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09-12-2010, 06:28 AM
You can get graphics for your Ford Fiesta, Mustang and Taurus, and now the 2011 F-150 SVT Raptor joins the wrapped-up bunch. There will but one customization option: a black hood inspired by the racing Broncos of the 1970s – wilder trucks in wilder days. As well as lending a little bit of old-school-style badass, a side benefit of the new graphic is a reduction of glare coming off the hood. The digital mud bedside graphic available since the Raptor's debut remains an option. Follow the jump for the press release and see what Ford hath wrought in the gallery of high-res photos below.

Press Release

Besides offering renowned capability and power, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor also provides an extra dose of personalization with two graphic choices for 2011, both rooted in the realm of extreme sports where Raptor plays
The 2011 F-150 SVT Raptor features an optional hood graphic reminiscent of the matte black hoods from racing Ford Broncos of the 1970s
The “digital mud” graphics, inspired by snowboard and ski equipment graphics, debuted on the 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor; 43 percent of owners opt for the graphic

Dearborn, Mich., Sept. 10, 2010 – Ford F-150 SVT Raptor customers have an affinity for outdoor adventure, and the truck is built to help them practice their adrenaline-filled activities. But Raptor also looks the part, with graphics inspired by the same extreme sports and activities that customers of the high-performance truck find so alluring.

In fact, the latest graphic available on the 2011 model has a history in off-road racing. “When I started looking at off-road racing history for inspiration, I noticed that a lot of Ford Broncos from the 1970s were running matte black hoods to reduce the glare,” said Bruce Williams, F-150 SVT Raptor designer. “So it’s a protective graphic that has a functional benefit and ties in with our racing heritage.”

Bill Stroppe, a member of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, is the mastermind behind some of those famed Broncos. Stroppe built race-prepped Broncos that competed in and won off-road races, such as the Baja 1000. Between 1971 and 1975 Stroppe’s shop modified about 650 Broncos, coined Baja Broncos, for Ford customers based on the cars that his team built.

The new optional hood graphic adds a personalized and functional touch to F-150 SVT Raptor. Matte black accent graphics – including the F-150 SVT Raptor logo – run along the hood, also helping to reduce glare. The Raptor logo in the graphic is done in body-color bleed-through, similar to “SVT” on the side vent. “F-150” and “SVT” are written in dark gray.

09-12-2010, 01:06 PM
Thanks for posting this, David

first thing I had to do was google those racing Broncos

think the thing I don't care for is the "Raptor" printed on the hood
would *LOVE* to see it spelled out in the grille instead of FORD
anyone else know who "Reptar" is? (ie watches/ed cartoons)
in the vein of the old RoadRunner decaled Plymouths,
on a matte-black Raptor with metallic green "mud" would be soooo cool...

...then again

09-12-2010, 03:29 PM
You're welcome. The Raptor is great looking, IMO, a regular cab short bed would be a nice replacement for the Lightning.