Ford has built the incredible F-series into the best-selling truck in America for the past few years and will likely do so for years to come. Ford desired to make the best possible off-roading version of the F-150 they could build back in 2017 and they delivered. Since then the Ford Raptor has continued to deliver year after year and does so again in 2023 with its most powerful year yet. The only downside you will ever hear about the huge F-150 Raptor, is just that, its size. The Ford F-150 Raptor is the biggest off-roading pickup you can get and makes for tough parking and driving on streets sometimes. That is okay though because the F-150 Raptor definitely feels more at home out in the desert or on the rocks than in a crowded street. The F-150 Raptor is the best off-roading truck your money can buy, and we're here to show you why.
What is New in 2023?
- New Raptor R Package or “Trim”
- 700 horsepower 5.2 liter V-8 engine
- Raptor R badging throughout the cabin and exterior
- Stiffer springs and tuned dampers
- Carbon fiber accents in the cabin and throughout the exterior
What are the engines available on the 2023 Ford Raptor?
The new engine is what we want to talk about for as much time as we can. This engine comes straight from a Shelby GT500. As mentioned above it is a 5.2 liter V-8 engine, outputting a crazy 700 horses of power. This is the most powerful a Raptor has ever been, it is exclusive to the Raptor R trim though and does come to the tune of an extra $30,000 on top of the already high priced Raptor trim. Depending on how much power you want this engine may well be worth every cent. It gets 450 horses out of one of Ford’s EcoBoost engines, with 6 cylinders displacing 3.5 liters. This engine is one of the F series more powerful engines and does a fine job itself of getting you around in the desert and at speed. The Raptor might be huge, but it is designed for speed and for fun. This is the ultimate desert machine and nothing really comes close to outperforming the mighty F-150 Raptor.
What does the interior feature on the Ford Raptor?
The Raptor is the F-150 on steroids inside and outside. The interior features leather throughout and Raptor badging as well. Suede accents are present on the seats and throughout the cabin. The interior features highlight orange stitching in honor of the favored Raptor color. The Raptor also does a great job at combining upscale modern with rugged athletic ability. The interior of the Raptor cannot be overstated, it makes every other F series feel a little small by comparison.
The Ford F-150 Raptor is here, and it is here to take names. The names of every other F-150 trim and the names of every other truck in the market. The Raptor is an extremely fast vehicle on top of offering all of the luxury that Ford has to offer. The F-150 Raptor is the most powerful Raptor yet.