The cargo was now 9 cubic feet larger the previous generation, and the open also became longer, almost 13 inches. The windshield were relocated, which enough room for a 22% increase in the itself. Other updates year included thickier padding, a heater with output, door locks on doors, and a recirculating ball-type box.

The traditional Flareside was also available this

For the 1962 model year the underwent a variety of changes. included the stronger Cruise-O-Matic the old Fordomatic transmission. Originally only on 4WD trucks, a non-integrated bed became available, but by the end of the model it was offered on all F-Series pickups.

The also received updates on the and trim.

The following year more updates were which included the standard transmission becoming fully For 1963 both engines now had positive crankcase ventilation Ford widened the use of galvanized and zinc primer in a variety of that were subject to

Also new this year, the warranty went from 12 miles to 24 months/24,000 miles.

several years of low sales, deleted the integrated Styleside box in Ford knew that pickup truck buyers utilizing trucks as a second so the advertising began to focus on big durability along with and ride. The all-new Styleside bed double wall construction increased its strength and also moving cargo from the outer bedside.

Instead of the with hooks to hold like previous trucks, the was double walled and now featured a mechanism with a center handle.

For 1965 the F-100 have too many exterior but underneath the hood was where the big happened. The Twin I-Beam suspension was introduced by Ford on all 2WD which gave the trucks a ‘car-like ride’ while keeping its ‘work-truck strength’. The axles were glued in by large-radius arms while springs replaced front springs.

Splitting the axles, allowed each wheel to over bumps and potholes ensured a much smoother Bench seat trucks optional seat belts year. Also this Ford replaced its long-standing 292 cu. in. V8 with a 352 cu. in.

FE series engine at 208 hp and 315 lb/ft of torque.

Also year the name Ranger was introduced on a Ford truck. It to a package featuring bucket an optional console and carpeting, all towards the large number of that were looking for a yet sporty and comfortable pickup. generation continued on until

A brand new ‘Low Silhouette’ was introduced in 1966. It featured a speed transfer case and front axle. It sat much than a normal 4WD pickup but a 2 inch higher break-over

Similar to the twin I-Beam set on this generation’s 2WD trucks, the front axle used springs and large radius Most of the other updates year were very and mostly cosmetic.

The fifth generation of the F-Series in 1967 and continued to be built on the platform as the 1965 revision of the generation. During this run the were expanded, along the greenhouse glass and the engine continued to grow. Body became much more and flat side panels highlighted with a narrow Ranger models received molding.

In 1967 dual a safety feature that a localized failure from down the entire system, introduced. More luxurious levels were offered this generation also. By standards the interior became ‘plush’ with added sun visors, padded dash and belts with shoulder harnesses, all as standard equipment.

The engine and transmission choices the same as they in ’55 though Ford increased its train warranty to 5 years or miles. Until 1992 a of the fifth generation was produced in for the South American market.

For the new truck was easily recognizable to the previous year by federally reflectors mounted on the side of the and rear of the bedside. Other this year included the trucks’ earlier 352 cu.in. V8 either a 360 cu. in or a 390 cu. in. version. Heavy-duty came with Ford’s system on the rear springs, showcased a longer spring and a spring shackle that itself to suit the bed load.

brake update happened year as the contact are on the F-100’s style brakes increased by Modernized, the AC systems were now in a new unit integrated into the box. According to Ford, new system kept the cab 35 degrees than earlier add-on

Three special models of the were offered in 1969, the Special, The Farm Ranch and the Heavy Duty Special. heavy-duty springs, the Contractor came with dual lock mirrors, a rear bumpers, a lighting package and an under-hood electric power The Farm Ranch Special a heavy-duty alternator, a bigger heavy duty springs, moldings and side boards for the

A larger battery was found on the Duty Special along a more powerful alternator, springs, a rear step and a gauge pack. Custom featured a painted grille up now, but half-way through the Ford made a switch by all trucks a bright aluminum Also updated halfway the year was the addition of a 302 V8, which was as an option on 2WD pickups.

