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.
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.
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.
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.