Ford Motor unveiled its next-generation F-150 Raptor. The harder-core Raptor will be called the Raptor R. The most notable differences from the previous generation are new 12-inch driver cockpit and center-control screens.The series will have the addition of a new model with a V-8 engine which will be capable capable of 702 horsepower and 650 foot-pounds of torque. Its top speed is 118 mph (limited by its off-road tires) and can reach 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. “Beyond being a halo product, which is fantastic, it is a very strong business for us from a margin perspective, money perspective,” said Kumar Galhotra, Ford’s president of the Americas & international markets.
The Raptor is based on the Ford’s regular F-150 pickup but loaded with an array of off-road and performance features – from a new five-link suspension system to massive 35-inch or 37-inch tires. t’s also larger than the regular model. The current Raptor starts at about $55,000 but can top more than $75,000 with upgrades. The new Raptor will be powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 twin-turbo engine and features four exhaust modes with different noise levels: quiet, normal, sport and Baja.