Back in April, Ford Authority reported that the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor and 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor were part of Ford’s Job #2 production. Now, Ford Authority has learned from a source familiar with Ford’s production plans that 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor order banks will open starting today. Other Job #2 2021 F-150 models will follow the opening of 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor order banks in just a couple of days – on July 16th – including the Tremor, as well as trucks equipped with the new Onboard Scales and Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD).
The all-new, third-generation 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor comes equipped with a host of new features, including a five-link rear suspension with extra-long trailing arms, a Panhard rod, 24-inch coil springs, and Fox Live Valve internal bypass shocks with electronic control technology and position-sensitive damping.
The 2021 F-150 Raptor is available with either 35-inch or, for the first time, 37-inch, specially-designed BFGoodrich all-terrain T/A K02 tires. The new F-150 Raptor is available exclusively in SuperCrew configuration, as Ford Authority reported some time ago, and is equipped with Ford’s third-generation 3.5L EcoBoost V6, which produces 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque – the same as the outgoing, 2020 F-150 Raptor. The turbocharged gas engine is exclusively mated to Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor will be built at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan. It will be followed by the Ford F-150 Raptor R in 2022, which will be powered by Ford’s 5.2L Predator V8. However, Ford Authority was the first to report that V8 power would be returning to the F-150 Raptor way back in 2019.
It’s currently unclear how the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage will affect the production of the 2021 F-150 Raptor, Tremor, and other models. In recent months, Ford F-150 production has been severely impacted by the shortage as the automaker has been forced to idle most of its plants numerous times.