The new Ford F-150 Raptors R features a supercharged powertrain, and going forward, it is going to be the pinnacle of off-road Ford performance.
The Ford F-150 Raptors R will weigh 5,950 pounds (2,699 kg), only 210 pounds (95 kg) more than the less powerful, less durable, standard edition of the Performance Truck.
Ford F-150 Raptors
That should, therefore, result in some fairly impressive performance numbers for the Ford F-150 Raptors R. Whether anyone would actually want the less powerful one, however, is something only the customer and his or her banker can decide.
That would make The Ford F-150 Raptor R a decent rival for The Ram 1500 TRX, whose 702-hp supercharged V8 borrowed from Dodges Challenger SRT Hellcat muscle car makes it the more powerful internal-combustion-powered pickup truck.
The Raptors high-output twin-turbo V-6 makes 450 horsepower, still relatively sluggish when compared with the 702-hp Hellcat V-8 found in the Ram 1500 TRX.
The standard Ford Raptor comes with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 making 450 horsepower, so it is not short on horsepower.
Fords superb Multicontour seats deliver 700 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque–an increase of 250 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque from the standard truck.
Fords Raptor R has effectively the same suspension as a 3.5-liter V6-powered Raptor equipped with 37-inch tires, although it does feature revised spring settings to offset the engines boost.
Ford is also pairing the 2017 Raptor with a 10-speed automatic gearbox that is quick-shifting, keeping the EcoBoost V-6s twin-turbochargers squarely within their powerband, and thanks to aluminum construction, the new model is about 500 pounds lighter than the last-generation model from 2014.
Underneath a new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor bonnet that now features an attractive radiator vent, is a familiar, higher-output version of the Raptors potent twin-turbo V-6.
It breathes through a new 3.0-inch exhaust that is said to improve The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptors V-6s sound.
Ford Motor Company introduced its third-generation F-150 Raptor in February 2021; the new base model keeps the same 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 as the one that powered the previous one.
Ford Motor unveiled Monday morning the F-150 Raptor R, the newest iteration of its high-performance, off-road pickup truck, featuring a 5.2L Supercharged V-8 that produces 700 horsepower and 640 foot-pounds of torque.
Its high-performance, off-road pickup truck, featuring a 5.2L Supercharged V-8 that produces 700 horsepower and 640 foot-pounds of torque. The 6.2-liter Supercharged Hemi V8 produces 702 horsepower, 252 more than the Raptors 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6.
Fast-forward to the third-generation Raptor, and once again, Ford has introduced it with the EcoBoost V6. The RAM 1500 TRX makes more power than the Ford Raptors R, pumping out 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque from its supercharged 6.2-liter V8.