2023 Ford F-150 Raptor Colour, Interior And Rumour – Nonetheless, it is worth noting this added cash also nets purchasers more tools, which includes a heated steering wheel, second-row heated seats, the Ahead Sensing System,

a power tilt and telescoping steering column with memory operate, B&O Unleashed sound system with 18 speakers, universal garage door opener. Ford once offered not one, but two 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor with a V8 engine,

and then in what felt like a cruel move took them from us, replacing them with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 truck. Well, finally the world has been brought into balance, as a V8 is back. And holy crap is it powerful.

The company announced that a new top-tier V8 Raptor was on the way when the standard third generation F-150 Raptor broke cover in early 2023, but at the time they offered very little information to pore over otherwise.

Now, after roughly a year and half of rumors and speculation, we’ve got all of the official details on what’s in store for Ford’s latest and greatest off-road pickup. Ford on Monday unveiled the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor.

Under the hood is a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 that Ford first used on the Mustang Shelby GT500. In this truck, it makes a properly ludicrous 700 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. That’s just 2 hp and 10 lb-ft under the Ram 1500 TRX.

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor Specs

Ford adds the mega-horsepower 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor for 2023. The Raptor R uses a 700-hp supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 Predator engine from the Mustang GT500.

Underneath, a 9.75-inch rear axle with an electronically controlled locking rear differential with a 4:10:1 ratio will come standard. The standard 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor engine will be powered by the familiar 3.5-liter twin-turbo high-output EcoBoost V-6 of past models.

We expect high-performance updates like a widened exhaust system, a powerful heat extractor for optimal cooling, and at least 450 horsepower.

The new engine is a modified version of DOHC V8 used in the latest Mustang Shelby GT500, an all-aluminum 5.2-liter mill with a cross-plane crankshaft that’s paired up with a 2.7-liter Roots-type Eaton supercharger.

Ford wanted this powerplant to deliver big horsepower and high revs in the Mustang, but low and mid-range torque is a higher priority for a truck like the F-150 Raptor. If that’s not enough for you, just wait. The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor is an even bigger predator.

It uses a 700-hp version of the supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 from the Shelby GT500, but with 640 pound-feet of torque. Every Raptor rides on a sophisticated suspension that includes larger internal-bypass dampers and a five-link rear coil-spring setup.

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor Engine
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor Engine

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor Transmissions

Which is the operating range that Ford says customers use most often. A 10-speed automatic transmission is standard, delivering power to all four wheels,

and Ford beefed up the torque converter to better deliver that power when and where it’s needed. Ford didn’t give any 0-to-60 times, but it has to be pretty close to the TRX’s 4.5-second time.

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor Towing Capacity

The F-150 Raptor can tow even more than the version it replaces. Its maximum payload and conventional tow ratings both increase by 200 pounds to 1400 and 8200 pounds, respectively.

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor Design

The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor is available with optional carbon-fiber interior accents and more aggressively bolstered Recaro front buckets.

The high-flying pickup will no longer be offered in the extended cab (a.k.a. SuperCab) body style. At least the SuperCrew crew cab version offers more back-seat space. It pairs with a 5.5-foot cargo box.

Combined with some massive coil springs, the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor offers 13 inches of wheel travel in the front and 14.1 inches in the rear. Standard ground clearance is an impressive 13.1 inches,

and its standard 37-inch all-terrain tires should provide plenty of grip when the asphalt disappears. While the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor retains the vast majority of the standard Raptor’s suspension setup, there are a few tricks on hand.

The 37-inch BFG all-terrain tires that are optional on the V6 Raptor are standard tools here, and that means that the Raptor R offers 13.1 inches of ground clearance, 13 inches of wheel travel up front, 14.1 inches of wheel travel in the rear.

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor Design
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor Design

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor Future

Dominating the Raptor’s dashboard is a huge 12.0-inch touchscreen that supports the truck’s standard Sync 4 infotainment system. Along with the ability to interact with Amazon Alexa and receive over-the-air updates,

it features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. We also appreciate that Ford included physical volume and tuning knobs to complement the steering-wheel controls.

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor Price

The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor starts at $109,145. That’s about $27K more than a ’23 Raptor with the 37-inch-tire package, which has an $83,705 price tag with no other options. The MSRP of a 2023 Ford Raptor R is expected to be around $73,000, while the 2023 Ford Raptor starts at $64,445.