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Clive Sutton, one of the UK’s leading specialist and luxury car dealers, has added two remarkable US vehicles to its stock list this week, including the first right-hand-drive conversion of the Ford F-150 Raptor ‘super truck’, and the first example of the 2018 Lincoln Navigator to arrive in the UK.
The dealership was the first to offer the F-150 Raptor to the UK market in left-hand-drive guise early last year, and it has now completed the first full conversion to right-hand drive. The steering swap, which is carried out by Sutton Bespoke’s customisation programme, uses precision-sculpted mouldings of interior components, before specialists use a blend of both traditional and modern techniques to ‘mirror’ the dashboard appearance and steering assembly.
The price for the converted right-hand drive F-150 Raptor is £89,000 + VAT for business buyers (£106,800 incl. VAT for private buyers) and the cost for commissioning a conversion of an existing F-150 Raptor is approximately £32,000 + VAT (£38,400 incl. VAT).
Sutton’s team worked for six months to develop a right-hand drive steering rack for the new Raptor, which is an upgraded version of the system in the standard F-150, and carried out extensive recalibration. The completed right-hand drive F-150 Raptor is a SuperCab model in Lightning Blue, with rear-hinged coach doors that open to reveal a pillarless cabin aperture. The pick-up is equipped with Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system, and has been reprogrammed as part of the conversion with full European navigation and radio frequencies.
Another significant new arrival with Clive Sutton is the first 2018 Lincoln Navigator brought to the UK. The all-new model is a capacious and cossetting seven-seater SUV, with an obsessive focus on comfort for all passengers. It is a step ahead of other US SUV models and is a genuine rival for European domestic brands in terms of quality and dynamics. Powered by a 3.5-litre 450hp V6 petrol engine, the luxury SUV is packed with high-grade features, including PowerFold® captain’s chairs for the second row, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and a hands-free power tailgate. As standard, the Navigator comes with 24-way adjustable, multi-contour heated and ventilated front seats for driver and passenger, complete with a ‘thigh extender’ comfort function for each leg position.
The example now available with Clive Sutton features an elegant Black Velvet exterior with Cappuccino Leather interior. It is a high-specification model that includes wireless charging for smartphones and a 20-speaker 1,200-watt sound system, and is priced at £114,950 (incl. VAT).
Clive Sutton is offering the full range of new Lincoln Navigator models to the UK market, including both standard length (5.3 metres) and ‘L’ specification (5.6 metres) vehicles. Prices range from approximately £89,000 to £115,000 (incl. VAT) depending on the model and specification. Sutton Bespoke will also be developing a right-hand drive conversion package for the new Navigator during 2018, and anticipates bringing this to market later in the year.
In late 2017, Clive Sutton was officially appointed as UK distributor for high-performance Shelby vehicles. The variety of brand-new Shelby-tuned cars and trucks available for UK clients includes the F-150 Super Snake ‘’street truck’ and the Shelby F-150 off-road truck, both powered by a mighty 5.0-litre supercharged V8 producing 750hp. These new EU production vehicles are now being built for Shelby at the Magna Steyr facility in Graz, Austria. Clive Sutton will deliver the first brand-new, UK-bound Shelby truck next month.