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Will It Be Everything You Expected?

Ford F-150 Raptor Rear
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The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor reveal is almost here. And we can’t wait to share the details with you, come 11:00 AM ET. Just as well, Ford Performance teased the truck one last time before its big debut, and has posted a video with a countdown leading up to the full reveal.

Will you be surprised? Will you be upset? Will you simply be relieved?

No matter what you’re about to feel, there’s no denying that Ford Motor Company has moved a lot of eggs into the off-road performance basket. And while Stellantis has incredible offerings from Ram (Power Wagon, Rebel, TRX) and Jeep (Wrangler, Gladiator, etc.), Ford seems to have found a way to fit just about every niche of all-terrain toy under one brand. And much of this is credit to the F-150 Raptor.

Here’s a quick summary of all of Ford’s off-road products that are either for sale now, or will be available by year’s end:

That’s a very deep team of adventure-ready vehicles. Adding to the list will be vehicles like the Ford Explorer Timberline, which will ad a sense of go-anywhere flair to the three-row SUV. Just not on the levels of the Bronco, but more in lines with the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, which also has three rows.

Engines of the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor have been speculated to be everything from the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 we see in the second-generation Raptor, to the Coyote V8 found in high-end F-150 trucks and the S550 Mustang, to the 7.3L Godzilla V8, to the 755 horsepower Predator supercharged V8. Early reports of a two-engine strategy with the Raptor may have been doused by a dealer order guide leak, but we’ll know for sure when the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor reveal happens at 11AM.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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