Just yesterday, we shared some photos of a new Ford F-150 Raptor prototype with much less front end camouflage than previous prototypes. In those photos, it seemed like the third-gen F-150 Raptor was retaining its “Ford” lettering on the front grille that has become a signature styling element on previous generations of the rugged off-road focused pickup. Now, some new photos have emerged from The Off-Road Alliance that confirm this fact.
The front grille on this particular third-gen F-150 Raptor prototype appears to be mostly identical to the outgoing, second-gen model that it’s parked next to, though the sides and lower portion of the grille are covered in camo. It’s likely that the grille design has changed at least slightly, but regardless, these photos at least confirm that Ford isn’t moving away from one of the Raptor’s most recognizable styling traits.
Otherwise, the new Raptor, which will be based on the all-new 14th generation 2021 Ford F-150, will offer a variety of updates over the outgoing model. They include a new coil spring suspension, which we originally reported on back in August and got a very good look at earlier this week. The new suspension layout, which replaces the outgoing leaf spring suspension, also features Fox shocks that have been moved forward of the rear axle.
As we recently reported, the next-gen Raptor may be offered only in SuperCrew configuration, but will be sold with two different engine options. They consist of either a more powerful version of Ford’s new 3.5L PowerBoost V6 hybrid or a revamped version of Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6 High Output used in the last-gen F-150 Limited and Raptor models, and the supercharged 5.2L Predator V8 from the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, detuned a bit to somewhere between 725 and 750 horsepower.
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The next-gen F-150 Raptor is expected to launch for the 2021 model year, though we have our doubts.