2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R: An Overview of What We Know so Far
The Ford F-150 Raptor is the hardcore off-road version of the best-selling F-150 full-size pickup truck. For even greater off-road performance, Ford will offer a more powerful F-150 Raptor R model. Find out what we know so far about the release date, price, and specs of the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R.
When is the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R available?
On July 18, 2022, Ford started accepting orders for the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R. The F-150 Raptor R will be available at Ford dealerships throughout the United States, as well as in select international markets.
How much does the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor cost?
Per Car and Driver, the 2023 F-150 Raptor R will start at $109,145. That is over $25,000 more than a 2022 Raptor.
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R specs: Predator supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 engine
The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R takes F-150 Raptor performance to an entirely new level. It will likely feature a variation of the supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 that’s in the Mustang Shelby GT500, with an output of 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the standard F-150 Raptor has a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine, which generates 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque.
One of the reasons why Ford will release the F-150 Raptor R is to make the F-150 Raptor more competitive against the Ram 1500 TRX off-road truck, as detailed by Car and Driver. The Ram 1500 TRX has a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, which produces 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. Its 0-60 mph acceleration time is only 4.5 seconds.
With its supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 engine, the F-150 Raptor R could challenge the Ram 1500 TRX for horsepower and torque output. You can expect the F-150 Raptor R to rival the Ram 1500 TRX for the 0-60 mph acceleration time as well.
Design and features of the 2023 F-150 Raptor R
Ford has shown design elements and features of the 2023 F-150 Raptor R. It shares some design elements with the base Raptor. Orange-colored “R” badges can be found on places like the grille and tailgate.
Off-road-capable models are very popular these days, and Ford meets this demand with its expanding lineup of Raptor models. In addition to the F-150 Raptor, Ford will also release a Bronco Raptor SUV and a Ranger Raptor midsize pickup truck.
Now, with the F-150 Raptor R, Ford improves the off-road performance of the F-150 Raptor and makes it more competitive against its rival, the Ram 1500 TRX.
This article was updated on 07/26/22 with the latest information on release date, specs, design elements, costs, and order info. Updated the headline for clarity.