The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor will be even better than the outgoing model. A lot of things will be different from the way things work now. Over a decade ago, this truck caused a lot of attention. For the first time, this pickup truck, which is based on a Ford F-150, can go faster without sacrificing its ability to haul and pull things. The Ford Raptor’s construction, suspension, and powerplant are superior to those of the regular truck. To go off-roading is the main thing. This one is better for that.
Raptor models are equipped with a twin-turbo V6 engine, a 10-speed transmission, and an all-wheel-drive system. The current engine makes 450 horsepower, which isn’t as much as the Ram TRX’s 707 horsepower, but it’s still a lot more powerful than the current engine. Rumor has it that Ford is now making a Raptor R version with a V8 engine that can make more than 700 horses.
Ford F-150 Raptor and Raptor R Specs
As for the performance, the new 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor will have the same engine as the previous variant. The F-150 Raptor has a 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine under the hood and it develops up to 450 horsepower. The engine comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system as standard. It doesn’t matter, though. Ford is going to make a more powerful version of the Raptor R to go with this one.
There’s no doubt that Ford wants to fight the Ram truck that has 707 hp at the moment. What we know now says the Raptor R will have the same-sized engine. A lot of people think the R version could have the same engine as the Shelby GT500. 760 horsepower is a lot of power for this brand-new truck, thanks to a supercharged V8 powerplant. Thanks to the mid-travel suspension, the F-150 Raptor won’t feel most of the holes and bumps. However, this suspension provides a softer ride, which may be an issue for most of the customers.
The cabin of the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor is almost the same as the interior design of the regular F-150 truck. As soon as you step inside, you’ll see that Raptor is crafted of high-quality materials and is quite comfy. It’s not going to have the extended cab body style, as far as we know. For the F-150 Raptor, you can only get the Super Crew cab version, which has more space in the back than other cabs.
The Raptor will also receive new technologies by 2023, including a new instrument cluster, steering wheel, and a larger 12.0-inch touchscreen. A new infotainment system called SYNC4 will also be added. Also, Raptor has sporty seats with unique stitching that stands out.
First spy shots of the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor are here. The photos are showing a spied prototype wearing some interesting visual updates. The highlight of 2023 Raptor are new front grille and the headlights. Moreover, Ford did something with the bumpers, but we don’t know if we are looking at the new units or modified ones.
Anyway, the high-performance pickup truck will continue to deliver an athletic stance and aggressive design with a lot of sportiness. The Blue Oval manufacturer will show its new Raptor model by the end of the summer.
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor Price and Release Date
The next 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor will be on the market this fall. Most likely, this high-performance truck will cost the same as the one that came before it. A Raptor R model is likely to cost more than $76,000, so the price of the regular Raptor should start at around $66,000.