As the 2021 Ford F-150 hits dealerships this week, there is something noticeably missing from the lineup. That of course would be the off-road focused Raptor model, which Ford has yet to spill any details about. And while the next iteration of the baja-bashing F-150 should arrive before too much longer, there will always be those folks who are unwilling to wait. Well thanks to our friends over at TFLTruck, we now have some information about a stout aftermarket solution: the 2021 Ford F-150 Alpha by PaxPower.
The 2021 F-150 Alpha by PaxPower promises to bring a serious amount of upgraded performance hardware to the new 14th generation model, without totally breaking the bank. All builds will start with a truck powered by the 5.0L V8 engine, although buyers are able to spec any trim with that powertrain available. You don’t get to choose your body configuration however, which has to be a crew cab with the short bed. That is because PaxPower then fits the truck with the entire factory suspension system from the 2nd Gen Raptor, including the A-arms, springs, and the ever-important FOX shocks.
The upgrades don’t stop there however, as the company then fits the truck with some unique visual upgrades. Fender flares measuring 3-inches wide at all four corners, a graphics package, and a custom hood with heat exchanges give the truck a purposeful look. Customers can choose what type of wheels the truck rides on, but they have to measure 17-inches in diameter. 35-inch tires are standard equipment on every F-150 Alpha by PaxPower, as is a dual exhaust system. All in, the F-150 Raptor esque package carries an MSRP of $18,950. We’ll have to see if the truck’s new electrical architecture cooperates with the effort.
While these upgrades give customers a chance to own what is ostensibly a V8-powered Raptor, PaxPower knows that the stock 5.0L isn’t punchy enough for everyone. That is why the company will also be offering a supercharger kit, based on Whipple’s 3.0L blower. Running on just 8 psi of boost, this kit helps the truck put out a ridiculous 770 horsepower and 675 lb-ft of torque. In order to get those Ram 1500 TRX besting figures, you’ll need to shell out an additional $12,450.
So then the 2021 F-150 Alpha by PaxPower has arrived as a proper placeholder for F-150 Raptor customers. While the two packages aren’t exactly budget friendly, you’ll have a hard time buying a 700+ horsepower pickup for less. That is of course unless you head to your local Ram dealership