The 2017 F-150 Raptor is now available in the UK. Ford ended production of the previous version of the truck in 2014 so anticipation for this new F-150 Raptor has been steadily increasing. There are two cab options on offer. The SuperCab has rear-hinged doors while the SuperCrew is more spacious, with larger rear doors too. Starting from £78,000, there are plenty of additions to be able to up that price.
Bespoke Packages for F-150 Raptor
Clive Sutton, a prominent dealer of St John’s Wood, London, has both versions of the vehicle. The SuperCab is in Lightning Blue while the SuperCrew is in Shadow Black. Any viewings are by appointment. A big chunk of what you pay for the Raptor is the £36,000 to convert the car to right-hand drive. However, this beast is in good hands. Clive Sutton use precision-sculpted mouldings of interior components before specialist craftsmen use a blend of both traditional and modern techniques to ‘mirror’ the dashboard appearance and steering assembly.
Among the standard F-150 Raptor’s features are the high-performance Fox Racing shock absorbers, which give the Raptor fantastic off-road agility. The 3.5 litre V6 engine already gives you 444 bhp but if that doesn’t quite cut it, £10,800 supercharging package will push it to 590. The Raptor’s twin-turbo engine offers 510 lb-ft of torque and comes with a 10-speed automatic gearbox. For an extra £3,200, the Raptor can have an active sports exhaust option too.
All sorts of factory extras to suit the driver’s fancy are on offer. Take your pick from 10-way (TEN!) electrically adjustable and heated seats, dual-zone climate control, a 360-degree camera system, twin-panel ‘moonroofs’ (the cooler name for a sunroof), and a trailer towing package with Ford’s Backup Assist technology.
Three out of five of the first F-150 Raptor examples acquired by Clive Sutton have already been snapped up. Therefore, if this beast has excited you, it is worth checking it out swiftly.