When the Ford F-150 Velociraptor 600 by Hennessey first popped up on our screen, a lot of people commented on how this tuning package was just what the F150 needed. Luxury tuning kits are not for a beast of a machine like this one and prepping this Velociraptor for a day of off-roading was just what the people wanted to see. Thankfully, Hennessey was on the right track because they have released a video of their Velociraptor in its natural habitat: right smack in the middle of a whole lot of dirt. This is the perfect place for the car to show the things it is capable of.
The VelociRaptor 600 is an F150 powered by a tuned-up 6.2-liter V8 Raptor that is reported to produce over 605 HP and 622 lb/ft of torque. These numbers help the car to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in an amazing 5 seconds. The truck also gets a twin-turbo system with matching intercoolers and a stainless-steel exhaust, an upgraded fuel system and boost controller.
For those who can’t handle this amount of power, Hennessey is also offering a 500 version that gets a 5.4 Liter power plant with 501 HP and 520 lb-ft of torque.
After unveiling the 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150, Ford also announced details on the standard F-150 pick-up. And the 2011 model year only comes with good news. There will be four new truck engines powering the hefty pickup: a 3.7-liter V6, 5.0-liter and 6.2-liter V8s, a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost 3.5-liter, and a new twin-turbo EcoBoost engine with Ti-VCT that has been specifically tuned, calibrated, and tested for durability and reliability.
The four engines deliver an output ranging from 300 to 411 HP, and the latest one delivers a fuel economy improved by 20%. Top of the line will still be a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel, which delivers best-in-class torque, horsepower, and fuel economy.
"Our new engine lineup allows greater flexibility for customers to select the powertrain choice that best suits their needs," said Barb Samardzich, vice president of Powertrain Engineering. "We are in the midst of a powertrain revolution, with 30 new powertrains over the next two years, and our loyal F-150 customers are the next ones to benefit."
Before Orange County Choppers, there was Harley Davidson, and while Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. duke it out as to who is the fairest of them all, Harley Davidson is and will always remain the American motorcycle manufacturer. That being said, Ford has chosen to dress up an F-150 in full HD design.
The 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150 will get a new standard 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 411 HP and 434 lb.-ft. of torque. It provides an improved maximum trailer towing capacity of 9,300 pounds. "This engine has tons of torque and already has been proven in the field with both the F-150 SVT Raptor and Super Duty," said Mike Harrison, V8 engine program manager. "The exhaust for the Ford Harley-Davidson edition has been specially tuned to feature a throaty V8 rumble customers will love." The engine can be equipped with a SelectShift Automatic transmission.
The exterior of the 2011 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 will look a lot brighter with its six-bar-shaped billet-style satin chrome grille and "Harley-Davidson" satin chrome badging. It will also come with 22-inch forge wheels in black or silver and will sit lower thanks to the standard, fully integrated deployable running board.
The interior of the F-150 will see plenty of technological upgrades, including a voice-activated Navigation System, a 4.2-inch productivity screen, power moonroof, and Remote Start System. The interior trim panels will be dressed in Tuxedo Black paint while all of the interior chrome components will have a premium stain finish. The Premium leather-trimmed seats and console lid come with handmade cloisonné badges that are manufactured by the same company that makes badges for Harley-Davidson.
The 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150 is the perfect truck for any true HD fan, but, be careful, this truck is going to cost you. Last year’s model was almost double the price of the standard F-150.
Ford’s newest pick-up, the SVT Raptor, turned out to be a very successful model (if you remember a while ago Ford announced the new 6.2-liter V8 version already received 3000 orders) and in true automaker style, Ford has decided to being out a SuperCrew version with four full-size doors. InsideLine was lucky enough to catch this newer version cruising Ford’s hometown roads in Dearborn, Michigan. It comes as no surprise that when InsideLine asked Ford about the new addition, a Ford rep responded by saying, "We do not comment on future product." That’s a big ol’ shocker.
The current Raptor is only offered in SuperCab form, the name for the extended-cab with the little demi-doors. The SuperCrew version will carry the same suspension and powertrains, but will cost a little bit more than the SuperCab version.
SuperCab, SuperCrew? In the words of Big Gay Al from South Park, that’s just "Super"!
