2021 All Ford F150 Raptor Spy Shoot – 2021 All Ford F150 Raptor
For all those who wondered why Ford wouldn’t accord the dune-bashing F-150 Raptor a V-8, your prayers accept been answered. A appropriate adaptation of the Raptor will be advancing from Detroit with the new Mustang GT500’s supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 mill. This is the best admirable news.
While the final ability achievement on the new Shelby Mustang agent is still unknown, it’ll absolutely backpack a ton of ability and complete bigger than the V-6 EcoBoost currently beneath the Raptor’s hood. The Raptor isn’t currently a slouch by any means, but behest conge to the accepted 450-horsepower 3.5-liter twin-turbo in favor of article arctic of 700 amusement ponies is a bang-up move accustomed by all. Car and Driver is advertisement that assorted sources aural The Blue Oval accept accepted that the Super Raptor will be the swan song for the accepted bearing of F-150, which is slated for a abounding check in 2021 or 2022.
The move may come, in part, as a acknowledgment to FCA’s Dodge Ram TRX pickup, a barbarian that’s accepted to accept a 700-horsepower Hellcat V-8 adherent in there. Ram’ll acceptable exhausted the Raptor to market, as the TRX is accessible about 2020, while the Raptor would access aloof afterwards that. Still, we’d be advised to a few years of the V-8 Raptor afore the F-150 band was refreshed, which’ll be added than abundant time for all the enthusiasts to breeze one up.
Because the Raptor is already so good, on-road and off, we can’t delay to see how far Ford can advance the envelope with the new powertrain. The amount of absolute ability and achievement won’t appear cheap. The Raptor currently starts at $54,500, so apprehend the V-8 adaptation to bound up aloft $70,000. A baby amount to pay to boss any terrain, and leave some supercars in your dust.