When Ford launched the redesigned F-150 Raptor last year, the company announced plans for an even more extreme R variant that would be to-to-to with the Ram 1500 TRX.
Ford CEO Jim Farley posted a teaser video on Twitter saying the company is now ready to hunt Tyrannosaurus.
Set for debut later this year, the 2023 F-150 Raptor R follows in the footsteps of the standard model but adopts a supercharged 5.2-liter Predator V8. The engine in the Shelby GT500 Mustang produces an impressive 760 hp (567 kW / 771 PS) and 625 lb-ft (846 Nm) of torque, although it can be reused for truck use.
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However, there is no doubt that the engine will be able to compete with the TRX’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that produces 702 hp (523 kW / 712 PS) and 650 lb-ft (880 Nm) of torque. No matter how fast the Raptor R will be, the TRX can rocket from 0-60 mph (0-96 km / h) in 4.5 seconds, running quarter miles at 108 mph (174 km / h) in 12.9 seconds. , And hits a maximum speed of 118 mph (190 km / h).
While Ford is talking tight about the truck, a so-called window sticker in May shows that the model will have a unique 17-inch wheel wrapped in 37-inch all-terrain tires. We can also expect 4.10 gears, skid plates and an electronic locking rear differential. They will be paired with an off-road focused suspension with fox shock as well as trail control and a terrain management system.
Given its range-topping status, the Raptor R should be nicely decorated and window stickers suggest buyers will get a leather-wrapped steering wheel and Recaro leather front seats. They should be paired with a power adjustable paddle, a dual-zone climate control system and a 12-inch SYNC 4 infotainment system.