The Detroit-based car manufacturer has prepared a new powertrain for the 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor. This might be Ford’s response to the Ram Rebel TRX which was equipped with a Hellcat engine in the past two years.

Some rumors hitting the internet indicate that the Godzilla 7.3-liter V8 engine has been prepared by Ford for its entire Super Duty pickup lineup, including the F-150 Raptor. This high-performance powertrain will be taken from the Ford Mustang and will reportedly be the factory powertrain option for the upcoming high-performance Raptor truck.

2019 Ford Raptor
2019 Ford Raptor

The 2020 Ram Rebel TRX is rumored to be powered by Hellcat-based engine with peak output reaching around 700 horsepower. Meanwhile, other sources informed that the 2020 Ford Raptor will most likely take on a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine from the new Mustang Shelby GT500.

The V8 GT500 engine also has an output of around 700 horsepower, so it makes sense for Ford to carry a supercharged V8 unit for a new Raptor? On the other hand, the Ford Raptor will celebrate the final year (two) of its second-generation model in around 2021-2022.

Ford Raptor Engine
Ford Raptor Engine

Looking at the current model, the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor is supported by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that is capable of producing up to 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. However, this twin-turbo V6 engine seems to be less fun for some Raptor fans compared to the supercharged V8 engine.

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Speaking of release date and price, the 2020 Ford Raptor is expected to be launched in the United States at some point this year. While the next-generation Ford F-150 should arrive around 2021 – 2022. The current Ford Raptor and Predator V8 goes on sale at dealers with prices starting at around $54,450, so we can expect new models to be sold at prices that are not much different from today’s model.


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