SEMA News—December 2020

INDUSTRY NEWS

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’21 Ford Ranger Tremor

Here’s a prototype of the Ford Ranger testing what is believed to be the Tremor package for the midsize pickup.

The vehicle is wearing some body-hugging camo on the front and rear ends, though there doesn’t appear to be much different about the body except for a body-colored lower front fascia. The more noteworthy changes reside at the wheels, tires, running boards and lift.

The prototype seems to be riding on a set of wheels from the international-market Ranger Raptor, wrapped in a set of knobby all-terrain rubber. A set of high-clearance running boards is also clearly visible and doesn’t appear to be a type currently offered on the Ranger. It’s possible that this model is equipped with a lift, as rides a tad higher than normal Rangers.
Ford Ranger
Ford

’21 F-150 Raptor

Here’s a prototype of the upcoming Ford F-150 Raptor, which has all the markings of being driven on a dirty course and looks tough and imposing. The rear underpinnings still have drape-like camouflage to disguise the new coil-spring suspension system.

More notable is the fact that the new Raptor will be powered by a supercharged 5.2L V8 straight from the heart of the Shelby GT500 and will make between 725–750 hp, according to sources. One 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 at all costs. Rumbles of a V8 can clearly be heard under the hood.

Expect an official debut in early 2021.


Ford
Ford

Porsche 911 GT3

The upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 builds on the grown-up image of the 992, packing more aerodynamic elements. New air intakes adorn the nose of the supercar, along with a heavily revised front end. Visible at the rear are über-wide hips, whose eye-catching nature is only surpassed by the complex rear wing and, for the first time, the diffuser below the rear bumper.

More importantly (judging by the sound of the prototype), the naturally aspirated engine is here to stay. After all, Zuffenhausen engineers have introduced a new 4.0L for the 991.2 GT3. The sole transmission should be an eight-speed, dual-clutch unit, though Porsche may appease manual fans by making a stick shift available at some point.
Porsche
Porsche

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