Most updates for 1970 were cosmetic. Ford divided the levels into four Custom, Sport Custom, and Ranger XLT. In an attempt to buyers looking to combine capability with style and the XLT trim featured interior just as nice as most cars of the time.

For this the F-Series engine and transmission stayed the same.

For 1971 a few slight changes were to the F-Series that included updates to trim and upholstery. All of the got fuel tank vapor systems to contain fumes escaping into the air. models also received an emission control system.

The year, once again minor changes were to the F-Series. 1972 brought it emission control systems for all and 4WD trucks received a new 3,300 lb front axle. A cold package was available from that included a larger an engine block heater, a powerful alternator and a limited-slip axle.

In 1973 the sixth F-Series was debuted. It continued to be on the 1965 fourth generations’ platform but it featured impressive and modernizations. Not an incredibly radical the sheet metal was redesigned for the F-Series. Ford didn’t to change the truck too drastically as were rising quite To help reduce hood and vibration the hood design was slightly and a full inner was added.

To help prevent galvanized inner front aprons and zinc coating rust resistant primer added. To minimize seams and rounded corners and sides to contours inner bed and wheel were now stamped which resulted in easier cleaning. The flat door glass curved while the rear expanded by about a third and was forwards to reduce rear mirror reflections during at night.

Available as an option was wipers for this year. The tank was relocated from the seat to under the bed, enhanced safety and provided behind the seat. The AC vents integrated into the dash and the was moved to the engine compartment resulted in a quieter cab and a much glove box.

The rear track on the F-Series were by 4 inches to mimic the trucks’ track which resulted in stable handling while drive trucks were with standard front brakes.

The SuperCab truck was in June of 1974. It was available either center-facing jump or a forward-facing bench and both flipped up to increase cargo when passengers weren’t The Supercab was only available in drive trucks with a 360 inch V8 and either Cruise-o-matic or a 3-speed manual.

Also year the 460 cubic inch V8 was offered in two-wheel drive Following a two-year absence the 300 inch 6-cylinder engine was to the lineup. Halfway through the year full-time 4WD was available on that were outfitted 360 cubic inch V8 and a cruise-o-matic

The following year in 1975 converters became standard on all trucks and unleaded gasoline a priority. As a heavier duty of the F-100 the F-150 pickup was this year with front and rear axles and rate springs. Not fitted catalytic converters, F-150s all with power brakes and two-wheel drive trucks but as either a regular cab or SuperCab

Engine options were the 300 inch 6-cylinder or either the 390 inch or 460 cubic inch V8.

In following a thirty-year run, the FE series was taken off the market to be by a more innovative 335 series and 385 engines. The Flareside body also came back a three-year vacation. It was offered on a standard cab body and on 2WD and 4WD F-100 and trucks. Four-wheel drive now featured front disc

Power steering went an external assist setup to an in-box design. Also year was the F-150 Special was a pickup with the F-250s axles and suspension. The Ford was also redesigned into a pickup variant for the 1978 year.

No body changes made in 1977 to the F-Series, but were updates in the trim, and moldings. The truck now featured a window defroster in its available of options along with AC on all The 351 cubic inch 400 cubic 2-barrel engine replaced the 360 inch and 390 cubic inch V8.

The Free Wheelin’ truck was by Ford in ’77 and it featured side tape stripes, a out grille, a black front bar with a spot for fog lights, tailgate lettering with accents, silver and red seat and black door panels silver and red and black trim. updates for 1977 included new splash shields on the front and wheel wells, the trucks’ support being added to a list of galvanized steel the truck undersides becoming with zinc primer and the fenders, tailgate, lower reinforcement and rear cab corners from pre-coated metal.

design changes to the grille and the trim made the 1978 look pretty different earlier years even the body panels stayed the The grille got bigger and featured an egg design. Large polished now surrounded it and encased signals, and the headlights and signals. Finishing off the new was a contoured bumper.

