You may have noticed the 2021 F-150 Raptor was missing from the pickup reveal, and that is because a big priority for Ford is the debut of the highly anticipated Bronco. Not to worry though, because here is what’s coming.
The 2021 Raptor is definitely on its way and the new model will make some of the same statements that the last two generations have. I mean, it is hard to improve on a truck that already combines power, attractive bodywork, and a super-capable off-road performance truck, right?
It is likely that this third-generation Raptor will have a new headlight design and a unique exterior styling. A revised front bumper will improve the approach angle, plus skid plates to protect the underbody, and a larger fender flares and wider body compared with the standard F-150.
The Ram TRX will make itself a competitor entering with a 700-plus horsepower Hellcat engine. An upgraded version of the Raptor’s current twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 is an option, but the current 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque isn’t quite enough. A hybrid system could boost those numbers a bit, but Raptor’s buyers might not be a fan of it. Another solution? Ford could make the rumor of releasing a Raptor with the supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 found in the GT500, a reality.
Compared to the standard 2021 F-150, the Raptor will have substantial upgrades. Longer suspension travel, wider track upgraded shocks, and higher ground clearance are some of those upgrades.
The changes that the F-150 has on its interior for 2021 will be seen in the Raptor also. That means, you can expect to see that beautiful 12.0-inch infotainment screen. It will come with the new Sync 4 software.