About ten years in the past, Lamborghini unveiled the Aventador LP700-4 on the Geneva Motor Present, a supercar with a 700hp V12 engine, quick ahead a decade, and Ford unleashes the brand new F-150® Raptor R™ – the quickest, strongest, most excessive high-performance off-road desert Raptor but, with a 5.2-Liter supercharged V8 that pumps out 700hp and 640 lb.-ft. of torque … in a really succesful off-road truck!
“Raptor R is our final Raptor,” mentioned Carl Widmann, Ford Efficiency’s chief engineer. “When clients expertise Raptor R within the desert and past, it’ll make the hairs on the again of their necks arise – they usually’ll love each second of it.”
The engine discovered on this new Ford Raptor R has been derived from the well-known Mustang Shelby GT500 however has been optimized to be used in off-road conditions, the favourite playground for the Raptor, this V8 is now essentially the most torque-dense supercharged V8 but in a manufacturing pickup, after a recalibration by Ford Efficiency we now get a rise in low-end and mid-range torque supply to get the Raptor R transferring at speeds the place these clients do many of the driving … on the sand. New solid chrome steel manifolds, a novel oil cooler and filter, a deeper oil pan to permit tackling grades whereas sustaining engine cooling.
To ensure all this energy will get transmitted to the 4 wheels on this new Raptor R, there’s a recalibrated 10-speed SelectShift transmission, along with a brand new entrance axle with a extra strong, higher-strength service casting and an aluminum-ribbed structural cowl to handle the powertrain’s added torque, in addition to a novel larger-diameter aluminum driveshaft. A brand new, specifically tuned torque converter with a heavy-duty turbine damper and four-pinion rear output meeting makes the truck even higher geared up to switch torque and supply a smoother powertrain really feel when driving each on- and off-road.
Drivers get much more management over how their Raptor R expresses its extra energy, courtesy of a novel twin exhaust system with a real pass-through muffler and lively valve system, with modes for Regular, Sport, Quiet, and Baja. These may be adjusted within the MyMode™ function, permitting drivers to customise a number of settings – together with drive, steering, suspension modes, and others – and save one as a single mode simply accessed with the press of the “R” button on the steering wheel.
If the guts of Raptor R is the supercharged V8, the soul stays in its extremely succesful suspension. The five-link rear suspension options extra-long trailing arms to raised preserve axle place on tough terrain, a Panhard rod and 24-inch coil springs – all optimized for excellent stability whereas traversing desert terrain at excessive speeds. Superior FOX Stay Valve shocks are tuned to stability trip high quality and roll management on- and off-road. These electronically managed dampers use suspension top sensors and different sensors to watch terrain situations independently, lots of of instances a second, whereas adjusting suspension tuning accordingly. Wheel journey of 13 inches in entrance and 14.1 inches in again facilitates Raptor R’s potential to traverse sand and rocks with excellent functionality.
“We’ve heard our clients demanding the sound and energy of a V8 again in Raptor,” mentioned Widmann. “That’s not one thing we had been going to hurry. This supercharged 5.2-liter V8 is the perfect fusion of high-density energy paired with the third technology Raptor’s all-new rear suspension and shocks to ship a one-two punch that goes far past the sum of its elements.”
Every drive mode is tuned to account for the added energy of the supercharged V8, together with an optimized Baja mode for max efficiency and management in high-speed off-roading. A 5% improve within the entrance spring charge helps preserve comfy trip high quality, whereas Raptor R boasts class-leading* 13.1-inch floor clearance and normal class-exclusive 37-inch tires straight from the manufacturing unit for improved impediment clearing.
Essentially the most highly effective Raptor but takes the off-road truck’s purpose-built design legacy up a notch, with distinctive styling that additional drives house its supercharged functionality. A bigger, extra aggressively styled energy dome on the hood sits almost 1 inch taller than on the bottom Raptor, serving to extract heat air from beneath. Iconic F O R D grille, bumpers, and fender flares painted black underscore its menacing appears.
“Raptor R is visually designed like a desert predator to be a focus for Raptor clients and off-road lovers,” mentioned Tom Liu, Raptor R lead designer. “There are particulars massive and small – from the extra aggressive hood air extractor to the Code Orange ‘R’ badges – that visually talk subsequent degree off-road efficiency underneath the Raptor R banner.”
Ford Efficiency-exclusive Code Orange accents embrace a novel ‘R’ badge on the grille, energy dome, and tailgate. A particular graphics package deal on the rear fenders incorporates a distinctive design that mirrors the cruel, cracked desert earth, reinforcing the kind of setting Raptor R is constructed to overcome.
That aggressive really feel carries over to a black inside. Normal Recaro® seats sport a mixture of black leather-based and Alcantara® suede – cleverly positioned for added grip when the terrain will get nasty. Real carbon fiber adorns the doorways, media bin door, and higher elements of the instrument panel, that includes a novel tri-axial weave designed to convey Raptor R’s mixture of efficiency, toughness, and sturdiness.
Like the remainder of the Raptor household, Raptor R comes normal with a set of sensible expertise to make off-roading simpler. Path Flip Help** permits drivers to shrink their turning radius on tight turns and go even additional off-road. Ford Path Management™ – assume cruise management for off-roading – lets drivers choose a set pace and steer by way of difficult situations whereas the truck handles throttle and braking. Path 1-Pedal Drive† permits clients to manage throttle and braking with only one pedal to make excessive off-roading like rock crawling even simpler.
Holding you linked is a typical 12-inch contact display screen with SYNC® 4 expertise, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™ compatibility††. Raptor R additionally advantages from Ford Energy-Up over-the-air software program replace functionality‡. These wi-fi updates can provide enhancements all through the car – from the SYNC system to enhanced high quality, functionality, and comfort upgrades that enhance the possession expertise over time.