All-New 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor

The All-New 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor.

The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor takes the same approach as the standard F-150. It does not look all that different or more exciting than the truck that came before, regardless of whether you are studying it is physique or taking in the cabin. But more than even the bread and butter truck Ford based it on, the third generation Raptor hides major innovations.

The Blue Ovals high-performance pickup truck does not look dramatically different than the model it replaces, but the new design further emphasizes the trucks broadness of beam and most importantly still looks badass. The Raptor also gets a redesigned rear suspension, a new five link coil spring setup that replaces the outgoing trucks leaf springs plus larger internal bypass dampers. Combined with newly available 37-inch tires, this generation should be even more capable off road. Inside, the Raptor inherits styling and features from the recently redesigned F-150. Highlights include a fully digital gauge cluster, a 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a shifter that folds flat into the center console.

The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor aims to fly higher pound across the desert faster and look meaner than its predecessor. This all new third generation Raptor remains a bulkier body double of the regular F-150, which means they share technology and several innovative features. However, Ford high-performance pickup truck is also fitted with impressive off road equipment, such as a sophisticated long travel suspension and available 37-inch all-terrain tires. Assisting the Raptor powerful twin turbo V6 is a paddle shifted 10 speed automatic transmission, and standard all-wheel-drive. Though its engine should produce at least 450 horsepower that is still relatively wimpy compared with the 702 horsepower Hellcat V8 in the Ram 1500 TRX. That is why Ford is developing an even more ferocious Raptor R that should mark the return of a raucous V8 engine that earns it entry into the 700 horsepower club.

We know the 2021 F-150 Raptor takes an evolutionary step over the outgoing model. The twin turbocharged V6 endures under the hood presumably packing at least 450 horsepower though with the TRX and its Hellcat V8 walking tall, a power boost from the Blue Oval seems not just logical, but necessary. Perhaps of greater news is the Raptor retuned five link suspension that offers gobs of travel.

As for the V8 powered Raptor R, Ford tells us it will arrive in 2022 though we do not know if that is a debut date or an on sale date.

Ford has finally pulled the covers off the new generation F-150 Raptor.

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