The upcoming 2022 Ford Raptor R is in the works. This is the Blue Oval’s answer to the Ram and its impressive Rebel TRX truck. Basically, Raptor R is the high-performance version of the high-performance F-150 Raptor variant. It sounds weird, but Ford opted for this way. Anyway, the arriving model will look very aggressive and unique.
More importantly, Raptor R will deliver astonishing performances. Powered by the same engine that powers Mustang Shelby GT500, Raptor R will become one of the most powerful and most capable trucks in the world. Some reports are saying that this model won’t be street legal, but we can assure you that you can drive this truck wherever you want.
Ford Raptor R Comes With Aggressive Design
The all-new 2022 Ford Raptor R will be a very aggressive-looking and wild truck. At this moment, only rendering images are available, so we have an idea of the truck’s future design. Many reliable sources are predicting plenty of body-colored exterior features, a wider grille with two letterboxes above the grille, and red tow hooks.
Thanks to that, Ford improved the airflow for the potent V8 supercharged engine. The design language is recognizable. However, Raptor R will look even sportier than the sporty F-150 Raptor. Of course, Blue Oval will add unique tires and wheels, new exterior colors, and various changes beneath the skin. Reportedly, Raptor R comes with 13.1 inches of ground clearance and impressive approaching angles.
The interior of the 2022 Ford Raptor R will add more luxury than some other trim levels. However, the cabin design won’t depart from the regular F-150 Raptor. Ford offers a lot of upright materials, modern touches, and much more. Famous Recardo seats with contrast stitching are available, along with the additional carbon-fiber trims.
The Raptor R variant comes with the all-digital instrument cluster and probably with the larger infotainment display. The dash wears a recognizable design and its layout is also familiar. Blue Oval will look to improve safety as well, so we expect to see even more driver-assistance.
Supercharged V8 Specs
The biggest upgrade over the regular F-150 Raptor truck will be under the hood. The 2022 Ford Raptor R will introduce the same engine that powers the famous Mustang Shelby GT500 car. As you probably know, Ram Rebel TRX currently leads the segment with 707 horses. Ford will try to beat that and a supercharged V8 engine is a perfect answer.
This engine is capable of producing 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque. It will be interesting to see official engine specs, but reliable reports are suggesting some interesting details. For an instance, Ford won’t just offer more power, but its engine also comes with a longer life cycle than the Ram’s famous Hellcat powertrain option.
2022 Ford Raptor R Price, Release Date
The price of the forthcoming 2022 Ford Raptor R will surely start at around $65,000, or even more, who knows. It is too early to predict the truck’s price but we know that Ford plans to launch its brand-new model in the first half of 2022. Blue Oval will