These 10 Fast ‘Fuel-Powered’ Pickup Trucks Shouldn’t Be Forgotten When Electric Trucks Take Over
We talk about how the upcoming electric pickup trucks are fast and heavy on performance. Trucks like the Tesla Cybertruck, the Rivian R1T, the GMC Hummer EV, etc. are all quicker than some of the famous supercars of this era. Although internal combustion-engined trucks aren’t known to be ‘fast’, there are a handful of them that could are quite agile. Doug DeMuro decided to list 10 such cool fast trucks, and we agree with every entry on this list.
This LEGO Technic Ford F-150 Raptor Kit Is A Must-Have for Raptor Fans
When you talk to a layman about Legos, he’s going to dismiss them as toys for kids. But, the company’s Technic division has made some serious strides when it comes to creating car models. It’s not just the fun kits like the Porsche 911 or the Ford GT, Lego has even created life-size, full-scale models like the McLaren 720S, the Bugatti Chiron, the McLaren Senna, and most recently, the Lamborghini Sian FKP37.
The company has taken a break from supercars, it seems, and has come up with a kit for the 2021 F-150 Raptor. The 2021 F-150 Raptor Lego Technic Kit comprises of 1,379 pieces and will be up for sale in August or early October. You’ll have to shell out 100 bucks for this kit.
Everything We Know About The Ford F-150 Raptor R V-8
2021 started with a bang for us truck lovers when Ford announced the arrival of the third-gen F-150 Raptor. What made the deal even sweet what the little disclaimer at the end of the video which said, “more to come in 2022”. Decoding this cryptic text revealed that it’s the Raptor R, which will feature a V-8 engine under the hood, as confirmed by Ford officials on Twitter soon after. Beyond this, however, there is no information available. But, using the new standard Raptor as a benchmark and a truck that will take on the Ram TRX once it arrives, we have a lot to speculate.
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor
Six months after revealing the 2021 Ford F-150, Ford finally brought in the new Raptor as well. There was a lot of mulling around Ford introducing a V-8 to rival the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. But, Ford decided to keep the standard Raptor clear and announced a new Raptor R that will feature a V-8 and take on the cocky Ram 1500 TRX.
The 2021 model year marks the third generation of the F-150 Raptor, and Ford has come up with some significant changes. For starters, you can now have it with 37-inch tires from the factory, which was unheard of in this segment. Then there’s the new exhaust system to make it sound sweeter. But, will these changes push the price of this V-6-powered truck dangerously close to a better-accomplished, V-8-powered Ram 1500 TRX?
The New Ford F-150 Raptor Is Allergic to Electrification
Ford has been busy with its trucks lately. First came with the 2021 F-150, which also featured a hybrid model in the lineup. Recently, Ford unveiled the F-150 Raptor as well, and announced one with a V-8 engine coming next year. Then there’s the electric F-150 in the works and we should hear more about it soon. Given how all vehicles are getting electrified, it wouldn’t be wrong to assume that the Raptor’s next in line.
But, Ford has ruled this out even before the topic got picked up. According to Muscle Cars and Trucks, a higher-up from Ford has made it clear that the Raptor will continue to be a pure internal combustion-engined model.
Ford’s Inspiration for the F-150 Raptor’s Exhaust Will Blow Your Mind
The third-gen F-150 Raptor debuted a few days back and it came with quite a few features that make it an exciting off-road truck. Apart from the 37-inch tires, the truck’s exhaust system has garnered a lot of attention. You would naturally assume that Ford is trying to keep up with the competition and perhaps tore a page out of the Ram TRX’s book, but the inspiration for the exhaust note comes from two completely unrelated products that the Raptor has nothing in common with – The Nissan GT-R and the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV.
Brace Yourselves, The F-150 Raptor With A V-8 Engine Is Coming In 2022!
The 2021 F-150 Raptor’s unveiling might have been lackluster, or dare I say, disappointing, but this news more than makes up for it. At the end of the premiere video, Ford dropped a “more to come in 2022” message. It wasn’t as cryptic as suspenseful as it sounds. The media release clearly mentioned it was the Raptor R, but no other details were given.
Later, however, a few sources from Ford confirmed that the Raptor R will be powered by a V-8 engine. How’s that for your “Pop the hood” jibe, Ram?
Be Prepared to Overpay For the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor With a V-8
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX (unofficially AKA the Rebel) was a proverbial shot toward Ford, and it hit the Raptor right in the face. Where Ford thought it would continue to dominate the off-road truck market with the F-150 Raptor, Ram took years to develop something that was able to impressively compete, and it even comes with a Hellcat V-8 engine under the hood with nearly double the power of the F-150 Raptor’s puny little V-6. Within days of the TRX’s debut, Ford had a Shelby-powered F-150 Raptor on the road, which is intended to be a shot back at Ram, but a new report paints a slightly different picture.