The base Custom pickup continued to round headlights while trim filled in the spaces the light. Other updates year included the additional of tilt steering wheel and cab mounts and door seals reduced the in-cab noise The F-150 SuperCab was newly this year in 4WD. 2WD trucks with the 4.9L and the 5.0 and 5.8L V8 engines featured a new manual transmission.

The Free returned again with the of a tubular black rear bar and chrome yellow styled wheels that were to its earlier appearance package.

For all F-150 pickup trucks catalytic converters. 4X4 F-150’s now had the of power steering. All other this year were and only involved cosmetics.

The generation of the F-series debuted in and ran until 1986. It underwent a redesign, the first since with a bigger body and an chassis. To improve the fuel and the aerodynamics the outside of the truck was

It was now shorter and narrower, with a stance. Also redesigned the medium-duty F-Series (F-600 and and though they shared the cab as the smaller pickup trucks, the version of F-Series featured a new hood with separate fenders, much like the

While gas prices continued to manufacturers decided to concentrate on fuel efficiency improvements. did some wind tunnel to determine where rounded and altered panel pit would wind drag. Aluminum, and lighter gauge steel utilized to replace conventional in areas that didn’t strength in an effort to cut down on

Plastic was also used for the front inner fender and added to overall weight and also helped an area was once prone to rust. By the cab and bed areas to minimize spots dirt and mud tended to accumulate helped manage another area. The F-Series ignition was moved to the steering column and a steering lock into the For security purposes the hood was moving to inside the truck.

To quiet the interior new sound and a double panel roof added. Also this in 1980 radial tires standard on 2-wheel drive trucks. The remaining engines the 300 cubic inch 6 cylinder and 302 and 351 inch V8s when the 400 and 460 cubic engines were deleted the line-up.

1981 brought some fuel saving that included a 4-speed manual transmission on F-150 and a 4-speed automatic overdrive on 2-wheel drive models were equipped with the V8. Only offered this and the next was a 4.2 liter V8 engine for drive F-100s. Other this year included a of things including standard tires on 4-wheel drive and halogen headlamps now becoming equipment on all models.

Buyers had the luxurious option of adding door locks and power

For 1982 the F-Series introduced a V6 engine that came with a 3-speed manual Available options were a automatic and 4-speed automatic Ford used the Ranger to designate a new line of small and no longer used it to describe an trim level.

The next the only major change for the trucks was the deletion of the 4.2L V8 Other small changes made to option packages, and paint colors. Ford added diesel power to the in collaboration with International

Producing the same power as the gasoline Ford 351 V8 the 6.9L V8 had a economy of the 300 I6.

In 1982 big changes coming and the most noticeable was the ‘Blue Oval’ being to the center of the grille. ’82 was the year of the Ranger trim as the was shifted onto the brand new pickup that was developed as a for the Courier. This was the last for the F-100 which had been been made extinct by the

In 1984 the 5.8L V8 engine was to a ‘High Output’ engine a 4-barrel cab, larger air new camshaft and low restriction dual system. This resulted in an from 163 hp and 267 lb/ft torque to 210 hp and 304 of torque. Additional engine this year included the 6-cylinder, 5.0L V8 and the base V8 engines with EEC-IV engine control. The F-Series the 3.8L V6 engine this

Pre-coated steel and additional panels were used by to help combat corrosion and Standard now was the F-Series key-in-ignition buzzer. New this year, the clutch pedal was completely a new clutch safety switch the engine from cranking.

a few updates were made in and they included fuel being added to the 5.0L V8 Other minor changes on cosmetics.

For the final year of the generation in 1986 only a few were made. They front disc brakes standard and the addition of a new seam and elctrocoat primer that in corrosion protection. A few earlier became standard this

New in ’86, outside sheet featured a more rounded end that helped improve Blending into the new fenders new replaceable halogen bulbs were inserted into constructed from impact-resistant Redesigned to now match the new body was the grille, taillights and all of the truck’s and emblems.

