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“SCARY FAST” FORD F-150 RAPTOR R WILL DEBUT ON JULY 18

The Supercharged Super Truck Is Just A Few Days Away

2021 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor R off-road pickup truck design

Over the past couple of months, we’ve been covering an assortment of leaks and glimpses of the upcoming Ford F-150 Raptor R, gradually increasing the hype for the truck that could be well on its way to topple the Ram TRX in the horsepower war. Ford has even been kind enough to show off a prototype in front of some journalists at the Bronco Raptor drive program in June, which only helps fuel the excitement.

Ford F-150 Raptor R: What To Expect

Ford recently published a movie-style poster image on Instagram that reveals the F-150 Raptor R’s debut date scheduled for July 18, 2022. The “movie” is titled “Scary Fast” and will enable people to “experience a new kind of fast” this summer. July 18 is just a few days away, and we’ll finally see the not-so-secret supercharged 5.2L V8 engine under the truck’s hood. The “Predator” engine comes from the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, which makes 760 horsepower in that application. It’s hard to say if the output will be the same on the Raptor R, but if it’s anywhere close to the Mustang, it’ll quickly overtake the Ram TRX.

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It’s hard to say what transmission is connected to the potent engine for the Raptor R. Some believe that it could be the same 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox found in the Shelby. This speculation is due to the quick shifts the Raptor R has been caught making. However, a recent leak points at a P702 Transmission with a new torque converter, turbine dampener, and better 10R80. Still a 10-speed, the upgrades enable the upcoming “scary fast” truck to shift faster, even quicker than the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Based on the spy photos we’ve seen for the Ford F-150 Raptor R, outside of some R badging, the truck looks almost identical to the standard Raptor, which means this truck could be a bit of a sleeper. Production volume is likely to be more limited, however. Watch this space on July 18th for everything you’ll need to know on the upcoming F-150 Raptor R super truck.

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor R Design F-22
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Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Ford Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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