The V-8-powered Ford F-150 Raptor R is just about listed here. The Blue Oval’s answer to the Ram 1500 TRX will be unveiled July 18, Ford declared by using Twitter.
Introduced in early 2021, Ford promises this new edition of the Raptor will be “frightening quickly.” Based on a short tease throughout the latest Bronco Raptor media launch, we can also confirm that the Raptor R seems pretty great. But other details will continue being under wraps till the truck’s total expose afterwards this month.
Whilst Ford has verified V-8 energy, it has not reported which engine will be below the Raptor’s hood. Word on the road is that the Raptor R will have the Predator 5.2-liter supercharged V-8 from the Shelby GT500 Mustang.
— Ford Vans (@FordTrucks) July 12, 2022
If that’s the situation, we could get a 760-hp Raptor, supplying Ford bragging legal rights above the 702-hp TRX. The Predator engine will probably be coupled to the standard Raptor’s 10-computerized transmission, instead than the 7-pace twin-clutch gearbox employed in the Shelby GT500.
The Raptor R will be a return to kind for Ford’s efficiency off-street truck. The first-era F-150 Raptor arrived in 2010 with V-8 energy, offering 5.4-liter and 6.2-liter engines. The 5.4-liter V-8 was dropped, and a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 replaced the 6.2-liter V-8 when the 2nd-era F-150 Raptor arrived for the 2017 model year.
The 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 carried over to the 3rd-era F-150 Raptor, which debuted for the 2021 model year. In essence an evolution of the second-technology truck, it has a more squared-off front conclude, out there 37-inch tires on 17-inch aluminum wheels, and a new 5-link suspension set up with coil springs. A V-8 ought to be the perfect addition to that.