Watch a Toyota Supra, Dodge Demon, and a BMW E30 Go Head to Head in the Desert
You don’t get to see a Dodge Demon every day. Then again, you don’t get to see it as it stretches its muscles during some good ol’ drag racing in the company of a Toyota Supra, a BMW E30, and Savage Garage’s Ford Raptor. Oh, and this is no prep drag-race, by the way, as the whole scenario unfolds in the desert, between bursting clouds of sand.
Now that we have your attention, get ready to be amazed by the Supra, which proves extremely apt at putting down the power and generating enough grip to shoot ahead of its rivals, literally leaving them behind, choking on its dust.
A Modded Ford F-150 Raptor and a Stripped Down Jeep Wrangler Head to the Drag Strip and We Didn’t Expect the Outcome
There are two things we can never get tired of – calling Trump a pumpkin and watching pickup trucks go at each other in a drag race. The folks at Carwow are here with another drag race, this time involving the two iconic American trucks – the Jeep Wrangler and the Ford F-150 Raptor. Hold on; there’s a twist. While the Wrangler comes in stock form, the F-150 Raptor doesn’t. Will this tilt the scales in the Blue Oval’s favor?
Ken Block Has a Supra That’s Powered By a Ford Raptor Engine But It Doesn’t Have Wheels
We all know and love Ken Block. And we all know that the man who started the Gymkhana craze and even got to compete in the World Rally Championship is Ford’s ambassador of sorts. He got to drive the Ford GT long before customers got a chance at it and his love for the brand is clearly expressed by some of the drift-ready vehicles he owns. The thing is, Mr. Block likes his Ford Raptor engines in boats as well.
Ford is Finally Going to Do the Ford F-150 Raptor Right
I had tears in my eyes and my heart melted when I first read about it. I even did a celebratory dance! Okay, that’s a little too much melodrama, but this is big news. It seems like Ford has finally decided to take the plunge and do the right thing. We don’t have engine specifics for now, but the Blue Oval is reportedly working on a V-8 engine for the F-150 Raptor! Currently, the V-6 employed for the duties has been doing a good job, but there was always a vacuum left to explore, and Ford has finally filled the void; rather, is on the path to fill it.
Here’s How Ford Performance 3D-Printed the Intake Manifold for Ken Block’s Hoonitruck
Just one glance will confirm - Ken Block’s Hoonitruck is a combination of creativity, performance engineering, and unbridled insanity. In fact, it’s a bit like Mr. Block himself in that respect. We love picking apart all the cool little bits and pieces Ford added to this one-off smoke machine, and now we’re getting an inside look at the Hoonitruck’s unique 3D-printed intake manifold.
Watch Kyle LeDuc Go Chrismas Tree Shopping In His 900 Horsepower Truck
Christmas has passed, and you’re probably about tired of looking at your Christmas tree. But, let’s look back a few days at 4-time Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro 4 champion Kyle LeDuc and the dilemma that left him behind schedule in this ad by Toyo Tires.
As you’d expect from an off-road racer, LeDuc doesn’t just head to the tree shop with a dull station wagon or an SUV, instead opting for his No. 99 Monster Energy-sponsored and Toyo-shod truck. What happens next is everything you’d hope for when it comes to a video like this.
PaxPower Ford F-150 Raptor V-8 and Ford F-150 Raptor EcoBoost Comparison
With Ford introducing the EcoBoost F-150 Raptor, we witnessed the end of an era. The end of the V-8 Raptor era. Some, however, weren’t exactly thrilled with it. At all. People wanted the Raptor V-8. Luckily, thanks to PaxPower, they’ve got it. The Houston-based company took the Ford F-150 V-8, slapped a supercharger to it, installed all OEM 2019 F-150 Raptor parts on it, and called it a deal. It is now up to me to compare the two, although, it seems that PaxPower did not leave me a lot to compare here. The PaxPower Raptor has all the bells and whistles as the real thing - only with far more power and better performance.
Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison vs Ford F-150 Raptor
There are few things in this world as resolutely badass as a hugely capable off-roader pickup truck. These are the machines you want with you when there’s a forest, mountain, or desert between you and your destination. With a go-anywhere attitude and the right stuff to walk the walk, the street-legal off-roader used to be something cobbled together in a shed. Now, you can get one direct from the factory, be it the Colorado ZR2 Bison from Chevrolet, or the F-150 Raptor from Ford.
These purpose-built, highly specialized variants offer tons of good stuff for those who prefer the trail to the street. For example, the Bison was created in collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), an aftermarket off-roader company that knows exactly what’s needed when the going gets rough. Then there’s the F-150 Raptor, which Ford developed into a full-blown Baja racer with a license plate. But how do these two stack up against one another? Read on to find out.