The inside of the truck an all new dash, seats, interior and door panels.

1986 the last year that could purchase the F-150 a 3 speed manual transmission shifted through a steering level. This was also the vehicle in the U.S. that offer this set up.

The eighth was introduced in 1987 and ran until The platform from 1980 an upgrade that included changes to the front clip, improved fuel efficiency. a style that was remarkably the composite headlights became from the grille.

The front bumper was mated the bodywork for the first time than being an add-on Crew-cab trucks now featured windows in their rear Introduced in 1987 was fuel under the hood, which carbureted engine completely by

Ford following numerous of lost sales to the StyleSide dropped the FlareSide bed option

In ’87 the first F-150 4WD was introduced and with this several changes were to F-Series mechanicals. These the 4.9L 6-cylinder engine electronic fuel injection, with hydroelastic motor that aided in reducing the of engine noise and vibration to the body. The 3-speed manual was deleted this year the 5.0L V8 received an updated of electronic engine control.

standard this year was an electronic controlled antilock system that the kept the wheels from locking up on braking.

Hoping to fill the between the F-350 and the medium-duty the F-Super Duty was debuted in This model was fitted a suspension that allowed for a GVWR and also featured the 7.5L V8 or the 7.3L diesel V8. The Duty was available only as a model and was intended for commercial use

Only a few changes were in 1988 and they included V8 engined trucks being with electronic fuel The 4-speed manual transmission was with a 5-speed overdrive transmission. The following year was yet year of just minor

SuperCab trucks with chairs now had a tilt and slide up front to make getting in and out The other changes concentrated on and color choices for 1989.

at the end of the ’89 production year, but for 1990 the C6 3-speed automatic was replaced with a 4-speed controlled automatic overdrive For this year manual were optional while drive trucks now featured locking front hubs. Two sport packages were late in the 1990 model and one included body and tailgate and body colored styled wheels while the second a black tubular bumper and a bar with off-road lights to the package.

1991 brought with it an electronic switched case that was available on 4WD with the automatic overdrive and V8 engine. A special ‘Nite’ was debuted this year. It was a black truck with red or blue stripes and special decal.

The buyer could opt for a package, the 5.0L or 5.8L V8 and a step bumper.

1992 with it the ninth generation of the F-Series which ran until Once again with a on increasing its aerodynamics the lineup through a huge cosmetic A new grille, bumper, headlights, and hood front were of the updates this year. On the a new dash and instrument panel was whicle heat/AC controls tweaked and the glove compartment got

Stylistically the F-Series was now in line the Explorer and the Ranger. A single rather than twin windows in the rear was the only factor of SuperCab models of generation.

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The Flareside Bed came to the market in 1992. Rather sporting the traditional pickup bed the past, the new FlareSide took a lot of the bodywork from the dual F-350. Also this Ford offered a 75th package on its ’92 F-series included a stripe package, 75th anniversary logos and an colored step bumper.

In Ford’s base truck a new name, the XL, losing its Custom The Lariat XLT became simply Due to Ford’s cruise control in 92, the following year cruise became an electronic system the ability to increase or decrease by 1 MPH when either the accel or buttons were touched.

In the SVT Lightening was introduced. Sold 1993 until 1995 the got its power from a modified V8 with performance cylinder cam, pistons, intake, exhaust, headers, oil cooler and engine computer programming. The axle was a limited slip with 4.10:1 gearing.

The was offered with a reprogrammed automatic transmission with an cooler. The suspension of aptly Lightning was designed for performance and It’s steering featured quicker response time a standard F-150. The interior of the featured 6-way adjustable seats with lumbar and a console between them. A 120 MPH and a tachometer were part of the instrumentation.

On the outside was a body front bumper and a lower air dam with interspersed fog lamps.

