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2023 Ford F-150 Raptor Vs. 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R: Comparison

The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R is a force to be reckoned with, debuting in July as a supercharged, borderline overkill addition to the iconic F-150 range. As Ford Authority exclusively reported in 2019, an eight-cylinder powerhouse returned to the F-150 Raptor R line for the 2023 model year, harnessing the supercharged Ford 5.2L V8 Predator under the hood. Now that the gritty details about the Raptor R have been unveiled, Ford Authority reckons it’s time to pit it against the regular 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor.

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor vs. 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R
Base Price + DFC $77,570 $109,145
Powertrain Twin-Turbocharged 3.5L V6 Supercharged 5.2L V8
Transmission Select-Shift 10-speed automatic Select-Shift 10-speed automatic
Power (hp @ rpm) 450 @ 5,850 700 @ 6,650
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 510 @ 3,000 640 @ 4,250
0-60 mph (seconds) Est. 5.2 -
With 35-inch tires With 37-inch tires With 37-inch tires
Wheelbase (in. / mm) 145.4 / 3,693 145.4 / 3,693 145.4 / 3,693
Length (in. / mm) 232.6 / 5,908 232.6 / 5,908 232.6 / 5,908
Width w/o mirrors (in. / mm) 86.6 / 2,199 86.6 / 2,199 87.0 / 2,209
Width w/mirrors (in. / mm) 96.0 / 2,438 96.0 / 2,438 96.0 / 2,438
Height (in. / mm) 79.8 / 2,027 80.7 / 2,050 80.6 / 2,047
Max ground clearance (in. / mm) 12 / 304 13.1 / 332.74 13.1 / 332.74
Front overhang (in. / mm) 37.0 / 940 37.0 / 940 -
Rear overhang (in. / mm) 50.2 / 1,275 50.2 / 1,275 -
Bed length (ft. / m) 5'5" / 1.65 5'5" / 1.65 -
Approach angle (deg.) 31 33.1 33.1
Departure angle (deg.) 23.9 24.9 24.9
Breakover angle (deg.) 22.7 24.4 24.4
Climbing angle (deg.) TBD TBD TBD
Wall climb (in.) TBD TBD TBD
Water fording depth (in. / mm) 32.0 / 813 32.0 / 813 32.0 / 813
Track width front (in. / mm) 74.0 / 1,880 74.3 / 1,887 74.3 / 1,887
Track width rear (in. / mm) 73.6 / 1,869 73.9 / 1,877 73.9 / 1,877
Turning circle 35-in. tires (ft. / m) 48.0 / 14.6 - -
Turning circle 37-in. tires (ft. / m) - 50 / 15.2 50 / 15.2
Suspension travel front (in. / mm) 14.0 / 356 13.0 / 356 -
Suspension travel front (in. / mm) 15.0 / 381 14.1 / 358 -

Before delving any further, as a reminder, the “regular” 2023 Ford Raptor starts at $77,570, with a set of 35-inch tires as standard. Opting for the Raptor 37 Tire Performance Package adds $5,250 to the price of the pickup, bringing it to $82,820. The range-topping 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R, meanwhile, starts at a cool $109,145.

Now, it’s interesting to note that the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor with the 37 Tire Performance upgrade is quite similar to the Ford F-150 Raptor R in terms of dimensions. They have exactly the same wheelbase of 145.4 inches, and are both exactly 232.6 inches long bumper-to-bumper. However, the regular F-150 Raptor on 37s is slightly narrower than the Raptor R, but is .01 inch taller than its more aggressive counterpart. Both trucks boast the same 33.1-degree approach angle and 24.9-inch departure angle.

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R

Of course, the most significant difference between the Raptor and the Raptor R is the engine strapped under the hood. The “regular” Raptor features the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine, which produces 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. The Raptor R, meanwhile, snarls to the tune of 700 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque, thanks to its 5.2L V8 Predator powerhouse. However, both trucks are united by the 10-speed automatic transmission that makes sure all that power meets the road.

With all that in mind, it’s certainly more cost effective to opt for the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor with the 37 Tire Performance Package, since its exterior dimensions are almost identical to that of the range-topping 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R and is over $26,000 less expensive. It simply depends on how much power a customer would like under the hood of their performance pickup truck, and how fast they really want to go.

We’ll have more on the F-150 Raptor range 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.

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

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Comments

  1. GuyInVA

    Lots of stats, yet…
    What are the truck weight differences, in base trim? (essentially, difference in engine weights?)

    What are the front/rear weight balances? How much more nose heavy does the V8 make the Raptor R?

    Reply
  2. James

    When are they (FORD) coming out with the F=150 Raptor E?

    Reply
    1. Nonspecific Motors (GM)

      You mean the electri-raptor?

      Reply
  3. c

    “It all depends on how much power the customer would like”

    And the options list. The Raptor R comes completely loaded, with the lone extra-cost option a sunroof. You can still spec up a Raptor close to six figure territory.

    Reply
    1. LV

      You sure the sunroof is extra cost? I’m fairly certain all Raptor R’s come fully loaded and then you opt out of the graphics and sunroof if you choose. Price does not change either way.

      Reply

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