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2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Horsepower, Torque Numbers Still To Be Determined

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Since the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor was revealed last week, Ford has blessed us with all sorts of stats and interesting tidbits about the brand new, third-generation off-road pickup. We’ve learned all about its innovative exhaust system, seen it jump really high in the air, scoped out its new rear coil spring suspension, and got our first real-world look at a prototype just yesterday. But there’s one important detail we don’t yet have – 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor horsepower and torque figures – and now we know why.

The “numbers will be shared later when they are certified,” Ford spokesperson, David Darovitz, told Ford Authority. Thus, it appears that 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor horsepower and torque figures have not yet been finalized, which means that we’re left to speculate. What we do know is that the 2021 F-150 Raptor and its 3.5L EcoBoost V6 will be more powerful than the outgoing model, but the question is, how much more?

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Power Speculation
2020 F-150 2021 F-150 2020 F-150 Raptor 2021 F-150 Raptor
Engine 3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.5L EcoBoost V6 High Output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 High Output
Horsepower 375 @ 5,000 400 @ 6,000 450 @ 5,000 480?
Torque 470 @ 3,500 500 @ 3,100 510 @ 3,500 542?

In the chart above, we compare power figures for the outgoing 13th gen 2020 Ford F-150 equipped with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 versus the 14th gen 2021 Ford F-150 with the same powerplant. As we can see, Ford increased output from gen-to-gen by 25 horsepower and 30 pound-feet of torque, or by roughly 6.7 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively.

The second-gen F-150 Raptor is rated to produce 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque from its 3.5L EcoBoost V6. If we apply the same math to the new F-150 Raptor, we would get a theoretical increase of 30 horsepower and 32 pound-feet for a new total output of 480 horsepower and 542 pound-feet of torque.

Those numbers certainly don’t seem to be out of the realm of possibility, and it’s also quite possible that the actual 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor horsepower and torque figures will actually be even higher – perhaps 500 horsepower and 550 or so pound-feet of torque. Let’s not forget that the Ford GT and its 3.5L EcoBoost V6 produce 660 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque, so there’s plenty of room for improvement here.

For those that want even more from their new F-150 Raptor, Ford has promised an “R” version next year, which will be powered by The Blue Oval’s 5.2L Predator V8 producing somewhere between 725 and 750 horsepower – as first reported by Ford Authority.

We’ll have the 2021 F-150 Raptor’s power figures as soon as they’re available, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford F-Series news, Ford F-150 newsFord F-150 Raptor news, and ongoing Ford news coverage.

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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. There are going to be a lot people that disagree with me when I say what I’m about to say but I’m going to say it anyway. Ford doesn’t need a V8 engine at all when it comes to anything under an F150. Don’t get me wrong, the 5.0L V8 and 5.2L Predator are nice engines but with what Ford makes with the Ecoboost and Ecoboost hybrids, the V8 is not really a necessary engine anymore. Ford finally found a way to make the 3.5L sound pretty good and the ecoboost engines definitely out-torque the N/A V8 engines with relative ease. Even more interesting is that the Mach E GT out torques the GT500 with 634lb-ft as opposed to the 5.2L V8’s 625lb-ft.

    With Ford introducing the Mach E to the Mustang family, it opens up so many doors for the pony car and being that the Mustang is a Pony car and NOT a muscle car, the mustang can, and should have more options. A Pony car by definition is “…..is an American car classification for affordable, compact, highly styled coupés or convertibles with a “sporty” or performance-oriented image.” Says nothing about it having a V8 but V8’s were the performance engine of choice back then because that’s what they had. Seeing that now days, a coupe can have 2 or 4 doors and also be a performance crossover, like what Mercedes Benz has done, The Mustang, by definition can still be a Pony car with a 2 door coupe, a 4 door coupe and a crossover coupe. Truthfully, with Ecoboost engines and ecoboost hyrbid engines and AWD, a mustang with that setup would perform better than the current Mustangs on the road today. Just think, a possible 3.0L V6 Ecoboost Mustang pushing 400hp/415tq, above that a 3.5L pushing 480hp/542tq, above that a 3.0L V6 Hybrid pushing 494hp/630tq and a top tier 3.5L with the 700hp GT MK2 version engine with a hybrid system behind that for more torque and then add electric variants and you’ve got some nice vehicles.

  2. I don’t really think the Mustang needs as many tiers as your average pyramid scheme, but I wholeheartedly agree. V8’s are nice; my 06 P71 has one and I love it. The F-150 doesn’t need a V8 and I’m sure my P71 would feel like it weighs half as much as it really does with the 3.5L Ecoboost.

  3. The compression ratio is now the same between the 3.5 turbo in the F150 and the Raptor which means the Raptor is getting a half compression ratio increase (10 to 10.5:1). This will not likely translate into any significant performance improvement though. Boosted engines are often limited by peak combustion pressures so the compression ratio increase is directional incorrect for the Raptor.

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