A brake light was added in to the rear of truck cab roofs. safety features included a package with an intrusion and remote keyless entry. now were driver side air and door intrusion beams year, along with an transmission and transmissions fitted a shift lock that drivers from shifting out of unless the brake pedal was

A brand new 4-speed automatic for trucks that were with the 5.0L V8 engine the earlier 4-speed auto And off road-package for 4WD trucks was introduced and a handling package, off-road for the bed sides and skid plates.

brought with a bit more with the edition of the plusher Bauer Edition, the top trim SuperCab models received a new seat and the earlier jump were long gone. a few minor changes were the following year in preparation of a redesign as Ford began to integrated headrests in the seats and the anti-theft aspect of the keyless system.

Arriving early in the tenth generation of the F-Series was with a F-150 redesign for the time since 1980 the ground up. New rounded styling the aerodynamics nicely and along a larger interior this new featured even better economy. Sharing its V8 engine the Crown Vic and V6 engine with the the F-150 acquired a brand new lineup.

SuperCab models a third door which with rear-seat access and in Supercabs became four-doors. The crew cab was added to the lineup in It took the larger seat of a cab and combined it with a slightly rear cargo bed.

and 1998 were the only that the F-250 utilized body style. The heavy model; or the old body style as it was was available with the 5.8 liter, the 7.5 gas motors and the 7.3 liter diesel The crew cab four-door models only featured with the 7.5 gas and 7.3 liter diesel motors.

The cab and the regular cab models were with all three engine The new body style F-250s (or duty models), were featured with the 4.6 liter and the 5.4 Ford modular gas motors. had no diesel motor option, there was a CNG compatible 5.4 liter option.

No crew cab option was available for the new style. A standard cab 2-door and all extended cabs with body style was available with 3 doors. Not many were made in 1998 as focused its advertising on the 50th of the F-Series and the 50th anniversary of

This generation was monumental in the separation of the F-150 from the trucks. Following a year interruption, in 1999 the F-350 was as the Super Duty; the Super model included the F-250 the F-550. Joining with Ford revamped the medium-duty now part of the Super Duty and the B-Series bus chassis was deleted.

this year a driver’s rear opening door was to SuperCab trucks, which it easier to get to the back seat either side. The SVT Lightning came back after years, and featured a supercharged 5.4 V8 that produced 360 horsepower. It featured a lower sport and aerodynamic side skirts and bumper.

Other updates only minor and included a new and 25 more horsepower for the 5.4 liter V8.

on a whole new platform the eleventh was introduced for the 2004 model On the outside it was similar to the previous but it featured sleeker styling and the of the stepped driver’s window the Super Duty trucks. All received four doors of cab type.

Super Duty also received a new platform in Keeping the same bed and cab as before, could be distinguished from models by the brand new interior and headlights and grille. The F-450 was now as a pickup truck directly Ford whereas previously it was only as a chassis-cab model.

for the 2009 model year was the generation and now current lineup. The received a huge update of the full-size truck platform. cabs were back to two doors again rather four. Updates on the truck included Super Duty grilles and headlights.

Manual was dropped, along with the bed, and the F-150 Platinum the Lincoln Mark LT outside of The SVT Raptor was all-new for 2010 and it was meant for off-roading.

In 2009 the F-150 won Motor Trend Truck of the Year Award. same year it also the Best Redesigned Vehicle Kelley Blue Book’s ‘Best Luxury Pickup’ and of Texas’ for the 2009 F-150 Ranch from Texas Writers Association. It also ‘Best Overall Half-Ton from PickupTrucks.com.

Popular awarded ‘Automotive Excellence’ in the Workhorse Category. The Insurance for Highway Safety dubbed it Safety Pick’ for its standard technology: AdvanceTrac with Stability Control and Safety side curtain air bags.

on fuel efficiency, the whole lineup for the F-150 was revamped for the model year. Besides two new V8 the F-150 received a new 3.7L V6 engine, and a powerful twin 3.5L V6, named EcoBoost by The only option was the automatic

Most models also the addition of a Nexteer Automotive Power Steering (EPS)

For 2015 the thirteenth generation of the will be updated. The F-150 was in 2013 and featured a style mimicking the Ford Atlas It will not only have fuel efficiency, but it will more EcoBoost engines; 2.7 V6 and 3.5 It will also include the 3.7 V6 and 5.0 V8.

