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(1888PressRelease) April 09, 2009 - Ford Motors, one of the chief manufacturing companies in the United States has announced to come up Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) in the market in 2012. BEV will be an affordable car that promises to run up to 100 miles on a single charge.

Just a few days ago, Ford Racing and Ford's Special Vehicle Team (SVT) announced that the F-150 SVT Raptor R truck will run in the 2009 "Best In The Desert" race series. The truck highlights Ford's commitment to deliver unique production based performance vehicles.

The truck will be driven by veteran Ford truck racers and former “Rough Riders” Rob MacCachren and Steve Olliges. Both the drivers, Rob MacCachren and Steve Olliges have impressive racing record. They have won numerous off-roading championships. Their winning streak shows, MacCachren has won over 100 events and 15 championships in his career. Olliges has 30 class wins as well as seven off-road championships. Both, MacCachren and Olliges, have also won their respective classes in the prestigious Baja 1000 during their careers. It is a privately funded team that will run all five points races for 2009 in the Raptor R in order to test the durability of the 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor and its production components.

F-150 SVT Raptor R is made for racing in off-road endurance events. The truck promises the toughness and durability in its components, including the stock fully boxed frame. The truck is powered by a modified and calibrated 500 horsepower version of the production 6.2-liter V-8 engine and is mounted to a production-spec six-speed automatic F-150 transmission.

“This is a great opportunity for everyone involved in the Raptor program to get more real-time data on how the truck performs in the most extreme conditions,” stated Cliff Irey, Manager of truck motorsports for Ford Racing Technology. He further added “We need to push the truck harder than we'd ever expect our customers would to ensure that the production F-150 SVT Raptor is the ultimate factory-available high-speed off-road truck.”

The F-150 SVT Raptor is a distinction and different from other truck available in the market. The F-150 SVT Raptor will be available this summer with dynamic features to add to its appeal, which include a Flex Fuel 5.4-liter V-8 engine making 320hp, 390 ft.-lbs. of torque, and a six-speed automatic transmission. It also has electronically selectable four-wheel drive system and an E-locker rear differential. It helps to lock the truck even at high speeds. Raptor will be also available at the dealership with an all-new 6.2-liter V-8 early next year.

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