2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Gets New Torsten Differential and Off-Road Camera

The off-road ready Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is getting a few updates for the 2012 model year. Ford remains committed to making the F-150 SVT Raptor the truck for off-road enthusiasts. For 2012 the truck gets a new Torsten front differential, which increases grip on the front end of the truck and improves its handling capability. An internal helical gearset is used to help force torque from the wheel that is losing traction to the wheel with traction.

“This system is key for letting Raptor customers tackle new ground in their truck,” said Kerry Baldori, Ford SVT Global Performance Vehicle chief functional engineer. “Its extreme capability lends itself well to rock climbing situations.”

The 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor also gets a new class-exclusive off-road front camera system that allows the driver to be able to see what is going on in the front of their truck. The system uses the 8-inch navigation display to let drivers see what is directly in front of their trucks.

“It’s a surprise and delight feature that works during low-speed crawling, and it’s particularly useful for seeing in front of the vehicle when tackling large inclines,” said Jamal Hameedi, Ford SVT chief engineer. “We found the system particularly useful for avoiding large rocks or placing a tire on a rock. It can even take the place of the spotter at times, which is a great feature when the truck is in one foot of mud.”

The F-150 SVT Raptor is powered by a 6.2L V8 with 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft. of torque.

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