Last year was the battel field of RAM and Ford. Each one tried hard to impress the community with their TRX and Raptor. If you ever thought this competition is over, you are completely wrong. Now Ford has the upper hand. This company is not just going to reveal the new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor, but also for the 2022 will use a V8 in its truck.
F-150 Raptor is one of the most popular products of the Blue Oval. The statistics shows that from the beginning of presents of this vehicle at market, it has a good record in sales. Raptor is entering to the third generation of it. The updates of the 2021 for this Biggy makes it more suitable for jumping staffs.
So, for the 2021, company made the update on the Ford F-150 Raptor’s engine possible. So, this twin-turbo 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6 is up to date and also with the highly-anticipated Raptor R model a V8 engine is available. That’s the 2022 Model!
In 2022 we will be the witness of Raptor R with a V8 which comes out from the company. Most likely this engine would be the same engine on the Mustang Shelby GT500 with 760 hp output. Of course, company didn’t say anything yet. For now, we know the F-150 Raptor keeps its aggressive style and also the ‘fighter jet-inspired’ is on the face of it by the help of power dome hood with a new heat extractor, the blacked-out grille, and the new headlights that theoretically stretch from fender to fender. And also, taillights have the blacked-out treatment and an optional tailgate script to make the new 2021 F-150 Raptor look even wider.
What we can include in the list of 2021 model for the exterior look are the new bumpers which are steel while, it has a high durability and also high clearance, the dual exhaust tips high up against the truck, and Rigid off-road lights as an option.
The heart of the 2021 Raptor is a twin-turbo 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6 engine, paired to a ten-speed automatic transmission. (as mentioned before). Though it’s now yet confirmed if there would be more changes in the powertrain and no exact numbers of updated V6, we know that the previous model had a 450 HP and 510 lb-ft of torque. Every new 2021 F-150 Raptor will come with a standard electronic locking rear differential and available Torsen front limited-slip differential.
As it’s the third generation of its kind of engine, as company claims, it features “state-of-the-art” turbochargers and a 10,5:1 compression ratio, as well as new high-power fans for the cooling system. And the Sound lovers, would love this Trucks sound as it is equipped with a built-in X pipe that allows the updated V6 engine to produce a “throatier” soundtrack, particularly in the louder Sport, and Baja modes.
Ford hasn’t forgotten the technology on its Truck too. The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor has so many new technologies on it, specially for Off-road aims. We can count the new Terrain Management System with seven driving modes: Slippery, Tow/Haul, Sport, Normal, Off Road, Baja, and Rock Crawl, one of the importance ones. by the each mode the steering feel is adjusted and the behavior, stability control, active valve exhaust, active damping system, throttle mapping, and transmission shift logic are all changed. Also, the Trail 1-Pedal Drive is used as the system for aiding in extreme off-road situations.
One of the newest creativities by the Ford, is the Tires. Both 35- and 37-inches tires is ready to go on this truck by default, just with the customers demand. The 37-inch tires provide the 31.1 inches ground clearance along with 33.1 degrees of approach angle, a maximum 24.9 degrees of departure angle, and 24.4 degrees of breakover angle. And the smaller size 12- inches ground creance, 31-degree approach angle, 23.9 degree max departure, and 22.7 degree breakover. the 35-inch tires give the new F-150 Raptor outstanding wheel travel, with 14 inches at the front, and 15 inches at the rear.
This truck can handle many hard situations as it is equipped with a fully boxed high-strength steel frame that’s been reinforced in key areas, like the front shock towers which are now taller and stronger, redesigned ‘off road-friendly’ trailing arm brackets, stronger rear shock brackets and of course the new coil spring brackets. Also, the rear suspension is redesigned. It’s a whole new Raptor-specific five-link setup with coil springs in order to deliver more control and power to the ground and give the driver greater confidence over rough terrain at high speeds.
Want to not feel the shocks? So, try the newest electronically controlled Fox Live Valve internal bypass shocks with position-sensitive damping adjustability. They are the biggest shock absorbers that have ever used on the Raptor. it has anodized aluminum bodies that measure 3.1 inches in diameter filled with an all-new low-friction fluid specially designed to decrease frictional losses for better comfort off and on the pavement.
More importantly, according to the company releases, the new suspension sensors calculate the forces and can manage the damping rates independently anodized aluminum bodies that measure 3.1 inches in diameter filled with an all-new low-friction fluid specially designed to decrease frictional losses for better comfort off and on the pavement. And also, it the larger tire is used on the Truck, the different set of Live Valve shocks goes on it.
What is left is just a new output for Raptor, which comes next year. now we should wait to see the RAM’s reaction.