- the 2021 ford f-150 raptor will be revealed on wednesday, february 3, at 11 a.m. et live on ford's youtube channel.
- we spotted a couple of 2021 raptors testing and saw a coil-spring rear suspension setup and heard one with a v-8 engine.
- the standard truck should be powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-liter v-6 with an optional supercharged v-8 saved for the higher-performance raptor r.
the wait for ford's answer to the 702-hp hellcat-powered 2021 ram 1500 trx will be over soon. the 2021 f-150 raptor baja-crushing off-road pickup will be unveiled on wednesday, february 3 at 11:00 a.m. you'll be able to see if the new raptor will have a supercharged v-8 or not live on ford's youtube channel.
we've seen a few 2021 f-150 raptors testing around michigan and spotted a coil-spring rear suspension setup—the two previous-generation raptors had leaf-spring setups. we've also spotted a higher-performance version, likely to be called the raptor r, which had a v-8 rumble that we caught on video. rumor has it that the standard raptor will still have the twin-turbo 3.5-liter v-6 under the hood. we're not sure if the raptor r, which could have a 700-plus-hp supercharged v-8, will be unveiled next week, but we'll have to wait and see.
the 2021 raptor should stick to the formula: blackout "ford" script grille, which we see in this teaser image, plus wide fenders, 35-inch bfgoodrich k02 all-terrain tires, optional beadlock-capable wheels, and fox racing shocks. it could also have additional accessories available from ford such as a spare tire carrier and rock rails, and we hope ford adds some fun easter eggs to fight back at the trx's savage easter eggs.
we'll know all the details next week, and we hope they make the ram vs. ford battle for off-road-pickup dominance all the more interesting.