The 6.2 V8 will most likely be because of bad fuel economy, it will be used in the Super-Duty. 700 pounds will be dropped the full-size trucks by Ford Becoming best in class, would like to bump up efficiency to 26 Highway, and 18 City keeping the F-150 body on (BOF).

Ford released special models of the F-Series. One model was introduced in 1993 for the year; the SVT Lightning. A sports/performance of the F-150, this model against the Chevy Sport. The SVT was by a 240 hp 5.8 L V8. Its basic framework came the F-150, but numerous modifications made to the frame the suspension to handling.

With the SVT Ford was to broaden their image rough and tough man trucks to fun, sporty vehicles. 1993 until 1995 a of 11,563 models were

Following a three-year break, in Ford SVT introduced a brand new Lightning. Similar to its predecessor version was based on the F-150 significant suspension updates. a supercharger engine that 360 hp, the Lighting also shared its 5.4 L V8 the standard F-150.

The 4-speed transmission was borrowed from V10/diesel Super Duty to handle the additional power. 1999 until 2004 it was discontinued a total of 28,124 were produced.

The first Harley Davidson Edition was available in 2000. Originally it was in a Supercab with a standard-length bed moving to a Supercrew F-150 in The following year the Harley Edition became more with the addition of the supercharged from the SVT Lightning with a larger pulley to reduce by 2lbs.

The 2003 edition with the 100th year of Harley-Davidson and featured the addition of Anniversary badging, available on F-150s with the supercharged 5.4 V8.

In 2000 Ford established an with Harley Davidson, continues today. No huge were made for this The first Harley Davidson was offered only as a SuperCab truck in black and came special badging, wheels and trim.

In 2001 there significant changes that the introduction of the F-Series SuperCrew the first half-ton pickup featured four full Reaching an even bigger the Ford F-Series trucks great for hauling more just people and cargo. The F-150 was available as a SuperCrew but the only color choice to be black.

Newly available year was the King Ranch which was the beginning of an alliance the large Texas cattle of the same name. These were top of the line and featured leather interior covers brand-like logos embossed in the door panels and console.

brought a new color with it to the edition trucks, smoke The trucks received special wheels and a supercharger that the horsepower up to 340. Four-wheel models were now available the FX4 package with unique special 17′ wheels, brand off-road shock and skid plates.

In 2003 Ford and Harley-Davidson celebrated 100th anniversaries. To celebrate milestone a unique black and paint scheme was available for the truck with lots of badging. Also this the SVT Lighting increased their to 380.

For 2004 two different styles were available, the Edition truck and the new generation The Heritage Edition was a re-badged SuperCab or SuperCrew to fill the until the new model was ready to be The new generation truck was a brand new redesign that featured a rounded front and taller and fender.

To fit the taller body line the height went up 2 inches resulted in a more handsome and looking truck. Rear received more leg-room the standard and SuperCab trucks stretched six inches lengthwise. It made enough room to Quarter rear-opening doors to the extra storage behind the of Regular Cab trucks.

Two engines available in the ’04 F-150, the Triton V8 (the same used in the previous generation) and the V8 with 3 valves per cylinder, replaced the 03 optional 5.4L V8 2 valves per cylinder. This new had better fuel economy and 15% more horsepower and had improved torque. Making it a better a new completely boxed frame the torsional rigidity along making the cab quieter with vibration.

New rear shock were mounted outside the rails to help improve the and handling and innovative design bushings and rack and pinion took the place of the earlier recirculating-ball steering box. were much more now thanks to the truck’s hydro-formed panels. Also the new front seat weight sensor year which controlled the air bag on side along with a belt reminder system lets you know that the isn’t fastened were all new year.

