The new 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R has been spied testing, and it should go on sale in the summer this year. Besides more aggressive styling compared to the original Raptor, the R model will most likely be powered by a 5,2-liter V8 engine that we saw under the hood of the popular Shelby GT500.
This engine is able to produce around 760 ponies and 625 pound-feet (847 Nm) of torque. We must mention that this engine is so far the most powerful offered by the Ford Motor Company. The Ram’s TRX is the closest enemy to the Raptor R, and is powered by a 6.2- liter Hemi V8 that produces 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R First Look
As previously reported, the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R will look a bit different than the regular Raptor. According to new spy shots, the forthcoming model looks way aggressive. We first spotted a sporting details like a unique grille, gloss black wheels with beadlock capability, and a more robust rear suspension.
The grille is painted in black, and it holds huge Ford lettering. We also noticed on somehow different grille pattern compared to the original version. Overall, the design is very eye-catchy, and we cannot wait to see the final product.
As the exterior, we can also expect some changes inside as well. The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R will definitively look more sportier than the base truck. Unfortunately, at this moment, there is no available image of the cabin. From information that we got, Blue Oval will add new more supportive seats and probably some of the advanced technologies.
So, we can expect a much bigger infotainment system and likely more driver-assist features. The current Raptor is available with a huge 12.0-inch touchscreen that supports Sync 4 infotainment system. There is also standard interact with Amazon Alexa, and Raptor comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Engine Specs
Based on rumors, the forthcoming 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R will likely be powered by the same engine that currently powers Shelby GT500. If you didn’t know, this engine is the stronger one made by Ford Motor Company.
Under the Shelby GT500 there is a 5,2-liter V8 powertrain that produces 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque. However, many believe that it will be rated at around 750 horsepower in the Raptor R. Meanwhile, the Ram’s TRX model is the main rival to the Raptor R in the engine department, with its 6.2-liter Hemi V8 that produces 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
Price, Release Date
From information that’s available, the forthcoming Ford F-150 Raptor R will cost more than the original Raptor model. The current Raptor starts at $65,000, so we presume then the Ford F-150 Raptor R could cost more than $75,000.
Beside more aggressive exterior and interior, the forthcoming truck could be powered by one of the most powerful engines on the planet. We anticipate that the new Ford F-150 Raptor R will go on sale later this year, likely in summer.