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We Render A Hypothetical 2024 Ford Mustang Raptor R

The all-new, next-generation 2024 Ford Mustang was finally unveiled in mid-September. The seventh generation pony car has a robust lineup, including performance models such as the Mustang GT, Mustang Dark Horse, as well as more approachable variants like the Mustang EcoBoost. However, The Blue Oval is in the midst of a pivot toward a lineup composed of utility and off-road vehicles, and with that in mind, it might be time for the automaker to consider introducing an off-road-ready variant of the Mustang. Ford Authority rendered what that could look like.

Our 2024 Ford Mustang Raptor R rendering boasts plenty of off-road-capable features. We borrowed some cues from the Ford F-150 Raptor R, of course, and outfitted our Baja-ready pony car with front tow hooks and tough skid plates all around. True to the Raptor R name, our Mustang Raptor R features various modifications to its drivetrain so it has plenty of get-up-and-go over rough terrain – why not throw the supercharged Ford 5.2L V8 Predator under the hood? After all, the F-150 Raptor R harnesses its own version of the powerhouse already found within the Mustang Shelby GT500. That powerplant makes 700 horsepower in the F-150 Raptor R, which is less than what the GT500 makes, but probably plenty for off-road excursions.

Meanwhile, bead lock-capable wheels make sure the air stays where it’s supposed to when venturing over rough patches. Naturally, the ride height is increased so the pony could be taken farther off the pavement than any factory Mustang in history. Backing that suspension boost would obviously be standard four-wheel drive as well, along with the 10-speed automatic that the F-150 Raptor R utilizes, itself receiving enhancements to deal with all the extra power. Visually, this 2024 Ford Mustang Raptor R is easily identifiable by its Raptor R graphics along the rear quarter panel, accented with Code Orange. It also sports beefed-up fender flares and a lift to ensure it can clear obstacles.

While our Mustang Raptor R may seem a bit far-fetched, the exercise may not be so crazy. In fact, Lamborghini is set to pull the wraps off the Huracan Sterrato, which is a high-performance all-terrain sports car. There’s clearly a market for such vehicles, and the 2024 Ford Mustang would certainly lend itself well to the concept.

We’ll have more on the Mustang soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and ongoing 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. RWFA

    Wow that looks cool.

    The big tires under the little car remind me of James Garner’s Cutlass Baja racing coupe The Banshee.

    1. Al Brooks

      Build them and we will sell them like Pancakes hot off the grill.
      I think it’s a great idea, Ford, we have a great deal to offer you, “Have you driven a Ford lately”.

  2. Walter Thomas

    I love the idea and would love if it becomes a reality. I would proudly purchase one.

  3. David Dickinson II

    Mad Max meets reality.

    1. Bob

      Just needs a blower sticking out to the hood and a kangaroo guard. 😁

  4. Peter-Harry Montauredes

    Great Idea 💡 Just do em all & I’m in to purchase ! The “2” row Explorer should have been on The Menu from the beginning of the rear wheel drive come back ! Fords Got A Better Idea ! — Great Ad —

  5. Ian Donaldson

    Looks great but how about a convertible Dark Horse. We all know it won’t handle quite as well nor go quite as fast because of weight but I can’t be the only one out there that thinks it would sell well. A bit more show with a bit more go.

  6. Scott Esson

    Are you trying to kill the mustang name? Mustang Raphtor you must be joking!

  7. Mrx19

    Stop already. Don’t we already have enough off road stuff. Leave one of the last remaing cars alone.

    1. GaryB

      close your eyes or click somewhere else.

  8. jerry w guess

    just don’t , i know its hypothetical , but don’t

  9. Dmenace

    Awesome! I’m a player!!

  10. Steve

    Here’s an idea. Why not make trucks look like truck and cars look like cars? Nothing is more ridiculous then crossing the two. When these mechanics have this really nice old 60’s or 70’s pick up and they make it into a car. I mean lowering it, cutting out the wheel wells. Putting these massive wide tires, looks completely ridiculous. If you want a car, then get a car. If you want a truck, then get truck. Trucks should be lifted, big off road tires. Big motor. Be able to drive off road. Like a F-150 Rapture.

  11. Ronald E Wilk

    Maybe I’m just getting old. Where do the designers live on Mars?

  12. Giants23

    I would be all over that beast machine… Not evwn for off road just better ground clearance a monster mini suv that can have awd so u can actually use the power without it spinning out… Hell yes!

  13. Bob

    🤣. The good thing is that Ford doesn’t have a dime to put into something like this.

  14. philiptilley

    I think Ford should produce all your rendering’s, plus a Mustang wagon.

    1. GaryB

      hahaha ahh i would love to see a mustang stationwagon rendering with the wood panels and multiple tone paint job. and then all the derps here clicking on it not realizing its just a stroke of creativity and computer aided graphics design skills. thinking its a real product. muah its like icing on a cake lol

  15. Bob

    If they choose to build it …. fine but, PLEASE don’t use the Mustang name. Do you see GM building some contraption like this and calling it a Corvette ??? No. Leave the Mustang name alone.

  16. Ben

    Eat your heart out Thomas Crown

  17. Qwertyyuiop

    Ford enters the rally market?

  18. Joe

    I don’t know. That looks like a real rendering, not a hypothetical one.

  19. Wayne Wimberley

    Why not finish off the Mustang name, so it will mean nothing, or stand for nothing, so some young man will ask one day what exactly is a Mustang, because it’s heritage will be so confused no one know how or why it began!

  20. Kevin F

    Some days there just isn’t a lot of news coming from Ford. Don’t get creative for stories to fill up your newsletter. It isn’t your strong suit.

  21. Ron johnson

    Come out with 1969 fastback model with all the new technology and bring the mustang back and stop all this other $hit……..


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