This is the production version of the F-150 Raptor R before its upcoming debut.
Ford just debuted the third-generation Raptor back in February 2021, but only showed the tamer version with the 3.5L EcoBoost. The Raptor R should have a unique grille (the addition of an R), beefier trailing arms, exclusive rims, and as everyone knows by now, it’ll have the heart and soul of the GT500—the Predator 5.2L supercharged V8.
According to sources, the R will pump out around 725hp to 750hp, leaning more toward 750hp, especially since the GT500 puts out 760hp. 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 ’23 F-150 Raptor R will be assembled at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant and will be available to order by this fall.
Photo credit: Brian Williams, SpiedBilde