The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor build and price website will go live tomorrow, Thursday, June 10 and allow customers to place orders with dealers.
Ford's latest trophy truck was revealed in February with bigger tires, new exhaust and beefed up suspension.
“We’ve taken the Raptor suspension to the next level,” Ford said in a statement Wednesday. “The desert racing-inspired F-150 Raptor was designed to not only speed over rough terrain, but also to jump and catch air.”
The all-new F-150 Raptor has been reengineered with an all-new five-link rear suspension designed to deliver more control and power to the ground with greater confidence over rough terrain at high speeds.
“Soaking up giant whoops and landings comes courtesy of next-generation FOX Live Valve Internal bypass shocks with state-of-the-art electronic control technology offering position-sensitive damping adjustability,” Ford stated. “Plus, it has first-in-class available 37-inch tires to tackle tougher terrain on high-speed desert runs.”
While horsepower and torque numbers for 2021 Raptor remained unchanged at 450 hp and 510 lb.-ft., the 2021 model “has better low-end torque, has better low-end torque, enables greater maximum towing capability of 8,200 pounds and increased maximum payload capability of 1,400 pounds.”
After mentioning that 2021 Raptor gets a “class-exclusive active valve dual exhaust for throatier engine sound,” Ford reminds readers that “Raptor R is coming next year.”
Raptor R is expected to be Ford’s big V8 answer to Ram’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 found in its 702-hp TRX pickup. Heaven help us if Ford’s Godzilla 7.3-liter V8 makes its way into the Raptor. It’s sure to awaken Mothra and a lot more truck interest around the globe.
Ford also announced today that the build and price website will go live on June 18 for 2021 F-150 Tremor as well as new features for F-150 including Onboard Scales, Smart Hitch and Continuously Controlled Damping.