3 Fast Cars Slower Than a Ford F-150 Raptor R
Americans love trucks, and nowadays, automakers offer a variety of pickups that serve purposes ranging from being a workhorse all the way to being a luxury vehicle. Automakers have also made some powerful trucks that can accelerate very quickly in a straight line, such as the case of the Ford Raptor R. Here’s a look at how fast the 2023 and 2024 Ford F-150 Raptor R is and three reliably speedy cars that are actually slower than the Ford Raptor R.
Here’s how fast the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R really is
Car and Driver wrote about just how fast the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R is, and it’s actually the fastest gas-powered truck the site has ever tested. Ford gave the F-150 Raptor R a 5.2-liter supercharged V8, which generates 700 hp and 640 lb-ft of torque. That’s 250 hp more than what the standard F-150 Raptor gets with its V6 engine.
Thanks to that supercharged V8, the F-150 Raptor R can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. That’s about 0.1 seconds faster than the Raptor R’s primary competitor, the Ram 1500 TRX. The truck also boasted impressive times elsewhere, such as a 12-second quarter-mile sprint. Still, Ford isn’t done yet. The 2024 model year of the Raptor R is slated to be even more powerful.
The automaker has yet to reveal specifics, but it will likely beat its own speed record. In the meantime, folks who want to get their hands on the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R will have to spend a lot, as it costs about $110,000. Once they own one, though, they’ll have a high-performance truck that’s faster than many cars, including the following three well-known fast cars:
1. Toyota GR86
The GR86 is one of the fastest cars in the Toyota lineup, but it wasn’t designed to be quick in a straight line. Like many other sports cars, it handles corners well, allowing it to have a good time on race tracks. The automaker gave it a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which gets 228 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.
This ultimately allows it to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in about 6.1 seconds, which is much slower than the Ford F-150 Raptor R. However, the GR86 costs about $28,000, so it’s a pretty affordable sports car.
2. Honda Civic Si
The Honda Civic Si gets a 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder that makes 200 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. That’s more powerful than the standard Civic, bumping the car’s price tag to about $29,000. However, it only allows the Honda sedan to go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds. However, just like the GR86, the Civic Si was designed with cornering in mind, so this isn’t a huge surprise.
3. Dodge Challenger R/T
On the other hand, the Dodge Challenger R/T was designed to do well in a straight line. It costs $41,500, and as muscle car enthusiasts are aware, Dodge also offers a variety of powerful engines on the Challenger. The R/T trim gives the muscle car a 5.7-liter V8 that gets 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.
Despite its small size and powerful V8 engine, this configuration for the Challenger only allows it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. It’s worth mentioning that the Challenger R/T’s acceleration time is comparable to its muscle car rivals, since a similar Ford Mustang can sprint to 60 mph in about 4 seconds.
What this ultimately shows is just how fast and powerful the Ford F-150 Raptor R really is, since it’s beating out well-known muscle cars.