2022 Ford F-150 Raptor R: Release Date, Price, and Specs

The Ford F-150 Raptor is the hardcore off-road version of the best-selling F-150 full-size pickup truck. With its numerous off-road-enhancing features, the F-150 Raptor can head far off the beaten path. For even greater off-road performance, Ford will offer a more powerful F-150 Raptor R model. Find out the release date, price, and specs of the 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor R.

When will the 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor R be released and available to buy?

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The release date of the 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor R will be in the third or fourth quarter of 2022. The F-150 Raptor R will be available to buy at Ford dealerships throughout the United States, as well as in select international markets.

How much does the 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor cost?

Ford has not yet released the price information of the 2022 F-150 Raptor R. However, the F-150 Raptor R will likely cost around $70,000. In comparison, the base price of the standard 2022 F-150 Raptor model is $65,375.

2022 Ford F-150 Raptor R specs: Predator supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 engine

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The 2022 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 will top 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 2022 F-150 Raptor R

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Ford has not yet revealed the design and features of the 2022 F-150 Raptor R. However, it might have more aggressive styling than the standard F-150 Raptor, with a different grille, wheels, exterior graphics, and fenders. The F-150 Raptor will also have an upgraded suspension with larger trailing arms. For the interior, the F-150 Raptor R will probably have exclusive design touches as well.

As more information about the 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor R becomes available, we’ll provide updates. This includes the official release date, price information with the cost for features and accessories, color options, and official specs. 

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.

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