The current generation of Ford’s Super Duty models is expected to remain in production for a couple of more years. Therefore, the Blue Oval company is working on new methods to keep these models competitive on the market. Of course, one of the first things that come to mind is a hi-performance version. At this point, Ram Power Wagon is the only HD truck that comes in such a layout, so it would definitely be great to see Ford’s response. That response would probably be the 2021 Ford F-250 Raptor.
At this point, we don’t know too many details about this version. Moreover, such a performer is nothing more but a rumor at the moment and we are eagerly waiting to hear something from the officials. Therefore, keep the following paragraphs with a dose of the reserve.
2021 Ford F-250 Raptor Design
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is all those upgrades we can see on the light-duty raptor. The base layout will remain untouched and this will be essentially a classic F-250 pickup truck. Still, we count on loads of upgrades, particularly in terms of chassis, suspension and brakes. Logically, we expect to see a new suspension setup, probably some FOX shocks and similar things, which would provide more suspension travel, higher ground clearance and similar things. Still, we presume that the company won’t go too far with these off-road upgrades, as keeping high towing capacity ratings also seems really important.
Some visual changes are expected as well and we presume the 2021 Ford F-250 Raptor would take a lot of inspiration from the F-150 Raptor model, which means loads of blacked details, a new grille with “Ford” lettering and similar things. Naturally, we count on big Super Duty wheels and even bigger tires mounted on them.
When it comes to interior design, we could presume a couple of upgrades in terms of the upholstery, trimming and similar things. Still, the overall cabin layout should remain the same and we presume that crew cab designs would be reserved for 2021 Ford F-250 Raptor. Naturally, we would see a little bit of sportier seats, as well as unique color schemes. Furthermore, we count on a couple of exclusive additions to the list of standard equipment, while the list of tech goodies should include all the essentials, including touchscreen interface and all kinds of smartphone connectivity features. The list of safety features should be pretty decent as well.
2021 Ford F-250 Raptor Engines
Although it’s still early for the exact details and specs, our predictions are that the 2021 Ford F-250 Raptor will be available with both gasoline and diesel engine in the offer. Most likely, base versions will come with the company’s new 7.3-liter V8 engine, which puts out around 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque and comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Some sources suggest that the diesel version will be offered as well. That would mean a well-known 6.7-liter turbodiesel under the hood, which puts out around 475 horsepower and 1.050 pound-feet of torque. This engine also comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Ford F-250 Raptor Release Date and Price
The 2021 Ford F-250 Raptor is just a rumor at the moment, so you should take this article with a big reserve. Still, there are some reports that suggest the new model could hit the market sometime in the next year. Although it is still early for price estimations, we thing the new version would probably go around 60-65.000 dollars. As you may presume, Ram Power Wagon will be one of key competitors.