The F-150 has been around for decades, and every generation continues to bring new innovations, more power, and impressive features. This year engineers must have had fun building the all new Raptor R. We have grown accustomed to the Raptor being the best of the best, with the most powerful engine the F-150 has to offer. However, the Raptor R has introduced an even more powerful engine, some fun cosmetic changes, and sets a new standard for an off-roading pickup. The F-150 Raptor R is at the top of its class and few trucks will compare to the outright power Ford has produced in this new trim. We are incredibly impressed with the new Raptor R, and we are sure that you will be as well.
What Are the Mechanical Additions to the Raptor R?
We are pretty sure the engineers went over to the Mustang plant, picked up the largest engine they could find, and put it into one of the Raptor bodies available. Someone test drove it and said oh yea, people will buy this for sure. The engine standard on the R is a supercharged 5.2 liter V8 that outputs 700 horses. Unfortunately the torque rating has not yet been released but the Raptor R has in its crosshairs the Ram TRX, and aims to remain on the top of its class. On top of receiving an extremely powerful engine, the R has also received a few more upgrades. The rear axle has been improved and comes with an electronically controlled locking differential. The dampers have also been improved to handle the larger weight of the huge 5.2 liter engine that rumbles under the hood.
What are the cosmetic upgrades of the Raptor R?
The Raptor R is not just the most powerful of the F-150 trims, it comes with the most baubles and most attractive cosmetic effects as well. These upgrades include:
- Black Exterior Accents
- Unique Raptor R grille with R badging
- Unique hood vent with R badging
- Orange tow hooks unique to the Raptor R
- Raptor R sticker on the tailgate
- Black Alcantara suede with Leather RECARO seats
- Carbon Fiber interior stickers
- “Code Orange” stitching throughout the interior
- Raptor R badging throughout the interior
- Raptor R badging on the both sides of the tailgate
- 17 inch forged aluminum bead lock wheels
As is apparent, the Raptor R package screams its presence, which hopefully makes its six figure price tag that much more worth it.
Ford has outdone itself with the new F-150 Raptor R. This extremely powerful off-roading pickup has become even more powerful, something no one expected. The R package adds the biggest engine an F-150 has ever seen. It is truly a powerhouse addition to the F-150 lineup.