SEMA News—August 2021

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’22 Ford Raptor R

While Ford debuted the third-generation Raptor in February, it gave us a look at only the tamer version with the 3.5L EcoBoost. These shots show that the Raptor R will have a unique grille and appears to have beefier trailing arms. It’s rumored that the rims are exclusive to the R, 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 725 to 750 hp (the GT500 puts out 760 hp). The ’21 F-150 Raptor will be assembled at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raptor
Raptor

’22 Ferrari 812 GTO

 

Here’s the Ferrari 812 GTO (Versione Speciale), caught thinly disguised while out on a test run in Maranello, Italy.

Last year, Ferrari was seen testing a cobbled-together mule that consisted of an 812 Superfast. Fast forward to today, and we have what appears to be the fruit of that labor—an 812 GTO. The GTO badge was last seen in 2011, so after a decade in retirement, the 812 GTO seems to make sense.

Power is expected to come from the 6.5L V12 found in the 812 Superfast, which pumps out 789 hp and 530 lb.-ft. of torque, although the GTO is expected to come with more than 800 hp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Ferrari
Ferrari

’21 Ford F-150

This is a ’21 Ford F-150 with an intricate autonomous vehicle (NextDroid.com) setup on the roof of its cab. The configuration appears to feature a substantial number of cameras, sensors and LIDAR equipment, making us wonder what Ford is up to. It could be that Ford is testing the technology’s feasibility on what could eventually become a larger vehicle platform, such as a truck-based delivery van or a similar work vehicle.

Earlier this month, Ford officially announced BlueCruise—a hands-free highway driving solution that aims to rival Tesla’s AutoPilot and GM’s SuperCruise. Could the prototype seen here foreshadow a more advanced version of BlueCruise?

 

 

 

 

 

 

F-150
F-150

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