For 2005 the King was available as a F-150. Other this year included the V6 with manual transmission added to the power train Customers looking for a bare-bones truck without frills purchase the Work Truck package.

The following year wheels became available on Lariat and King Ranch Traction Assist was now available on 2WD V8 trucks. For the techno savvy Sirius Satellite radio was on STX, XLT, FX4 and Lariat The Flex fuel version of the Triton was introduced in 2006.

as an F150, the Harley-Davidson Edition in a choice of 2WD or AWD.

2007 with it a brand new grille for both XLT and Lariat pickup A new FX2 Sport Package was offered on and SuperCrew XLT trucks. Standard now included a tire pressure system while DVD based system was optional.

Also on STX, XLT, FX and Lariat were auxiliary audio jacks. For ’07 4.6L V8 went from 231 to 248 while the tow capacity was increased to 10,500

For 2008 the Ford F-Series towing capacity was increased to pounds. This year the received a new tailgate-mounted rear camera and the option of remote system. Also new this was new manual telescoping trailer-tow

The 2009 Ford F-150 a much quieter ride was smoother and eliminated any steering vibration at idle. Other included the addition of a six-speed roll stability control trailer sensing, front and side curtain airbags. this year was a larger Cab with a flat rear

More luxurious features year included options Ford’s SYNC audio with voice activated and navigation, SIRIUS travel a reverse sensing system, and cooled seats and rear camera. To fully get the most of the cargo space one could options like a tailgate cargo management system, bedside step and retractable boards.

Though a sluggish and rising gas prices make it a to own a truck, big truck sales count for a large share of the today.

The Harley-Davidson Edition basically an appearance package 2004 until 2009 its offerings expanded to the F-250 and Super Duty series. The version of the Harley-Davidson F-150 was on February 10, 2008 at the Chicago Show. Many of the lux features of the Edition were found on the in addition to authentic Harley materials used in the leather surfaces.

Additional features the requisite exhaust tones and that achieved a top speed of 115 per hour.

The SVT Raptor model of the was introduced in 2010. Completely to off-road use, the Raptor modifications that improved its ability. The body and fenders are than the base F-Series and it features a full set of FOX shocks 11.2′ of front suspension and 12.1′ of rear travel. For the time since 1982 the Ford emblem on the grille found on the Raptor, instead is spelled out in the center.

Added the standard 2+2 door SuperCab was a full four-door SuperCrew in 2011. Same as the the Ford Duty, the Raptor is powered by a 411 hp 6.2 L V8 mated with a 6-speed transmission.

Following the 2008 year Ford ended of the Lincoln Mark LT in the U.S. and Ford introduced a high-end of the 09 F-150 called F-150 to fill the gap at the beginning of the 2009 year. The Platinum is rebadged as the Mark LT in Mexico and it continues to be popular.

The Ford F-Series has a in Motorsports. Ford entered the Baja 1000 class race for slightly modified, pickup trucks. The car was constructed in effort with the Ford Vehicle Team (SVT), Racing, and Foutz Motorsports, Steve Oligos was the drivers of supported by co-drivers Greg Bud Brutsman and Randy Merritt.

third in its class, the F-150 SVT B completed the ’08 41st Baja 1000 race in This same model the ‘Terrible’s 250′ race in the In The Desert race series, second overall in the Class

A single Raptor SVT (#439) in the Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally in of 2010. Chilean driver Campillay was unfortunately unable to because of a catch-up crash another car in the middle of the road stage seven. The following two Raptors started in the Argentina-Chile Rally in Buenos Aires Campillay behind the wheel of the dependable Raptor (#375), and female driver Sue Mead a T2 Raptor (#374).

Wining the Production’ class, Mead the finish line in Buenos and achieved the first North class win in Dakar history. losing time because of a failure during the 11th Campillay was unable to finish the state, which let to his being for failing to reach the race by the scheduled deadline.

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