Ford has unleashed the brand new F-150 Raptor R, which will get the “most torque-dense supercharged V8” ever seen in a manufacturing pick-up with 640lb ft of torque and 700hp of energy.
Larger is healthier proper? Effectively, in relation to engines, our buddies over in America definitely suppose so. To not be outdone by the likes of Porsche who outfitted the Cayenne with 640hp, Ford has unveiled the wildest model of its newest technology F-150 Raptor, the Raptor R, and with it comes the 5.2-litre supercharged V8 engine stolen immediately from the Mustang Shelby GT500. In consequence, the Ford F-150 Raptor R will get 700hp and 640lb ft, all of which is distributed to all 4 wheels through a 10-speed computerized transmission. Just like the Ranger, it will get an adaptive exhaust with a bypass valve to permit for a louder grunt in Baja mode.
Ford Efficiency chief engineer, Carl Widmann, mentioned: “We’ve heard our clients demanding the sound and energy of a V8 again in Raptor.” That’s not one thing we have been going to hurry. This supercharged 5.2-liter V8 is the perfect fusion of high-density energy paired with the third-generation Raptor’s all-new rear suspension and shocks to ship a one-two punch that goes far past the sum of its elements.”
Whereas all eyes look in the direction of that V8, Ford has made some heavy changes to the F-150 chassis, not least a brand new modified suspension setup that permits for 13 inches of wheel journey. It additionally will get handled to lengthy trailing arms to keep away from being broken on robust terrain, in addition to electornically-controlled Fox Stay valve dampers, that are mentioned to supply most efficiency and management in high-speed off-roading.
Every thing in regards to the Ford F-150 Raptor R shouts presence and calls for your consideration, from the sheer dimensions to the 37 inch tyres, all of which was completely executed in keeping with Ford’s Tom Liu, the lead designer engaged on the Raptor R undertaking: “There are particulars large and small – from the extra aggressive hood air extractor to the Code Orange ‘R’ badges – that visually talk subsequent degree off-road efficiency beneath the Raptor R banner.”
Sadly you received’t be seeing one in your native Ford dealership anytime quickly as that is strictly an American affair, in addition to, an F-150 is much too large for any UK again highway!