The forthcoming 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor is spied testing, and it will bring numerous changes. At first glance, the upcoming model will host more attractive designs and the new suspension that will provide a smoother ride. Thanks to many modifications, this off-roader will conquer the roughest terrains. The interior will offer more standard features, and it will host high safety.
Blue Oval will also introduce some changes under the hood. According to the latest gossip, the new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor may get a new V8 engine that also powers the mighty Shelby GT500.
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Design
The new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor is the great pickup and one of the favourites on the market alongside the Nissan Titan XD and GMC Sierra models. According to some reports, the body of the new model will be lighter thanks to the additional use of aluminium. Also, at first glance, we can see that the manufacturer added a new suspension and numerous updates in terms of design.
The front fascia will host wider grille and the same shaped LED headlights. Also, bolder bumpers are present. A caught test mule is riding on new 17-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires. On the back, the tailgate looks more massive, and it comes with a large FORD lettering in the middle. Ground clearance of this model is 11.5 inches.
The 2021 Ford Raptor’s cabin is comfy, and it provides more quality materials than before. Besides that, the manufacturer also updated its techs. Raptor is known as a high-performance model that is boosted with more features than the base model.
So, standard on this model is heated and cooled front seats, leather seating surfaces, and unique two colour choices that will add more luxury. The Raptor’s touchscreen infotainment system Sync 3 is still there, and it`s very easy to use. The Raptor new pickup also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.
The new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor is the pickup truck with a great history of security. It is always highly rated in the crash-test ratings. Most of its rivals have similar options for active safety, but Ford’s full-size pickups offer several unique driver-assistance technologies like forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking systems, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert.
New Supercharged V8 Powertrain
According to the latest rumours, the new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor will deploy a new supercharged V8 engine alongside the old one. The same V8 engine can be also found under the hood of the popular sports model Shelby GT500. This engine consists of a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 that produces 760 horsepower at 7,300 rpm and 625 pound-feet of torque. However, we are still waiting for more news that will confirm this gossip.
Besides that, the manufacturer will use the same powerful twin-turbo V-6. This engine delivers incredible power and torque figures. It produces 450-hp and is connected to the new paddle-shifted 10-speed automatic transmission. Thanks to this engine, the new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor will be able to tow a maximum of 8000 pounds, and it can carry up to 1200 pounds in its bed.
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Release Date and Cost
The next-gen Ford F-150 Raptor will debut at the 2020 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as per the latest report. This famous pickup truck will provide a more attractive look, and it will deploy a new engine.
However, the price should remain the same, and we can expect F-150 Raptor to cost slightly above $50,000. In the same class, there are models Nissan Titan and GMC Sierra 1500 and both are ideal competitors to the new Ford F-150 Raptor.