Ken Block’s New AWD F-150-Based Hoonitruck Is Ford GT Crazy
It ain’t easy being Ken Block. Sure, it looks like fun and games, what with a career as a professional race car driver, plus all kinds of extremely lucrative endorsement deals and one of the most viral brands on the face of the planet. But along with all those perks, Block must also one-up himself on an extremely regular basis. It all started with the Gymkhana series, with each successive video bringing the stunt driving insanity to an all-new level. Then came the builds, starting with the infamous Hoonicorn. Now, we’re getting a look at the latest wild creation from the Hoonigan team. It’s called the Hoonitruck, and as you probably expect, it’s every shade of over-the-top.
Is a Ford Performance 2019 F-150 Raptor V-8 Actually Going to Happen?
A few months ago or so, the Internet became a battleground for those who believed that Ford would reintroduce a V-8-Powered Raptor and those who thought it would not. One article from fordtips.com was enough to convince armies of dedicated Ford F-150 fans to start fantasizing about the new Raptor V-8. A Reddit thread was formed, people were commenting on the new car, sourcing some long forgotten quotes from unreliable sources, and imagining a Ford F-150 Raptor with a 7.0-liter V-8 engine.
Some months after, PaxPower - a well-known Ford tuner - revealed just what all of those dedicated fans wanted - a Ford F-150 Raptor V-8. Not with the 7.0-liter V-8 mind you, but with a 5.0-liter V-8 that offered extra motivation thanks to a massive supercharger. I already wrote about the F-150 Raptor V-8 developed by PaxPower. It is quite a magnificent machine actually, and it has real Ford F-150 Raptor gear.
Nevertheless, this article will actually discuss the possibly a real Ford F-150 Raptor V-8 by Ford Performance.
2019 Ford F-150 Limited Gets Plonked With Raptor’s Engine
Engine sharing is not a new concept in the industry, and the 2019 Ford F-150 is the latest to benefit from this. The ‘Limited’ trim of the F-150, expected to hit the roads later this year, gets a bigger engine from the Raptor. There’s a lot more to the eye than just the engine adaption, but will this affect the Raptor’s sales in any way?
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
Truck enthusiasts and journalist alike have long swooned over the Ford F-150 Raptor. Introduced in 2010, the Raptor proved Ford could make a Baja trophy truck and sell it to the average Joe. First equipped with the old 5.4-liter V-8 and then the updated 6.2-liter V-8, the Raptor has always been a heavyweight bruiser when it came to off-road performance and muscle.
Things are changing for the Raptor – and for the better. Completely all new for 2016, the Raptor moves to the new F-150 design that incorporates the aluminum bodywork, beefy high-strength steel frame, upgraded interior, and yes, even Ford’s EcoBoost technology. That’s right, the Raptor is ditching the 6.2-liter V-8 for a high-output version of the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6.
While some may be concerned the Raptor has lost its mojo, Ford says the new high-strung EcoBoost puts out more than the old 411-horsepower, 434-pound-foot V-8. The engine is then backed by a 10-speed automatic transmission and controlled by a new Terrain Management system and new transfer case.
Add to that the reduced weight of the V-6 and the new aluminum skin, and the Raptor tips in 500 pounds lighter that the outgoing model. While that’s not as much as the 700 pounds the standard F-150 lost, the 200-pound difference is tied up in the Raptor’s strengthened frame. Yes, strengthened beyond the newly upgraded 2015 F-150 frame.
Other improvements include a dual exhaust system that exits under the shorty rear bumper, larger FOX Racing shocks with more suspension travel, and BFGoodrich’s newly released All-Terrain K02 tires.
Update 07/25/2016: Leaked documents show the 2017 Raptor will start at $48,325 for the SuperCab and $51,310 for the SuperCrew. A slew of packages and options was also released. Check the “Price” section below for the full run-down.
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When we are talking about pickups, the word sporty is usually left out off discussion. Yet there is a special breed of trucks which have something more than only huge towing abilities and a big ground clearance.
When Ford launched its new F-150 SVT Raptor, the tag “performance truck” was on everybody’s lips. The new Raptor is considered by many the ultimate off-road production truck and there is no wonder why, as its sporty pedigree contains everything it needs to make your adrenaline levels explode.
Since 2011, the truck is offered in both extended and double cab configurations and is powered by a monstrous 6.2 liter V8 which cranks out 411 hp and 484 lb.ft of torque.
The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor comes with a 4x4 traction system and has a maximum towing capacity of 8000 lbs. Though, this nice toy doesn’t come cheap at all, as it has a starting price of $45,290.