Here at SVC, we are looking forward to getting our hands on the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor as soon as possible to make sure we can develop the best aftermarket parts, and get this new Raptor suited with stronger gear and jumping higher than ever before! The Ford F-150 Raptor has been a Halo Off-Road vehicle since 2010, and come 2021, it has been reborn with new tech, more travel, and all around badassery. Designed to tackle tougher terrain, the new Raptor comes with all the bells and whistles to comfortably glide through the desert with ease.
The Ford performance chief engineer, Carl Widmann, says that the “Raptor is rooted in Baja 1000 racing, and its suspension advances our capability and performance — a five-link rear setup with more wheel travel than any Raptor before it.” This fully redesigned Ford F-150 Raptor comes straight from the factory with an all-new five-link rear suspension with improved wheel travel. Also included, similar to the 2017-2020 Raptors, is the electronically controlled next-generation Fox shocks with Live Valve technology.
The previous generations 13 inches of travel in the front and 13.9 inches in the back was already an impressive feat from the factory, but when it comes to pre-running, the more the merrier! The all-new Ford F-150 Raptor is also capable of up to 1,000 pounds of damping per corner at desert speeds.
The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor is equipped with the newest technology Ford has to offer. The Raptor’s new high-tech cockpit includes a 12-inch digital gauge cluster featuring a large information-on-demand area with Raptor-specific graphics and animations, off-road data and turn-by-turn navigation.
Also included in the standard package is a 12-inch customizable center screen, allowing the driver to split the screen and control multiple functions at the same time. Ford even allowed for over-the-air updates so the Ford F-150 Raptor can continuously gain more capabilities in the future, like trail maps and trail turn assist, making the Raptor even more capable off-road.
The styling for the new Ford F-150 Raptor was deeply inspire by the F-22 Raptor fighter jet. The rugged, aggressive exterior is the signature Raptor look, but this completely redesigned platform goes one step further to show its true grit. The new hood has a heat extractor and functional side vents inspired directly by the F-22 Raptor. Also noticeable is the distinctive front that emphasizes the trucks width, featuring a power dome hood, headlights that stretch fender to fender, and of course that beautiful blacked out grille.
Engine wise, the Ford Raptor is equipped with a third-generation twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, putting out 450-horsepower, and 510 pound-feet of torque. The previous 2017-2020 Raptor’s proved just how much of an improvement the EcoBoost engines made to the Raptor family, so it was only right that for 2021, they maintained the same power plant.
The 2021 Ford F-150 will be hitting showroom floors this Summer, and will be assembled at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan.
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