The Ford Raptor is among the most gnarly off-road pickup vehicles you should buy from the dealership right now. You possibly can slap a license plate on it and instantly go run the Baja 1000 with none modifications—other than security gear—and win. That is how superior it's. It additionally sells tremendously effectively, which is why Ram is bringing the Insurgent TRX to market before later.
That Insurgent will likely be powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V-Eight, nicked straight from the Hellcat twins. No one exterior the corporate has pushed it but, nevertheless it's nearly assured to sound higher than the three.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that's within the Raptor. It is also anticipated to have extra grunt than the Raptor's 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. With as aggressive as Ford is, there is no method it'd let another person be the king of the section.
That is why a report from Automobile and Driver is sensible. Ford is seemingly engaged on placing a supercharged V-Eight into the Raptor. This engine can be the identical 5.2-liter that is within the upcoming Shelby GT500 tremendous Mustang, and in that software, it is anticipated to make over 700 horsepower.
Will it make that quantity of energy within the Raptor, ought to it go within the pickup? Possibly. When the Insurgent TRX idea debuted on the Texas State Truthful a number of years again, it had the Hellcat engine however was detuned to 575 horsepower. Getting ready an engine to outlive the pains of desert off-roading is not straightforward.
The report additionally signifies that the truck will likely be at the least $15,000 costlier than the common Raptor. That places the beginning worth at practically $70,000 earlier than choices. Assuming choices are comparable, meaning the Raptor might edge $100,000 with all the choice packing containers checked.
That is rather a lot for a pickup truck, for certain, however Ford can have a look at the gross sales historical past of the Raptor for steerage. It is had a 5.Four-liter V-Eight. It is had a 6.2-liter V-Eight. It is had a turbocharged V-6. They promote all at MSRP or increased. Used ones command a premium. They do not even supply a reduction to Ford staff to purchase one.
They usually promote each single one they make. Identical to they might in the event that they introduced this truck to manufacturing.