Recently, we take a glimpse at the leaked photos of the announced 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor. The previous batch of the spy shots shows us minor exterior updates. But now, changes are more noticeable and prominent. 2021 F-150 Raptor comes with a brand-new open grille. Also, the Michigan automaker delivers refined exterior elements, while the front fascia will be completely redesigned as well.
The interior will get treatment also, and significant technological upgrades. But, the precise design of the interior is still a mystery. The 2021MY will go on sale later this year. The price will be slightly higher than for the current version.
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Spy Photos
The upcoming 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor pickup brings several updates for the exterior. The first thing you’ll notice is a boxy shape, with mesh design and a single crossbar dividing breaking the grille. By the look of the exterior, and the size of the vehicle, we think this will be the XLT trim. But, we’ll have to wait for that. The sides of the front fascia are well hidden, or at least the spy photos don’t show them very well. Still, we can notice the more squarish look of the front side. Also, the grille blends perfectly with the headlamps, while they deliver the innovative and modern design.
According to the company reports, the grille might get even wider than this shown on the spy photos. In that case, the headlights will be pushed closer to the sides. The Blue Oval wants to drastically redesign existing models. Many of the ongoing vehicles will get a brand-new mesh grille. Ther’s another grille as well, that features chunky rectangles instead of mesh coverings. All in all, the upcoming F-150 Raptor will deliver a very distinctive exterior design, with noticeable updates.
What About the Interior?
Even though we had a chance to see 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor two times already during test drives, we don’t have much info regarding the interior of the pickup. However, the experts assume that the Blue Oval will go with a sportier design for the cabin. So, expect a high-level of comfort and premium features as well.
Other than that, the dash needs a redesign, and the adding of the leather upholstery will be the right thing to do. Also, moonroof as a part of standard equipment would be a nice addition. Well, new paddle shifters and more improved usage of carbon fiber materials are also a must-have. Yet, we don’t have a single phot of the cabin. But, be assured that we will update this review with new information and photos.
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Engine Specs
The forthcoming 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor will use a V8 engine. The ongoing Raptor deploys a familiar six-cylinder and turbocharged mills as well. Therefore, the new model could use a 5.2-liter V8, the same one that powers the Mustang Shelby GT500. The second option is a relatively new 7.0-liter DOHC V8 unit.
Moreover, certain rumors predict a hybrid powertrain. Well, in that case, the V8 engine could work in combination with the electric motor and battery pack, probably from the F-150 Hybrid. If the Raptor gets a hybrid powertrain, the toral output will probably go over 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. But for now, the spy photos are the only firm evidence we have.
Release Date and Price
The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor will go on sale a few months after the regular model. Well, if the standard F-150 will be available in the last quarter of the year, we can expect the Raptor in the first few months of 2021. As for the price, the estimated starting price for the new model is between $55,000 – $60,000.