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Will There Be a 2024 Raptor R? – Following the extensive overhaul that it received in 2021, the basic Ford F-150 range receives just minor updates in 2024. The pickup truck continues to provide customers with a diverse selection of powertrain choices, excellent towing and payload capacities, as well as a pleasant and up-to-date cabin. Ford’s PowerBoost hybrid configuration is one of the newest and most modern drivetrains available for the F-150. This setup generates a respectable level of power while yet achieving pretty high efficiency in terms of fuel consumption. In addition to that, the system has the capability of acting as a backup generator for your home, very much like the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning.
The release of the brand-new Raptor R is, without a doubt, the most noteworthy event of 2024. It retains the Raptor’s natural off-road prowess but replaces the turbocharged V6 engine with the Shelby GT500’s monstrously powerful supercharged V8 engine. The blown eight-cylinder generates 700 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque, which is plenty to provide the F-150 with the juice it needs in order to compete with the Ram 1500 TRX.
While the F-150 Raptor R maintains its position at the pinnacle of the F-150’s off-road capabilities, a new Rattler package expands the capabilities of the base trim level. The FX4 off-road package is included in the Rattler, which is available for the basic XL trim level. In addition, the Rattler comes with a pair of knobby all-terrain tires. Check out the Expert Rating that our research team has provided below for more information on the 2023 Ford F-150.
In the United States, the full-size truck market is quite active. It is hard to imagine that the current model of the Ford F-150 has already been on the market for a couple of years, but a mid-cycle update for the most popular truck is already well into the testing process. Because of this, the hardcore F-150 Raptor R is placed in an odd position, considering that it is, in fact, an F-150. In spite of the fact that it has just been out for a little over a year, this indicates that it will be updated cosmetically.
The redesigned appearance of the Raptor can now be seen in these photographs for the very first time. Changes to the appearance of the Raptor R will be limited to the front and rear fascias, just as they are on other F-150 grades that we’ve seen in recent times. Even yet, most of the attention is focused on the front, where there is, hidden below the covers, a wider grille. This will result in the bumper being modified, and we also anticipate some subtle adjustments being made to the headlamps. Because of the broad stance of the Raptor R, this could need extra modifications to the fenders. In spite of this, the design of the stacked dual-lens configuration housed in a C-shaped bracket and featuring LED running lights will not alter much.
The bed and tailgate of additional F-150 test cars have been seen with extensive camouflage covering, as shown by covert photographs. On the four corners of this bed, there are just a few squares of camouflage wrapping material. New designs for the taillights, with the F-150 Lightning serving as a major design inspiration, are almost ready to be shown here. We anticipate that Ford will introduce new multifunction tailgate designs for its conventional F-150 vehicles, but the off-road-focused Raptor (and Raptor R) will continue to utilize the gate that is now in use.
Although we have not yet had the opportunity to take a thorough look inside a facelifted F-150 test car, our undercover sources have informed us that the cabin will be undergoing some significant revisions. More camouflage on the dashboard gives the impression that a giant touch screen with a vertical orientation is on the way, which is another element borrowed from the electric F-150 Lightning.
However, our undercover photographer heard a unique V8 rumble that is only present in the Raptor R. This rumbling is only present in the Raptor R. The hefty suspension and aggressive bodywork immediately identify this vehicle as a Raptor. A supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that was taken from the Shelby Mustang GT500 and retuned for truck duty provides the power for this pickup. It exactly produces 700 horsepower, but we wouldn’t be shocked if Ford made a few minor adjustments to the engine in order to surpass the 702 horsepower milestone that is presently held by the Ram 1500 TRX.
We anticipate that Ford will introduce a new look for its core F-150 series later this year, with sales beginning for the 2024 model year. It is uncertain at this moment whether or not the Raptor R will follow suit at the same time. Listen to the latest episode of the Rambling About Cars podcast for additional information on the state of the trucking industry in the United States.
Ford provides a diverse selection of engine options and chassis variants. We put the new hybrid engine in a Platinum trim level four-wheel drive crew cab and tried it out. In tests conducted by Edmunds, it hit 60 miles per hour in 5.7 seconds, which is much faster than any other truck that was similarly equipped. Unfortunately, since you can feel the gas engine turning on and off, this powertrain does not have the same level of smoothness at low speeds as the 5.0-liter V8 and non-hybrid turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engines have. These engines do not use a hybrid system. The 10-speed automatic transmission allows for shifts that are both smooth and rapid regardless of the powerplant.
The steering of the F-150 is both straight and fast. This gives the impression that the vehicle is smaller and more maneuverable in parking lots, as well as more steady while driving on the highway. Even while they are recovering power with the hybrid powertrain, the brakes are strong and give you confidence in their stopping strength. This is the case even though the hybrid powertrain. The F-150 is a vehicle that is enjoyable to drive overall, which is surprising when one considers its high towing and payload capacities.
The 2024 Raptor R is going to be unveiled to the public for the first time. This pickup truck has been one of the most eagerly awaited vehicles of the previous several years. It is reasonable to think that this beast of a Ford F-150 truck, which will be available for purchase after orders can be placed on July 18th, 2022, and will have 700 horsepower, will be in high demand once it begins rolling off the manufacturing line.