When Ford introduced the desert racing-inspired F-150 Raptor back in 2009, they created an entirely new truck segment, with a vehicle designed to not only speed over rough terrain, but also to jump and catch air. It’s large, it’s brash, it’s completely impractical, but damn is it fun!
Today, the all-new third-generation 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor makes its debut, and it takes the mechanical and technical brilliance and precision of the Raptor and infuses it with enhanced connected technology that means the experience of owning one will only improve over time.
“Raptor is the original desert truck. We just took it to another level. The all-new Raptor splices high-speed off-road performance muscle with advanced technology and connectivity that comes together in a unique Built Ford Tough way,” said Ali Jammoul, Ford Performance vehicle program director.
A high-performance off-road pickup is defined by its suspension, and the all-new F-150 Raptor debuts with completely redesigned running gear. It is reengineered with an all-new five-link rear suspension developed specifically for Raptor, designed to deliver more control and power to the ground with greater confidence over rough terrain at high speeds.
The 2021 F-150 Raptor is equipped with a third-generation twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost high-output engine delivering torque low in the rev range right where it counts. It features state-of-the-art turbos and 10.5:1 compression ratio as well as new high-power fans built into the cooling system to ensure intense off-roading sessions never end too early.
F-150 Raptor also comes with standard Trail Control, which operates like cruise control for off-road use. Drivers simply select a set speed and the truck manages throttle and braking to allow them to focus on steering through challenging off-road conditions.