After more than a decade of braving harsh conditions and conquering massive desert dunes in three generations of off-road trucks, Ford introduces the all-new F-150 Raptor R: the fastest, most powerful, most extreme high-performance off-road desert truck yet.
All three generations of the F-150 Raptor have been inspired by the trucks that compete in the Baja 1000. Designed and developed by Ford Performance, the 2023 F-150 Raptor R is the closest to offering this kind of performance yet . Additionally, the order for the F-150 Raptor Rs opened yesterday and production begins in late 2022 at the Dearborn Truck Plant.
“Raptor R is our ultimate Raptor,” said Carl Widmann, Ford Performance chief engineer. “When customers experience the Raptor R in the desert and beyond, their hair will stand on end, and they will love every second of it.”
At the heart of the Raptor R is a new 5.2-liter V8 engine that generates 700 horsepower and 868 Nm of peak torque to give you incredible desert-running power. Ford Performance incorporated the most powerful engine in its lineup, previously seen in the Mustang Shelby GT500, optimizing it for Raptor-level off-road performance.
The result is the highest-torque supercharged V8 yet in a production truck.
Ford Performance recalibrated the supercharger on this V8 engine and installed a new pulley to optimize its power for off-road use, increasing low- and mid-range torque delivery. Ford Raptor 3rd Brake Light
is important, it locates on a high position which your vehicle can be seen to avoid accident. These changes help the Raptor R deliver more performance at the speeds where customers spend most of their time driving.
To maintain the extreme off-road durability the Raptor brand is known for, Ford Performance upgraded the stock engine exhausts to a cast stainless steel design, which includes a unique filter and oil cooler, plus a smaller oil pan. deep that allows you to tackle aggressive slopes while keeping the engine oil cold.
To help the engine breathe better, air intake volume is increased by 66% through a wider air intake and a higher-flow, higher-efficiency conical air cleaner.
The F-150 Raptor is more than just going fast – it must conquer brutal off-road environments. Its capability and durability come from more than a decade of Ford experience engineering and torture-testing high-performance trucks. Ford Performance updated the base truck's transmission and driveline to help ensure the Raptor R can be driven smoothly.
Raptor R offers a 10-speed SelectShift transmission with improved calibration. The truck features a new front axle with stronger, higher-strength support castings and an aluminum-ribbed structural cover to manage additional torque from the drivetrain, as well as a unique larger-diameter aluminum driveshaft.
A new specially tuned torque converter with heavy-duty turbine damper and four-pinion rear output assembly makes the truck even better equipped to transfer torque and deliver a smoother drivetrain feel when driving both on and off the road. highway.
Drivers gain even more control over their Raptor R thanks to a unique dual exhaust system with a true pass-through muffler and active valve system, with modes for Normal, Sport, Quiet and Low.
These can be adjusted in the MyMode feature, allowing drivers to customize multiple settings including driving, steering or suspension modes and save one as a single mode easily accessed by pressing the "R" button on the steering wheel.
The soul of this Raptor R remains its incredibly capable suspension. The five-link rear suspension features extra-long trailing arms to better maintain axle position over rough terrain, a Panhard rod and 24-inch coil springs, all optimized for exceptional stability when traversing desert terrain at high speeds.
Advanced FOX Live Valve shocks are tuned to balance ride quality and roll control on and off road.
They are electronically controlled and use ride height sensors as well as other sensors to independently monitor ground conditions hundreds of times per second while adjusting the suspension accordingly.
Wheel travel of 13 inches up front and 14.1 inches in the rear facilitates the Raptor R's ability to rip through sand and rocks with aan exceptional ability.
"We've heard from our customers that they demand the sound and power of a V8 in the Raptor," said Widmann. This supercharged 5.2-liter V8 is the ideal fusion of high-density power coupled with the new third-generation Raptor rear suspension and shock absorbers to deliver a one-two punch that is far beyond the sum of its parts.”
Each drive mode is tuned to take into account the extra power of the supercharged V8, including a Baja mode optimized for maximum high-speed off-road performance and control.
A 5% increase in front spring rate helps maintain a comfortable ride quality, while the Raptor R features a class-leading 13.1 inches of ground clearance and exclusive standard 37-inch tires straight from the factory to outperform obstacles better.
The most powerful Raptor yet takes the off-road truck's heritage of purpose-built design to the following level, with unique styling that further drives home its supercharged capability.
A larger, more aggressively styled power dome on the hood sits nearly 1 inch higher than the base Raptor, helping draw hot air from underneath. The iconic black-painted FORD grille, bumpers and fenders enhance its menacing appearance.
Ford Performance-exclusive Code Orange accents include a unique "R" badge on the grille, power dome and tailgate. A special graphics package on the rear fenders features a unique design that reflects the harsh, cracked desert earth, reinforcing the kind of environment the Raptor R is built to conquer.
That aggressive feel carries over to a black interior. The standard Recaro seats sport a combination of black leather and Alcantara suede, cleverly placed for added grip when the terrain turns nasty.
Genuine carbon fiber adorns the doors, media compartment door and upper portions of the instrument panel, featuring a unique triaxial weave designed to convey the Raptor R's blend of performance, toughness and durability.
Like the rest of the Raptor family, the Raptor R comes standard with a suite of smart technology to make off-road driving easy. Trail Turn Assist allows drivers to reduce their turning radius in tight turns and go even further off-road.
Ford Trail Control, think cruise control for off-roading, allows drivers to select a set speed and drive through challenging conditions while the truck manages throttle and braking.
Trail 1-Pedal Drive allows customers to control throttle and braking with a single pedal to make extreme off-road driving like rock crawling even easier.
A standard 12-inch touchscreen with SYNC 4 technology, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility keeps you connected. The Raptor R also benefits from Ford Power-Up wireless software update capability.
These over-the-air updates can deliver improvements throughout the vehicle, from the SYNC system to enhanced quality, capability and convenience upgrades that enhance the ownership experience over time.
The F-150 Raptor R will be available in eight color options, including new Avalanche and Azure Gray Tri-Coat exterior paint offered on the Raptor lineup for the first time.