2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Review, Expectations

The next generation of the legendary pickup truck is on the way. Along with standard models, we also count on a new version of the famous off-roader. For this occasion, it should come as the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor. As you probably know, the next generation of the full-size pickup is about to come with evolutionary changes, so we expect the same type of changes for this desert runner as well. This refers to both styling and mechanical changes, though we can find a lot of reports that suggest a new engine option for this model, which would compete with potentially upcoming Ram Rebel TRX with the Hellcat engine.

In any case, the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor will without any doubt continue to offer spectacular off-road performances, while the new styling will make even better looking. In any case, the new model should arrive by the end of the year.

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Redesign

The upcoming redesign is about to bring a lot of small changes. Combined, these changes would make a notable difference compared to the current generation. Most likely, the overall shape and layout will remain the same, while the biggest changes should come at the front. There, we count on new headlights, grille and all other new details. Of course, this particular version will continue with loads of exclusive design characteristics, such as blacked grill with “Ford” lettering and many other things. Of course, this includes new wheels, exclusive color options etc.

When it comes to mechanics, the next generation won’t bring any radical changes. We count just on the evolution of the current one, which came with a revolutionary design that utilizes lightweight materials, mostly aluminum and HSS. With such a huge amount of changes we saw on the previous generation, it would be hard to expect the same amount of novelties in this case.

Features

The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor will carry on with loads of exclusive features. Of course, this mostly refers to off-road upgrades, which include a completely new, off-road suspension that includes FOX shocks and long-travel suspension. Of course, this model comes with 4×4 drive, skid plates, upgraded off-road tires etc. Of course, all these features have a big impact on aesthetics as well, so you may count also on things like unique wheels, massive fender flares etc. Those are all features that can be found in the current model, but we don’t expect to see significant changes for the next generation, but rather just smaller tweaks.

Besides typical off-road upgrades, this version has always been characterized by loads of interior features, both standard and optional. For example, current model comes with the list of options that includes things like power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, a surround-view parking camera system etc. We presume some of these could become part of the standard equipment.

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor spy shot

Interior

The next generation of F-150 is expected to get a completely new cabin layout. We expect notable improvements in terms of the overall quality, as well as on more attractive aesthetics. Of course, there are also new tech features to come, including a large touchscreen and digital instrument cluster. Naturally, the Raptor will carry on with loads of exclusive design solutions, including a blacked leather interior and similar things. More details should be know in the near future.

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Engine

This is probably the most intriguing part of the new generation. The current model comes with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, which puts around 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. That’s quite an impressive amount of power that ensures amazing performances, so we have no doubt that the next generation will carry on with the same engine.

This engine is great, but one of the potential problems could be the arrival of the new Ram Rebel TRX. According to the latest reports, this version will come with a well-known 6.2-liter Hellcat engine, which delivers more than 700 horsepower. We have no doubt that the Blue Oval company would respond as quickly as possible. One of the engines that comes to mind is a 5.2-liter V8 from Mustang GT500, which puts out 760 horsepower. We presume that the engine would be slightly detuned for this occasion, to around 700 horsepower.

Ford F-150 Raptor

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Release Date and Price

We expect to see 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor sometime late in the year and the price shouldn’t drastically change compared to the current model, which goes around 53.500 dollars.

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