Ford revealed the 2021 F-150 Raptor back in February, and since then, we’ve learned pretty much everything there is to know about the third-generation of the automaker’s rugged off-road pickup. However, one important detail remains a secret – 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor horsepower and torque figures. Now, thanks to Ford’s 2021 F-150 RV and Trailer Towing Guide, those numbers may have already leaked.
Unfortunately, if this information is correct, 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor horsepower and torque figures are identical to the outgoing, second-gen model. That means Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6 H.O. powerplant is rated to produce 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. However, looking closer at the numbers, we can see that the new Raptor makes its peak horsepower at a higher rpm than the old one – 5,850 versus 5,000 – and peak torque comes in at 3,000 rpm versus 3,500 for the outgoing model.
Ford did previously reveal that the 2021 F-150 Raptor will tow up to 8,200 pounds, with a 1,400-pound max payload capacity, figures that are also confirmed in the guide. Additionally, the chart notes that these figures are for the “Raptor only.” Thus, it certainly seems like these numbers are accurate, though they have yet to be officially announced by Ford, outside of their presence here.
Raptor fans will undoubtedly be a bit disappointed by the fact that Ford hasn’t given the truck a boost in power for the new generation, but we must also remember that a much more powerful Ford F-150 Raptor R is coming in 2022. As Ford Authority was the first to report, the Raptor R will be powered by Ford’s supercharged 5.2L Predator V8, producing around 750 horsepower. It also sounds pretty amazing, too.