Ford's off-road monster is improved for 2012. The F-150 SVT Raptor gets a few new features that will be a real asset to those who really use this truck.
The best improvements this year are all in front of the driver. There is a new Torsen-developed front differential. Unlike last year's open front differential, the Torsen unit has the ability to send more power to a specific wheel. In this case, if only one of the front wheels has traction, this differential can send over 70% of the truck's front-end torque to the wheel with grip. This can aid in pulling the truck up steep, uneven terrain like what is typically found in rock climbing situations.