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Next-Gen F-150 Raptor Could Be Offered In SuperCrew Configuration Only

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Both the first- and second-gen Ford F-150 Raptor, based on the 12th gen and 13th gen F-150, respectively, have been offered in two different cab configurations – SuperCab, and SuperCrew. However, Ford Authority is hearing early whispers that the next-gen F-150 Raptor, based on the all new, 14th gen 2021 Ford F-150, might be available exclusively in one cab configuration – SuperCrew, with four full-size doors.

This will be the case, at the very least, for the initial model year of the next-gen F-150 Raptor, which is expected to be the 2021 model year, though we have our doubts. But at this point, it’s unclear if the next-gen F-150 Raptor will be offered in SuperCab configuration at all.

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We do know that the third-gen Raptor will be available with two different engines, however – either a more powerful version of Ford’s new 3.5L PowerBoost V6 hybrid or a revamped version of Ford’s the 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 Predator-powered Raptor will be directly aimed at the recently revealed 2021 Ram TRX. The TRX comes equipped with a supercharged version of FCA’s 6.2L Hemi V8, which produces 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.

Recently, we spied a next-gen Ford Raptor prototype in advanced stages of development. That prototype utilized a coil spring rear suspension setup in lieu of the current Raptor’s leaf springs, and the truck’s Fox shocks were moved ahead of the rear axle. It’s worth noting that the Ram TRX features a five-link coil suspension, which provides superior articulation over a traditional leaf spring setup.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. I’m really hoping that Ford can make the 14th Gen look better with the Raptor.
    IMO they completely nerfed the front end of the 14th Gen. The headlights look like GMC’s headlights and why in god’s name would they place the bottom part of the DRL in the bumper?
    Ford was on a roll making the angular clamp look of the DRL aggressive from 12th to 13th Gens but then botched it, along with the weak grille offerings.

  2. They’re going to need to expand the Niche Line at Romeo. Predators already are down to one specialist from two for Trinity V8s.

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