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Ford Announces New F-150 Raptor R Boasting 700 HP Capabilities

admin | July, 21 2022


Ford unleashes a new F-150 Raptor R – the fastest, most powerful, most extreme, high-performance off-road desert vehicle yet. 

Performance Upgrades 

Raptor R’s 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine delivers 700 horsepower and 640 lb.-ft. of torque to give it desert-running power in a rugged, off-road pickup. Ford Performance optimized the most powerful engine in its lineup (previously seen in the Mustang Shelby GT500®) for Raptor-level off-road performance and durability. Resulting in more torque than any other supercharged V8 in a pickup.

The original Raptor engine’s exhaust manifolds are replaced with cast stainless steel units, including a deeper oil pan keeping the engine oil cool under harsher environments. A wider air intake inlet and higher-efficiency conical air filter allow the engine to breathe better, increasing air intake volume by 66%. 

The Raptor R features a new front axle with a more robust, higher-strength carrier casting and an aluminum-ribbed structural cover to manage the powertrain’s added torque. The truck also has a unique larger-diameter aluminum driveshaft. Drivers can further personalize their Raptor R’s driving experience by selecting modes for Normal, Sport Baja, and Quiet. The new MyMode™ feature allows drivers to customize and adjust multiple settings – including drive, steering, and suspension modes.

Style Updates 

The most potent Raptor yet takes off-road capability to the next level, with a design as bold as its performance. The hood has a larger, more aggressive power dome that sits 1 inch taller than on the base Raptor, aiding in the extraction of warm air from underneath the truck. A unique grille, bumpers, and black fender flares add to its menacing looks. 

The Ford Performance-exclusive Code Orange Raptor R gets a unique “R” badge on the grille, power dome, and tailgate. The graphics package on the rear fenders features a desert-inspired design that helps convey the rugged, harsh environment it was built to conquer. The black interior feels just as tough and aggressive. The Recaro seats are covered with a combination of black leather and Alcantara suede to help you grip the steering wheel when the road gets rough. Genuine carbon fiber adorns the doors, media bin door, and upper parts of the instrument panel with its unique tri-axial weave that conveys Raptor R’s combination of performance, toughness, and durability. The F-150 Raptor R will be available in eight paint color options, including Avalanche Gray and Azure Gray Tri-Coat, which are new to the lineup.

Technological Features 

Like all Raptors, Raptor R has a suite of intelligent technology to make off-roading easier. Trail Turn Assist shrinks your turning radius on tight turns and lets you go further off-road. Ford Trail Control is like cruise control for off-roading – it lets you set a speed and steer through rough conditions while the truck handles throttle and braking. Trail 1-Pedal Drive allows you to control throttle and braking with just one pedal so you can concentrate more on navigating rugged terrain.

The available 12-inch touch screen with SYNC® 4 technology and Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ compatibility keeps you connected to the world around you. Raptor R also benefits from Ford Power-Up over-the-air software update capability, which can offer improvements throughout the vehicle—from the SYNC system to enhanced quality, capability, and convenience upgrades that improve the ownership experience over time.

Your chance to order the F-150 Raptor R just opened, and production of this high-performance off-roader will start in late 2022. Contact your local Ford dealer for more information on how to custom order this advanced pickup.

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