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We got an in-person look at the new 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
at a Ford
event yesterday, and we have to say that Ford's stock photography
does not do this new "Terrain" color justice. Neither do these pictures
, really, but Ford wouldn't let us find somewhere more suitable to photograph their updated SVT
Terrain is a sandy beige hue with a flat finish. It's not matte, but this paint certainly isn't reflective by modern standards. In fact, it's quite reminiscent of those wonderful old lacquer finishes from the '30s and '40s. (We can imagine a Ford Model A
Business Coupe coming in the same color.) That's not a pejorative, as the SVT Raptor looks great in this decidedly industrial beige tone. Something about the Raptor's outlandish looks just works with the understated color.
We've also netted some more details about the new beadlock-capable wheels. Underneath those 12-bolt cosmetic trim rings are 24 holes, already tapped for the Ford Racing
beadlock ring. Owners just have to buy the beadlock kit from their dealer to convert them. The wheels themselves are forged aluminum and officials tell us this convertible system is an industry first which it aims to patent.
Check out all the high-res images of the 2013 SVT Raptor in our gallery
.2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor goes beige brilliantly
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