It’s finally here. Ford has unveiled a more hardcore version of the F-150 Raptor, the 2023 F-150 Raptor R. As expected, the Raptor R is powered by the same 5.2-liter supercharged V8 as the Mustang Shelby GT500.

2023 F-150 Raptor R

With that beast of an engine under the hood, the Raptor R has 700 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque, which is just 2 horsepower and 10 lb-ft. shy of what you get with the Ram 1500 TRX. Although the engine largely carries over unchanged in the Raptor R, Ford did give it a few tweaks to give it more low- and mid-range torque. The V8 is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and standard four-wheel drive.

There are some other upgrades as well, like a larger oil pan, new oil cooler and a larger intake. The Raptor R also gets a larger aluminum driveshaft, a new front axle and an active exhaust system. The Raptor R is designed to take on anything you can throw at it thanks to its Fox Live Valve shocks and big coil springs. The Raptor R has 13 inches of wheel travel in the front and 14.1 inches in the rear. It has a 13.1 inches of ground clearance and rides on 37-inch tires.

In terms of styling there are a few changes, like the hood’s dome size has increased about an inch, while the grille, bumpers and fender flares are painted in black. There are also orange R badges on the grille, power dome and tailgate. Inside the Recaro seats are wrapped in black leather and Alcantara suede. Carbon fiber trim has also been added.

2023 F-150 Raptor R

Production of the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R is scheduled to begin late this year, but Ford is already taking orders. Ford has not announced the pricing for the Raptor R.



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