The only Ford F-150 variant that was absent when the significantly redesigned 2021 model was revealed was the desert-rampaging Raptor. But fear not, it’s on its way and we’ve got a sneak peek courtesy of F150Gen14.com, a forum for the new generation of Ford trucks. Both images show the Raptor’s front clip in white body and in a computer-aided design (CAD) rendering.
The blank body photo shows Ford is adding another touch of flair to the front fenders beyond just widening them. The top section flares outward and tapers toward the trailing edge where it ends in great ventilation. Underneath is the wheel arch, which according to the CAD drawing will have a huge plastic flare as wide as the top of the fender.
Other parts of the new Raptor look more or less as expected. The grille is more built-in with the headlights, as with the regular F-150s. The center bar will consist of the word “FORD,” and the top of the grille hides the government-required amber indicator lights. The hood also appears to have a plastic insert for a bit more visual aggression.
We hope to see the new Raptor sometime next year. Rumor has it that Ford will offer at least one limited edition model with a supercharged V8 version of the GT500 to take on the Ram TRX. It can be paired with a high-performance version of the standard F-150’s 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 hybrid powertrain and PowerBoost. The standard PowerBoost already makes 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet. We bet Ford could get more out of it, especially since it’s closely related to the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 in the current Raptor.