Ford F-150 Raptor R spied testing sans camo
The new Ford F-150 Raptor R is still a work in development, but, as you can see, it has almost got rid of its camouflage by now. The one conspicuous patch of wrap conceals a part of the radiator grille where we expect to see the letter ‘R’, but that’s it.
Other than that, the Raptor R looks much like the standard Raptor model with the exception of a different front bumper and larger exhaust pipes at the rear end. The latter is particularly interesting, since it indicates a more powerful engine. The company did say the R version would get an V8, but never specified which one. Rumors claim it will be the supercharged 5.2-liter V8 of the Shelby GT500.
We do not expect the Raptor R to be every bit as powerful as the GT500 at 760 metric horsepower (750 hp / 559 kW), but it should still land close to 700 hp (522 kW) in order to compete on the performance truck market.
Seeing a naked test vehicle like this is a sure sign that the premiere is a stone’s throw away.
Editor Andrew Raspopov