Ford gives the Raptor more bite; Unveils Ford F-150 Raptor R

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Ford is introducing a new top-of-the-line variant to the Raptor lineup. Specifically, Ford is slapping a stonking great V8 in front of the Ford F-150 Raptor. Say hello to the Ford F-150 Raptor “R”.

2023 F 150 Raptor R Exterior

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Ford F-150 Raptor R Details

According to Ford, the F-150 Raptor R is “the fastest, most powerful, most extreme high-performance off-road desert Raptor yet.” Under the hood is the same engine from the Ford Mustang GT500, the 5.2-liter V8 in the Ford F-150 Raptor R puts out an earth-moving 700 hp and 867 Nm of torque.

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Ford Performance achieved this by tweaking the engine and installing a new pulley to the supercharger for better torque delivery in the low-to-mid rpm range. The exhaust manifolds are also stainless steel now, and there’s an upgraded oil cooler and filter, a deeper oil pan, and a wider air-intake inlet and high-flow air filter for greater intake volume.

2023 F 150 Raptor R Exterior

Photo: Ford

The Fox suspension in the Ford F-150 Raptor R is specifically tuned for the vehicle according to Ford. It features 24-inch springs and active shocks, with a claimed wheel travel of 13-inches at the front and 14.1 inches at the back.

2023 F 150 Raptor R Interior

Photo: Ford

Apart from the performance upgrades, the Ford F-150 Raptor R also gets a whole host of creature comforts and distinguishing exterior bits.

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As silly and unnecessary as it is, we’d certainly love to see this beast of a pickup on our local roads.

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo's first word was probably "Car", and this has developed into a personal passion that has consumed his professional life as well.

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