Today we got leaked and unofficial information from an internal source in the American Ford company, revealing an important part of the upcoming new 2021 Raptor plan to compete with its new enemy, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX , which appeared two weeks ago and won the title of the strongest and fastest production pickup in the world.
The details that we will talk about in this news were published on the Fast Lane Truck YouTube channel, and they are related to the mechanical specifications of the high-performance version of the Ford F-150 pickup, which appeared last June in its 14th generation.
Before going into the details of the engines expected to be available on the most powerful Ford F-150 truck, we will remind you of the official mechanical specifications of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX 2021, as this new vehicle is powered by a HEMI 6.2 L V8 engine, the same engine used in Hellcat cars, generating 702 hp (712 PS) and 880 Nm of torque, and is connected to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.
And now let’s discuss the expectations about the mechanical specifications of the 2021 Raptor, and according to what will be explained by the unofficial video attached within this article, this high-performance truck will be available with two options of engines:
The first option includes a hybrid version that combines a Twin Turbo V6 petrol engine (likely to be the same engine used in the 2020 Lincoln Aviator), with an electric motor, for a total power of more than the 450 horsepower, available on the current model, which had previously been test-driven by our ArabGT team in some unforgettable adventures during the shooting of Exploration Journey program.
The second choice, likely to be available in a limited edition, will be an engine borrowed from the Shelby GT500, which is considered the most powerful production Ford Mustang, with a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine generating 760 hp and 847 Nm of torque, but the numbers may differ for the 2021 Ford Raptor if this information is correct.