The latest Raptor is offered directly from the factory with beadlock-compatible alloy rims. Beadlocks secure the edges of a tire to the wheel between two surfaces to prevent the tire from rolling off the trim when the tire pressure is low.
Ford’s system is unique because it allows the owner to convert from conventional rim to beadlock by unbolting the standard outer decorative ring, dismount the tire from its regular position and then remount the tire in the lock-enabled position with the available beadlock ring kit from Ford Racing.
The 2013 model also gets available high-intensity discharge HID headlamps that are said to be brighter and whiter than standard lamps, and a revamped SYNC with MyFord Touch infotainment system with a new 4.2-inch multifunction LCD screen mounted in the instrument cluster and an 8-inch screen on the center console.
Finally, Ford has added a new Raptor-exclusive exterior color for 2013, the desert camouflage-inspired Terrain.
The SVT Raptor continues to be powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 411 horses and 434 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to an electronic six-speed automatic transmission.
Offered on both SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations, two- and four-wheel drive models, and with a choice of 360hp 5.0-liter V8 or 365hp 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines linked to a six-speed automatic, the option package includes a high-capacity 220-amp alternator and a special service-tailored interior layout.
With this package, the front seats are upholstered in an “easily cleaned” cloth while the full-width second-row seats in a more durable vinyl material.
The SSV seating package is 40/20/40, with the center 20 percent discarded completely to increase space for in-cab aftermarket equipment such as law enforcement communications and firearms installations. In addition, Ford omits the central console to create more space.
Buyers can also specify special components such as heavy-duty tires, 4x4 skid plates and interior convenience content.