Ram TRX’s deadliest competitor, the new 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R, is coming next year. This hardcore version of Ford’s dune-destroying off-roader will bring more aggressiveness than the original one. Based on first spy shots, the performance Raptor R model looks more muscular than its rival Ram TRX.
We noticed many upgrades on the forthcoming truck, including the broader fenders and a unique radiator grille. The R will also reportedly employ a tougher rear suspension setup and more muscular trailing arms. The Mustang GT500 engine is powering this truck, and we can expect more than 750 horsepower to match the TRX’s 702 horses.
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Design
Spy shots of the forthcoming 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R are available, and despite the wrapped body, we managed to see some changes and upgrades. First of all, the design language of the Raptor R is more aggressive, and we noticed a more robust chassis and suspension compared to the original Raptor.
Along with unique gloss black wheels with beadlock capability, the new truck also rides on stylish wheels that look a bit different from the original. We also noticed some styling changes including a few tweaks to its front grille to make it unique to the R model.
Inside, the Ford F-150 Raptor R will look sportier than the original one. From information that’s available, this high-performance truck will come with more high-quality materials and likely with a new information system. The current Raptor dominates with a 12.0-inch touchscreen that supports the truck’s standard Sync 4 infotainment system.
It also has the ability to interact with Amazon Alexa, and it features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. As the Raptor, the R model can also be equipped with a useful 2.0-kW mobile generator. This generation is mounted in the cargo bed and can run power tools and other equipment.
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Engine Specs
Unlike the regular Raptor, the forthcoming 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R truck will use a more powerful engine. As far as we know, this truck will deploy one of the stronger engines. This engine can be found under the hood of the Mustang GT 500 developing 760 horsepower.
However, beneath the hood of the Raptor R, we expect it to produce more than 750 hp. As you may notice, this is more than enough to dethrone the Ram TRX, which produces only 702 horses. We expect power to be sent to all four wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Price, Release Date
At this moment, there is no exact pricing of the all-new Ford F-150 Raptor R. The current Raptor starts at $65,375 for the base model, so Raptor R will likely cost around $70,000. Unlike the regular Raptor, the R model comes with a more powerful engine that is also powering Mustang Shelby GT500 model.
Also, the new truck looks more muscular than its rival TRX, and it is better in off-roading thanks to tougher rear suspension setup. We’ll have more information, including the release date for the Raptor R, in the coming weeks.