It's shaping up to be a rough year for Ford's top-selling nameplate — the redesigned F-series pickup — because of chronic microchip shortages that have upended output, inventory and U.S. sales (down 7.9 percent through August). But the latest Ford F-150 Raptor is anything but forgettable. The first F-150 Raptor created the extreme performance pickup segment some 12 years ago.
The 2021, third-generation F-150 Raptor is equipped with an exclusive rear suspension, upgraded Fox racing shocks, available 37-inch tires and a host of connected technologies designed to enhance the performance pickup.
The Raptor's 450-hp, 510 pound-feet twin-turbo V-6 can't top the Ram's TRX's 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 rated at 702-hp. But the Raptor R is on deck for 2022, with a V-8 to directly square up against the TRX. We've collected some early Raptor reviews.