A prototype of a powerful pickup truck Ford F-150 Raptor 2021 spotted on tests

A prototype of a powerful pickup truck Ford F-150 Raptor 2021 spotted on tests

August 27, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Photos from tests of a camouflaged prototype Ford F-150 Raptor of the next generation have been published on the Internet. The noticed test sample of the novelty received a less modest false radiator grille. The debut of a high-performance pickup should be expected no earlier than 2021.

Judging by those “spy” photos that came to our editorial office a couple of minutes ago, Ford is testing a prototype of the next generation Ford F-150 Raptor, a powerful pickup truck. However, fans of the high-performance model will have some surprises in store for its new looks. Earlier, a huge false radiator grille with a hefty Ford lettering was used, but now it looks like the Ford F-150 Raptor will receive a grille of a more modest size. While it is possible that in the photos It looks like it could be, the photo captures one of the trim levels of the regular F-150.

Ford will unveil its full-size pickup in a Raptor version in 2021.

These spy shots were taken after Ram unveiled the TRX, which is a full-fledged competitor to the Ford Raptor. Ram 1500 TRX engine power is equal to 702 horsepower. The TRX is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine from the Dodge SRT Hellcat. The Raptor will no longer be available with a V8 engine, although this may change.

Anonymous sources claim the 2021 Raptor could get its powertrain from the powerful Mustang Shelby GT500 sports coupe. This is a turbocharged 5.2-liter GT500 engine that is expected to develop between 725 and 750 hp. That’s below the 760bhp that the same engine produces for the Mustang; however, this is more than the Ram TRX has to offer.

In 2017, Ford reduced the Raptor’s powertrain to just one, a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with 450 hp. This motor is likely to go into a new pickup. We won’t see the next generation Raptor until early next year.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Ford is going to tune the Bronco SUV. Ford said it is working with tuning companies to improve the performance of the Bronco SUV.