While Ford just recently debuted the third-generation F-150 Raptor R back in February, they only provided a look at the tamer version with the 3.5L EcoBoost. The Raptor R is rumored to have a unique grille, beefier trailing arms, exclusive rims and, as everyone knows by now, the heart and soul of the GT500—the Predator 5.2L supercharged V8.
According to sources, the R will pump out around 725 hp to 750 hp, leaning more toward 750 hp, especially since the GT500 puts out 760 hp. One source said “Honestly, we had to counter RAM once we knew they installed the HellCat in the TRX.” The team is allegedly looking to beat the RAM TRX in every facet of the Raptor R.
The ’21 F-150 Raptor will be assembled at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, and will be available at dealers this summer. The Raptor R is expected to debut later this year with an on-sale date in 2022.
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