It like we got a war homing between the Dodge RAM TRX and the Ford F-150 Raptor in the horsepower game.
Not long ago was the RAM TRX revealed with an Hellcat powered engine delivering 702hp, and now the F-150 third-generation model will be having a massive 700-plus-horsepower V8 borrowed from the Mustang GT500.
Just a few days after the TRX’s debut, The Drive has learned from insiders that Ford has big plans to leave the Ram 1500 TRX in the dust with the new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor. That’s because the new Raptor will have a V8 with more than 700 hp, too.
According to the publication’s sources, the Blue Oval automaker is planning to stuff the Shelby GT500’s 5.2-liter supercharged V8 into the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor. It’s no coincidence, then, that a prototype 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor was recently caught on video with a new engine that sounded like the unmistakable rumble of a V8.
In the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, this unit produces 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque, but will allegedly be detuned to around 725 hp – 750 hp. That would make the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor even more powerful than the Ram 1500 TRX.
What we don’t know, however, is how much torque the 2021 Ford Raptor will have on tap. To beat the TRX, it will need to have over 650 lb-ft of torque but we’ll need to wait until the new Ford F-150 Raptor debuts in early 2021 to find out. We can’t wait to see Ford come back fighting.