Ford may have revealed the F-150 Raptor in February, but the Blue Oval didn’t mention anything about its power numbers. We may have had numbers spike earlier this month based on Ford’s 2021 RV and Trailer Towing Guide, but the company has declined to confirm those numbers.
Finally, Ford has confirmed that the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost High-Output V6 engine will produce 450 horsepower (336 kilowatts) and 510 pound-feet (691 Newton-meters) of torque. The confirmation came from an email, which also contains very important news.
The order book for the 2021 F-150 Raptor is almost open. In fact, Ford has said the build and pricing website will go live on June 10, 2021, Thursday, which is actually a few hours away as of this writing. That said, if you’re still reading this article and can’t wait to order the latest Raptor, you might want to stick around a few hours later to be the first in line.
As for pricing, a 2021 F-150 ordering guide was leaked in April, listing prices for the new F-150 Raptor and F-150 Tremor. The desert racing-inspired truck has a starting price of $ 64,145, while the Tremor starts at $ 49,505, excluding $ 1,695 for destination and handling – figures confirmed at Engine1 by a Ford spokesperson.
While the numbers tell us that the new F-150 Raptor will have the same horsepower numbers as the outgoing model, we all have to remember that the performance truck has received some significant suspension updates. The five-link rear with super-long swingarms and a Panhard rod take care of the rear axle, while new Fox shocks in 3.1-inch housings and massive 24-inch four-legged coil springs should translate into incredible wheel travel.
But if you crave more oomph, a V8-powered Ford Raptor R is coming, but it will arrive in 2022.
If you couldn’t wait for that, you can soon build your own 2021 F-150 Raptor, along with any accessories or whatever else you want to add to your sports truck, so go crazy in a matter of hours.