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The 2024 Ford F-150 Raptor R Roars with 720 HP

05 Jan 2024
  • What are the specifications of the 2024 Ford F-150 Raptor R?
  • What are the exterior design features of the 2024 Ford F-150 Raptor R?

In the ever-evolving realm of high-performance trucks, Ford has once again taken the lead with the release of the 2024 F-150 Raptor R. This powerhouse of a pickup has undergone a mild refresh for the new model year, but the real story lies beneath the hood, where a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 now churns out an astonishing 720 horsepower. This not only marks a 20-horsepower increase over its predecessor but also surpasses the outgoing Ram 1500 TRX by a notable 18 horsepower, firmly establishing the Raptor R as the new king of the gas-powered pickup hill.

Power Boost and Technical Marvels

Power Boost and Technical Marvels

Ford engineers have fine-tuned the Raptor R's supercharged V8 to achieve this impressive power boost. The key contributors to the increased output include a new engine calibration and strategic modifications to reduce air inlet losses. The latter involves alterations to the hood and body close-out panel, optimizing airflow to the air filter. The result is a commanding 720 horsepower and a broader torque curve.

Derived from the 5.2-liter mill found in the Mustang Shelby GT500, which boasted a remarkable 760 horsepower, the Raptor R's engine has been masterfully adapted for a truck application. When the V8-powered Raptor R first made waves in 2022 with 700 horsepower, Ford emphasized improvements in low-end power tailored for truck use, albeit at the expense of peak output. Now, it seems that Ford's engineering team has successfully struck a balance between low-end power and peak performance.

Exterior and Interior Enhancements

Exterior and Interior Enhancements

While the power upgrade steals the spotlight, the 2024 Raptor R receives a subtle facelift, featuring new headlights with daytime LEDs forming a distinctive half-square design around the outside edge. The rear end sees the introduction of the Pro Access Tailgate on select trim levels, adding a touch of functionality to the rugged aesthetics.

Inside the cabin, the Raptor R remains largely unchanged, maintaining its driver-centric design and focus on off-road capability. However, a notable addition is the optional heads-up display, making its debut in the F-150 family. This technology provides crucial information directly within the driver's line of sight, enhancing safety and convenience.

Suspension Upgrades and Varied Options

Suspension Upgrades and Varied Options

In addition to the power boost, the 2024 Raptor R features new dual-valve Fox shocks, further refining its off-road prowess. These shocks contribute to an enhanced ride and improved handling, ensuring that the Raptor R is not only a powerhouse in terms of power but also excels in tackling challenging terrains.

For those seeking a more budget-friendly option, Ford continues to offer less-expensive F-150s equipped with a standard 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, generating a respectable 325 horsepower. This ensures that the F-150 lineup caters to a diverse range of preferences and needs.

With the unveiling of the 2024 F-150 Raptor R and its staggering 720 horsepower, Ford has once again asserted its dominance in the high-performance pickup segment. Outclassing the outgoing Ram TRX in terms of power, the Raptor R combines cutting-edge technology, refined design, and off-road capabilities to create a formidable package. As the automotive landscape continues to evolve, the 2024 Ford F-150 Raptor R stands tall as a symbol of uncompromising power and performance in the world of gas-powered pickup trucks.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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