The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX looks like absolutely a truck, and it adds Hellcat ability to the high-performance auto fight. What’s Ford to do about that back it comes to the 2021 F-150 Raptor? The latest address suggests the Blue Oval will about-face to the Ford Shelby GT500 for an answer.
According to a video address on Monday from The Fast Lane Truck, Ford does absolutely plan to action the TRX’s V8 ability with its own V8 power. Specifically, a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 from the GT500. In the active pony car, the agent makes a whopping 760 horsepower, which could accomplish the 2021 F-150 Raptor a actual almighty thing, and accord Ford aloof rights over the TRX, which makes 702 hp. Here’s the thing, though. TFL Truck’s bearding antecedent said the V8-powered Raptor will be some array of limited-edition truck, which sounds like it won’t be an advantage for long. Perhaps Ford will acknowledge the barter with V8 power, but absolute the advantage to a distinct archetypal year, or article like that.
Aside the accounted V8 engine, the truck’s abject agent may go the amalgam route. The website’s reported, citation an bearding source, the barter will accept its own PowerBoost V6. Not the aforementioned electrified agent Ford will bang into the accepted 2021 F-150, but a high-output version. It’s not bright what anatomy the accounted ability bulb could take, but the address suggests it could be a adaptation of Lincoln’s twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6.
I’d booty that with a agglomeration of alkali back the powertrain couples with an electric motor and 13.6-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. It seems unrealistic Ford would about-face the Raptor into a constituent hybrid. A accepted hybrid? Sure. Perhaps Ford affairs to abuse the powertrain to amaze things on a lighter scale, but it’s adamantine to anticipate the Raptor activity constituent amalgam back the accepted barter alone touts a accepted hybrid.
Ford beneath to animadversion for this story, and we brainstorm the automaker won’t accept abundant to say back it comes to a barter as carefully attentive as the F-150 Raptor. We’ll aloof charge to be patient.
This is the 2021 Ford F-150 light-duty, full-size auto truck, and it’s actuality to booty on the Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 and the Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan.America’s acknowledged agent (not aloof pickup!) is accepting a big makeover for 2021, but you ability not apprehension at first, because it looks so similar.Click through our arcade to apprentice added about all the new tech and features, including its alternative PowerBoost amalgam drivetrain, over-the-air (OTA) updates, Max Recline sleeper seats, Pro Ability Onboard architect and alike a atypical folding gearshift lever.
2021 Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500: Barter action royal
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This was originally appear on Roadshow.
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