2011 SEMA Preview: Addictive Desert Design/JPM Coachworks do the F-150 SVT Raptor

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 25, 2011

The Addictive Desert Design/JPM Coachworks Luxury Performance Raptor that will be shown at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas is the work of the best aftermarket companies in the industry. This is based on a black-on-black 2011 Raptor SVT SuperCrew, which by itself is already impressive as it’s one of the most extreme off-road trucks ever built by its factory.

Hennessey Performance gave it the VelociRaptor 600 SC package, which adds a supercharger so that it could have an output of 605hp. The Raptor was then sent to JPM Coachworks in Temple, Georgia, to receive a complete interior overhaul that features Royal Hides from Edelman Leather and Alcantara.

It then traveled to High Desert Mobile in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to get an audio upgrade including Mosconi amplifiers, Blackhole sound deadening, and Tsunami wiring harnesses and connectors.

For improved visibility, it was fitted with a NAV-TV system that integrates front and rear Chasecam 3 cameras into the Ford navigation system. Controlling these components is a JPM Coachwork control panel custom positioned in the center console. Visualogic should be thanked for its fabricated custom head rest mounted rear seat entertainment system.

The upgraded Raptor then transferred to Addictive Desert Designs to get more off-road pieces, including: Stealth front and rear bumpers, Rigid LED lighting, rock guards, aftermarket front and rear suspension (King Shocks 3-inch coil-over shocks in the front and a 3-inch triple bypass piggyback setup in the rear with 14 inches of travel) and Fuel Hostage wheels (with bead-locks installed by Marsh Racing) covered in Goodyear MTR Kevlar tires.

Meanwhile, Baer Brakes added the Extreme Plus Calipers and 15-inch rotors. The bodywork received custom touches at Hi Tech Collision in Costa Mesa, Calif. Spintech Muffler equipped the Raptor with a one-off true dual exhaust system that exude the spent fumes toward the ground right before the rear axle. Line-X coated the bed, wheel-wells, underside, and bottom 12 inches of the body.

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R was developed through the joint efforts of Ford Racing and SVT. The partnership was formed to develop a car that would compete in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, regarded as among the most grueling off-road races.

Ford Racing Technology director Brian Wolfe says that the carmaker’s commitment to using racing competitions to test their new technologies is now expanding to include off road vehicles. The Baja 1000 experience is the best off-road test that will allow the carmaker to better evaluate just how well the new SVT Raptor would perform in extreme conditions.

The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R is designed to race over long distances and in off road endurance conditions. It uses stock components that you see in F-150 SVT Raptor such as the axles, brakes and transmission. Meanwhile the frame is the same one that you see on the base F-150. Meanwhile the engine is a specially designed 6.2-L V-8 engine that delivers 500 hp of power.

F-150 SVT Raptor has off-road capabilities that you cannot find on any production vehicle. Yet, more features and capabilities are added to the SVT Raptor R to help it ace the Baja 1000.

SVT chief engineer Jamal Hameedi says that the race truck has better suspension travel, better departure and approach angles, higher performance, and higher ground clearance, as well as racing seats, safety harnesses and cage. All of these, Hameedi confirms, make it even faster and gives you a better off-road experience.

Hameedi also says that even if you do not plan to join the Baja 1000, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R allows you to do just that if you change your mind. Also, the things that occur in the race can also happen in real life. If you are an off-road enthusiast, it is nice to know that the Raptor R can withstand these events when they do occur in real life.

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