The new 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor is an upcoming pickup truck that is based on the regular F-150 model. In general, the Raptor variant is on steroids compared to the model on which it is based. It comes with a much bulkier body and with a chassis that’s enhanced to tackle easily all types of terrains.
Unlike the original F-150, the Raptor model is powered by a twin-turbo V6 powertrain that’s capable of producing 450 horsepower. Still, that’s not enough power to compete with the current Ram TRX’s 702-hp supercharged V8, but similar power will provide the forthcoming Raptor R model. The interior of the Raptor model will be surely sportier, but it’s not as luxurious as the TRX, which is filled with more upscale features.
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor Facelift
On the cosmetic front, Ford doesn’t make any major changes to the 2023 F-150 Raptor model. So, we’re expecting to see the same rugged design with some here and there upgrades. As the outgoing model, the new pickup will only be offered with a crew-cab body style called SuperCrew.
Indeed, there is a variety of individual packages, and you can get more aggressive R variants. This model has been spied recently, and it doesn’t look significantly different from the standard Raptor. Based on spy shots, the forthcoming truck will come with a new hood and with some revisions to the rear fenders. It will also get a revised grille, which is reportedly part of the upgrades too.
More Sporty Cabin
The cabin of the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor will keep the same design layout, with enough room for five. As we mentioned, this model will be available only with a crew-cab body style, which is called SuperCrew.
Unlike the original version, the high-performance model will look sportier inside, thanks to a 12.0-inch digital gauge cluster as well as a huge 12.0-inch touchscreen. It also boasts more interior storage space, nicer materials, and it features wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Along with better techs, the Raptor model is available with a more aggressively bolstered Recaro front buckets.
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor Engine Specs
Beneath the hood, the new Ford F-150 Raptor will be powered by the same engine as its predecessor. This truck is available with Ford’s 450-hp twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine.
Moreover, like the model before, the new one will come with a paddle-shifted 10-speed automatic transmission that feeds all four wheels. If that’s not enough for you, Ford plans to release Raptor R variant that could inherit the Shelby GT500’s 760-hp supercharged V8.
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor Price, Release Date
The new 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor, despite small changes and updates, will definitely cost slightly more than before. Based on some news, it will start at $68,000, which is an increase of around $1000.
Besides standard Raptor model, Blue Oval will also introduce the Ram TRX killer, the Raptor R. From information that we got, the R model will start at $75,000, which is pretty much more than the original one. Both models will arrive later in the year, while sales should start soon after.