The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R was revealed just last month following years of anticipation, speculation, rumors, and leaks. The big news, of course, is that this pickup is powered by the supercharged Ford 5.2L V8 Predator powerplant, which produces 700 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque in this guise. However, there are some key visual differences that set the Ford F-150 Raptor R apart from its V6-powered brethren, as we can see in these real-world photos of an Iconic Silver pickup recently captured by Ford Authority spies.
Earlier this month, Ford Authority spies also spotted an Oxford White 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R and an Azure Gray example, and now, this more recent sighting gives us a look at yet another color in the muscular pickup’s lineup. In terms of styling, the R offers up some subtle differences compared to the regular Raptor, including a Code Orange “R” badge on the front grille, which is located beneath the Raptor’s signature “Ford” script, while that color also adorns the front tow hooks. Up top, the Raptor R is equipped with a power dome hood with another a Code Orange “R” badge that’s around one inch higher for improved heat extraction.
Moving down the side, the Ford F-150 Raptor R is equipped with unique 17-inch forged aluminum bead-lock capable wheels, which are wrapped with 37×12.5R17 BSW all-terrain tires as standard equipment. Unique graphics cover the bedsides and part of the rear doors, which also feature a Code Orange “R” to signify that this isn’t a V6-powered pickup. As Ford Authority reported earlier this month, the R won’t weigh much more than the regular Raptor, either.
The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R is available in eight exterior colors, including Iconic Silver – as seen here – along with Avalanche Gray, Azure Gray, and Oxford White. Inside the cabin, the R also gets some unique touches, including Code Orange accents, standard Recaro seats trimmed in black leather and Alcantara, and carbon fiber trim with a unique tri-axial weave.
The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R is scheduled to enter production at the Dearborn Truck plant this fall, while pricing for the V8-powered, high-performance off-road pickup starts out at $109,145.
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good timing nabbing these pictures before someone else nabs the whole truck from the storage lot
We can’t believe that a manufacturer like Ford is 1.5 years behind on release of it’s model year. This is what happens when you rely on China for your parts
Who else do you want to rely on? American worker? lol
A truck like raptor r and NO RED!!!! No No No raptor r for me