Blue Oval recently confirmed that the high-performance 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor R is arriving to take on the 702-hp Ram 1500 TRX. Currently, the Ram 1500 TRX is one of the most powerful pickup trucks that you can find globally. However, from the latest information, the Ford Raptor R will change that. According to plenty of gossips, the new R pickup will use the predator supercharged V-8 taken from the Mustang Shelby GT500. Interestingly, the 5.2-liter V-8 engine under the GT500 is making 790 horsepower.
Besides a more powerful engine, the forthcoming Ford F-150 Raptor R should also get some styling upgrades. Expect more aggressive styling than the regular Raptor and much more technology inside.
2022 Ford F-150 Raptor R Exterior
Unlike the regular Raptor pickup, the new high-performance 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor R will feature more sporty styling. Generally, we expect the Raptor R to have a more aggressive look that will separate it from the base model. The Ford F-150 Raptor R will be recognized by a different grille, fenders, wheels, and exterior graphics from some early reports.
However, like the base model, the new one will most likely ride on the same platform. That means it will be dimensionally the same. The current third-generation Ford F-150 Raptor offers a bolder design than the second-gen, featuring 37-inch tires on 17-inch aluminum wheels and the modified five-link rear suspension setup with coil springs.
The most mysterious part of the new 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor R is its cabin. At this point, there is no information on what we can expect from it. Basically, we hope that it will feature more sporty styling and some of the newest technology. The current Raptor is one of the most equipped pickup trucks in the class, just behind the Ram’s TRX model.
The high-performance version includes a standard 12.0-inch digital gauge cluster, and it features the new Sync 4 infotainment system. Along with that, it also features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Raptor is also available with optional carbon-fiber interior accents and more aggressively bolstered Recaro front buckets.
2022 Ford F-150 Raptor R Engine Specs and Performances
Unlike the regular Raptor that uses a 3.5-liter V-6, the forthcoming high-performance R model will borrow the engine from the Mustang Shelby GT500. Generally, this is one of the most potent mills on the market, consisting of a 5.2-liter V-8 engine and making 760 horsepower.
Compared to the regular Raptor that delivers only 450 horses, this is a significant output jump. As we mentioned, the most powerful pickup truck is still a Ram TRX, which is powered by a Hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 generating 702-hp.
2022 Ford Raptor R Debut Date and Expectations
Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a little longer to find more information about the new 2022 Ford Raptor R. The manufacturer has been confirmed the high-performance Raptor R truck, and that’s the most exciting news.
Moreover, from some information, it’s a high possibility that it will use the Mustang Shelby’s GT500 engine that produces 760 horses. As for the release date, expect this pickup truck to arrive sometime in the following year, quickly after the Ram 1500 TRX model release.