Everything We Know About The 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor R
When the Ram TRX came out back in 2020, it was touted as a Raptor-killer. Everyone patiently waited for the third-gen Ford F-150 Raptor to arrive, which took longer than anticipated since the 14th-gen 2021 F-150 was out for quite some time. The anticipation was because the TRX had the one major thing the F-150 Raptor didn’t – a V-8 engine. When the third-gen F-150 Raptor was finally revealed, it still didn’t feature a V-8. But, little did anyone know that the Raptor with a V-8 was in the reckoning, and, in fact, the Blue Oval announced it at the very same event
As it turns out, Ford decided to branch it out as a standalone model called the F-150 Raptor R. The highlight – obviously, the V-8! It’s been about 15 months since this news broke. With the launch expected sometime in 2022, here’s all we know about the upcoming F-150 Raptor R V-8!
This Refreshing Drag Race By Jason Cammisa Between Four Fast Pickup Trucks Is Nuts!
Jason Cammisa from ‘Hagerty’ brought in four trucks to the drag strip that can be touted as the top performance trucks money can buy. It is a nice mix that involves two modern trucks, one with a sweet legacy and still has a strong fan-following, and another that’s been creating waves across the world. These are the Ram 1500 TRX, the Ford F-150 Raptor, the GMC Syclone, and the Rivian R1T. This isn’t your conventional drag race, and that’s what makes it even more interesting.
Ford Might Have Some Big Plans For The ‘Raptor’ Brand In The Coming Years
While the onus will be on electrification moving forward, there are a lot of other moving parts that need to work along in tandem for automakers to ensure a smooth transition. Ford has taken the first big step – probably the biggest step – of electrifying the most product in its lineup, the Ford F-150. With that out of the way, the automaker can now switch its focus on something completely different altogether this year – grow the Raptor brand even more.
If you pick up all the pieces the company has been dropping in the last 1-1.5 years, you’ll realize that it is working on building the Raptor brand. We have the F-150 Raptor R coming, the Bronco Raptor is already here, and even the Ranger Raptor has finally crossed the forbidden door and come to the States and Canada. Will Ford make ‘Raptor’ a standalone brand like the Mustang and the Bronco?
Watch Five Pickup Trucks Try To Invoke The Usain Bolt Spirit In Them In This Drag Race
The folks at ‘The Fast Lane Truck’ conducted a drag race with not two, but five different pickup trucks. They had trucks across segments, starting from the Ford Maverick and the Hyundai Santa Cruz, to the Nissan Frontier, the Toyota Tundra, and the Ford F-150 Raptor. This wasn’t a conventional race wherein you just had all five trucks go at it together. It was more of a gauntlet match wherein the winner of a race faced a new truck in the next round and the loser got eliminated. Sounds a little like Squid Game, doesn’t it?
Ford’s 2021 SEMA Truck Concepts Are Loaded With Awnings, Tents, Pullout Kitchens, Fridges, And What Not!
Ford is back at the SEMA Show with a plethora of concepts. The company has with concepts for the Bronco, the Maverick, theRanger, the F-150, the Mustang, and the Mustang Mach-E. We’ve already covered the Bronco concepts, so here is a list of all the Ford truck concepts – the Maverick, Ranger, and the F-150 – from this year’s SEMA edition.
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.
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.