Road Test Review – 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R – There’s A New Sheriff In The Off-Road Wars

The 2023 Ford Raptor was already a very capable truck in its own right thanks in part to its capable platform, suspension, and the 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged V6 that lurked under the hood. However, what would happen if Ford decided to add a V8 back into the Raptor? The answer is one of the most exciting off-road trucks we have ever experienced, the 2023 Ford Raptor R and it could be the TRX rival that we have all been waiting for.   Minimal Changes Hide The Beast Lurking Within Raptor R At a glance, the 2023 Raptor R might look …

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2023 Ford Raptor R Brings The V8 Back To Off-Roaders, Why Ford Pulled The Trigger?

Prior to today’s unveiling of the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R, the current Raptor model family was defined by its use of twin-turbocharged V6 engines with the 3.5 liter for the F-150 and the smaller 3.0 liter for the Bronco version. However, it can be easy to forget that a V8 once lurked under the hood of older Raptor models before the Blue Oval axed it for better fuel economy and less weight. So why did Ford reverse course and bring an eight-cylinder back into the fold? Read on to find out.   The Return Of The V8 Was Demanded …

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Ford Finally Brings The Fight To Ram TRX With 2023 Raptor R, 700 hp Monster Rewrites The Battle Lines

For over a decade, the Ford F-150 Raptor has been one of the main players in the off-road segment, and for several years it was the undisputed leader before the Ram TRX, and its Hellcat V8-powered muscle ripped the performance benchmark away from the Raptor. But the folks at Dearborn weren’t keen on letting Ram be the king of the jungle for long and have unveiled the 2023 Ford Raptor R, which ups the ante for Raptor performance in a number of key areas. Raptor R Supercharges Trailbusting The bulk of the changes here on the Raptor are found under …

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2022 Ford Bronco Raptor vs The Default Bronco – What’s In A Transformation?

The dust is still settling on the unveiling of the 2022 Ford Bronco, but while we had some fun comparing its value factor with its F-150 sibling, we wanted to do a deep dive under the skin and find out some of the critical differences that make it a Raptor and a league above its standard-issue cousin.   No V8, But Bronco Raptor Is Still A Beast Ford warned us a while back that the Bronco platform wouldn’t fit a V8 (we suspect most aftermarket tuners will try anyway), but the Bronco Raptor still has plenty of power to work …

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Ford Confirms Raptor R for 2022, What You Should Know About Ford’s TRX Fighter

The dust is still settling on the launch of the 2021 Ford Raptor but while Ford‘s newest off-road bruiser brings plenty of technology and performance right out the gate, a much more potent predator is lurking in the waters and will make its debut in 2022. Here’s a few things that should excite you about the 2022 Ford Raptor R Wilder Styling Will Make Raptor R Stand Out The standard Ford Raptor already brings plenty of styling mojo right out of the box, but look for all that to be ratcheted up for the Raptor R. With the new Raptor …

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Ford Hits The Dunes With The 2021 F-150 Raptor, Hotter Raptor R Coming Next Year

When Ford first unleashed the F-150 Raptor back in 2009 it wanted to create a distinct mold that could separate it from other off-road trucks. While the Raptor was capable of going through rough trails, the company also wanted to create an offering that could allow owners to have fun especially when going high speed down sandy terrain and even catching hang time occasionally when going over a big jump. This formula has proven to be very successful for Ford, with the Raptor getting a sizable cult following over the years. But with the Ram TRX waving its battle flag …

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