When Ford’s SVT engineering team decided to do something different with the Ford F-150 as opposed to the traditional tire shredding supercharged Lightning for the street, they came out with the Baja 500 ready Raptor. However as is the world of tuning, there is no such thing as enough, so the American aftermarket high performance experts at Hennessey Performance Engineering are doing it one better with their program that focuses on upgrading the 5.4 Liter power plant to produce anywhere from 450 HP all the way up to 1,000 HP. Now available for order is the VelociRaptor 500, an off road special that develops a maximum output of 501 HP and 520 lb-ft of torque allowing the full size half ton to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in 5.6 seconds with and run the quarter mile in a sports car like 14.1 seconds at 97 MPH at the end of the end of the 1320.
The American automaker Ford has announced that the 2011 Ford Super Duty pick up truck will be available with their all new 6R140 heavy duty TorqShift six speed automatic transmission for both diesel and gasoline burning work trucks. The Ford 6R140 TorqShift transmission uses a Lepelletier-style powerflow, which is a proven method of getting the power to the rear wheels, however this will mark the first time that the unit will be used with a large displacement diesel. One of the key benefits of the Lepelletier layout is that it is a much less complex method of connecting the cogs and clutches. With the new 6R140, the six individual gear sets require only five clutches which don’t have to operate at such a rigorous pace increasing the system’s overall efficiency.
In a world where everyone seems to be going gaga over hybrid powered and electrically accelerated automobiles, the great American blue oval, Ford, has the courage to come out with a new offering for its popular F-Series lineup of work trucks. The 2011 Ford Super Duty comes with a significantly improved horsepower and torque curves making a more usable power band while at the same time improving the trucks fuel economy whether you choose either their new 6.7 Liter diesel burner or the traditional 6.2 Liter gasoline sipping engine.
For 2011 the new Super Duty lineup is filled with a host of convenient creature comforts like Ford Work Solutions, an in dash computer based application that allows a foreman to keeps tabs on all aspects of his or her job site and keep the work on schedule. There is also a new flow through center console with a built in 110 volt inverter, redesigned seats complete with locking storage compartment underneath that adds even more protection for the Super Duty’s role as and on site office on wheels, not to mention the new 4.2 inch LCD Productivity Screen that helps keep tabs on production.
The 2011 F-Series pickup trucks includes the F-250 through F-450 work horses and the heavy duty hauler F-350 through F-550, powered by either new 6.7 Liter Power Stroke turbo diesel V8 or the new 6.2 Liter gasoline V8 and 6.8 Liter V10. No matter which power plant you choose, the backing plate is bolted to Ford’s all new 6R140 rock crushing TorqShift six speed automatic gearbox.
Ford revealed prices for the 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor. The new pick-up will go on sale this summer and prices will start from $38,995 for the 5.4-liter V-8 version and from $41,995 for the 6.2-liter V-8 Raptor.
Customers can choose from three additional packages: luxury package ($1,950) with 10-way power leather heated front seats, power adjustable pedals and a Sony audio system; exterior graphics package ($1,075) with "digital mud" decal; and the interior accent package ($395) with orange seat inserts and orange mesh trim on the dashboard and doors.
Roush Performance revealed the the 2010 Liquid Propane Injected F-250. This conversion kit is available for 2009 F-250 pickups and is priced at $7,995. Deliveries will start in the third quarter.
Customers will have the possibility to choose from either a complete ROUSH -assembled vehicle which will have a 3-year/36,000 mile warranty, or a conversion kit to fit existing trucks in the field .
The order banks for both the vehicle and the conversion kit, both of which are true OEM-quality in terms of engineering and materials, will open on January 26. Among the components changed are the fuel tank with multi-valve fuel pump, stainless steel fuel lines, billet aluminum fuel rails, an upgraded custom ROUSH PCM calibration, and all necessary wiring, hardware and instructions.
At this year’s SEMA Show, Street Scene Equipment will present a customized Ford F150. The SSE F-150 will feature SSE’s in-house-designed bumper cover, side skirt package, wiper cowl, roll pan, hidden hitch, Cal-Vu mirrors, black chrome grille and lower valance, bed caps, and tailgate wing and handle relocator.
The bad-boy look will be accentuated by Hot Hues Paints, three-piece FS 906 rims, 24X9 inches up front, and 24X10 inches in back.
The interior will feature carbon fiber, headrest video monitors and a "high-end infotainment system" from Audio Innovations.