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Here’s What Makes The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Visually Unique

The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R charged onto the pickup scene with its debut earlier this month. As Ford Authority exclusively reported way back in 2019, an eight-cylinder powerhouse returned to the F-150 Raptor R line for this model year, and the muscular pickup will feature the supercharged Ford 5.2L V8 Predator under the hood. This engine produces 700 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque, and while that alone sets the Raptor R apart from the rest of the F-150 lineup, the high-performance truck sports quite a few exterior details that its more approachable cousins do not.

Obviously, the Raptor R gets its own “R” badging spaced throughout its exterior, such as on the unique Raptor grille and hood vent, as well as on the tailgate applique. It also boasts bold Raptor R exterior graphics to denote its status, and rides on 17-inch Forged Aluminum Bead-Lock Capable wheels, wrapped in beefy 37×12.5R17 BSW all-terrain tires. The muscular truck also features black exterior accents as opposed to chrome on the “regular” F-150 variants, and Code Orange tow hooks to lend it an aggressive, sporty look.


Speaking of Code Orange, the color is carried to the interior, where it’s stitched into the doors and instrument panel. It’s also found on the interior Raptor R badging, contrasting nicely with the Black Alcantara Suede and Leather RECARO seats. Sporty carbon fiber accents are spread throughout the cabin as well.

Order banks for the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R opened on July 18th as Ford Authority reported last month, while production of this muscular pickupis slated to begin at the Dearborn Truck plant this fall. Pricing starts at $109,145.

We’ll have more on the F-150 Raptor R soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 newsFord F-150 Raptor news, and comprehensive Ford news coverage.

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. #1RoadWarrior

    You should have a FORD Expedition Raptor

  2. truth speaker

    Ford dropped the ball on the looks. if you opt for the graphics delete it looks almost identical to the standard raptor 37. 40k more for the R and they didn’t even give it unique wheels. this trick will preform well but it’s a total letdown on the looks.

  3. Mike

    I personally like the scant identifiers on the Raptor R. I would never do the full graphics as that is just a bit flashy for me, but anyone who knows anything about trucks will focus in on the R badge get a huge smile on their face. I tried to order one the day the order banks opened but when my local dealer told me that they are going to charge $25k (non-negotiable) over sticker, I told them no ! Overall though thanks ford for bringing back the V8 in the Raptor!!!


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