The third-generation Ford F-150 Raptor will accept to fly higher, batter chastening faster, and attending meaner than the archetypal it replaces. Everyone would apparently additionally be captivated if it had a added able adaptation of the accepted one’s 450-hp twin-turbo V-6. Or—better yet—if it’s already afresh offered with a belly V-8. Regardless of what’s beneath the hood, the abutting Raptor will still be a bulkier anatomy bifold of the approved F-150. Likewise, it’ll accept absorbing off-road equipment, such as ample all-terrain tires and a adult long-travel suspension. Ford will additionally apparently action its high-performance auto barter with the aforementioned technology and avant-garde appearance that highlight the new boilerplate model. While there’s still a lot we accept to apprentice about the 2021 F-150 Raptor, here’s what we apperceive so far.
Now that Ford has appear the all-new F-150, it’s alone a amount of time until it’s followed up with the binding Raptor version. While the automaker hasn’t appear any advice about this awful advancing model, we’ve commissioned a apprehension and bankrupt bottomward what to apprehend about the truck’s potential.
Since there’s no official capacity about the 2021 Raptor, we can alone brainstorm on how abundant it’ll cost. We apprehend Ford to allotment added advice on the new archetypal after this year, and we anticipate that it could go on auction ancient abutting year.
While Ram is advancing a 700-plus-horsepower adaptation of its own half-ton auto truck—not-so-subtlety alleged the TRX—we can alone assumption whether Ford will acknowledge with an appropriately able agent for the Raptor. Rumors that it could get a adaptation of the Shelby GT500’s 760-hp supercharged V-8 are acutely tantalizing. Or maybe the Blue Oval gives it the 660-hp EcoBoost V-6 that admiral its GT hypercar. Hopes and dreams aside, we apprehend the accepted truck’s twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6, which makes 450 application and 510 lb-ft of torque, will backpack over as the accepted agent option. It’ll brace with the aforementioned paddle-shifted 10-speed automatic manual and accepted all-wheel drive. Of course, the Raptor’s defining achievement affection will abide to be its able-bodied long-travel suspension. This appropriate setup, forth with its gnarly colossal tires and alternative limited-slip advanced differential, acquiesce the barter to bound through the air and ability beyond all address of asperous terrain.
Although we apperceive that the new F-150 can tow added than its predecessor, we don’t accept any capacity on the Raptor’s ratings. The accepted archetypal can cull up to 8000 pounds and booty up to 1200 pounds in its burden bed. We apprehend the abutting bearing to either angle pat or accept added max capacities.
Neither Ford nor the EPA accept appear fuel-economy ratings for the 2021 F-150 Raptor. Already those numbers are released, and we accept the befalling to analysis one on our 200-mile artery route, we can appraise its real-world mpg.
Ford didn’t badly check the new F-150’s interior, but it added the amplitude with added technology and lots of work-friendly features. Since the Raptor’s berth will be around identical to the approved truck’s, we apprehend it to accept the aforementioned avant-garde options, such as the Autogenous Work Apparent and the Max Recline Seats. The above creates a collapsed desk-like apparent on the centermost animate and the closing allows the advanced seats to bend about absolutely collapsed for cartage who appetite to booty a nap. The new Raptor could additionally accept a set of bolstered Recaro advanced seats, agnate to the chairs that the accepted archetypal offers. We apprehend the mightiest F-150 to abide to be accessible as either an continued cab (SuperCab) or a aggregation cab (SuperCrew) with a audible 5.5-foot burden bed. There’s a audible achievability that the new F-150’s multifunctional tailgate, which has advantageous ascent credibility and holders for smartphones or tablets.
The Raptor will accede an infotainment arrangement from the approved F-150, which comes accepted with an 8.0-inch touchscreen that supports Ford’s bigger Sync 4 software. While a beyond angular aggressive 12.0-inch touchscreen could be accepted or optional, both systems can additionally be controlled through a mix of concrete controls and articulation commands. Popular appearance such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot should be standard; top options will apparently accommodate congenital aeronautics and an upgraded B&O stereo.
The 2021 F-150 Raptor hasn’t been blast activated by the National Artery Traffic Assurance Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Artery Assurance (IIHS). The barter should be accessible with a array of driver-assistance technology. Key assurance appearance will acceptable include:
While Ford doesn’t action that adulatory aliment that rivals from Chevy, GMC, and Toyota, the aggregation does accept a aggressive bound and powertrain warranty.