The awaited comeback of a V8 in the raptors has arrived! while the Raptor R could use the supercharged V-8 from the Mustang Shelby GT500, making more than 700 horsepower. The Raptor R will take on the 702-hp Ram 1500 TRX.
Something big was missing from the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor’s debut: the higher-performance Raptor that we spied earlier this year resonating with a powerful V-8 rumble. Ford did confirm, however, that it will be called the Raptor R, and it’ll arrive next year with its sights set on quickly going after the 702-hp Ram 1500 TRX.
Ford’s strongest answer to the TRX will be the Raptor R. It’s likely to be powered by a version of the Predator supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 that makes 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque in the Mustang Shelby GT500
The Article from Car and Driver goes more in depth on the Raptor R