Since the time Ram delivered its 702-horsepower, off-road-thrashing TRX pickup, it’s sat at the highest point of the quick truck hierarchy. That spot had been held for quite a long time by Ford with its F-150-based Raptor, yet in examination, its 450-hp EcoBoost V6 can’t hold up to the Ram’s Hellcat V8.
The Blue Oval is hoping to amend that with the uncover of its cutting edge Raptor, which we’ll authoritatively find in full come Feb. 3, Ford has affirmed.
Reports from Car and Driver guarantee that two separate models are in transit—the typical yet hot Raptor and a much more fit Raptor R. The last is associated to get a version with the Predator 5.2-liter supercharged V8, which as of now calls the Mustang Shelby GT500 home. It produces 760 hp in that spec, however it’s conceivable that the alleged Raptor R could be somewhat de-tuned.
We’ve estimated in past reports that the 3.5-liter twin-super EcoBoost may get back with the 2021 Raptor, however later videos appeared to uncover a good V8 grumble.
With supposed news that two distinct variations are important for Ford’s rollout plan, it absolutely appears to be conceivable that we were directly on the two checks. In any case, don’t anticipate that Ford should withdraw from Ram’s test—you can wager they need to make those Easter eggs look silly and dated.
Past the powertrain subtleties, the 2021 Raptor looks set to highlight coil spring suspension at all four corners. Like the Ram, at that point, it ought to be taken into account much higher-dash going 4×4 romping with movement and security at the cutting edge.
We wouldn’t get it past Ford to coordinate the Ram TRX’s 35-inch tires and, on the supposed Raptor R, 37-inch everything terrains could show up. Maybe it’s wishful reasoning, yet we’ll keep on.
Regardless, we’ll be watching out for additional subtleties in front of the upcoming super truck’s Feb. 3 presentation.