There is a new F-150  on sale for 2021, and that indicates a new F-150 Raptor must also be arriving quickly.

Prototypes for the new Raptor have been spotted for more than a yr and Ford has confirmed we’ll see it for 2021. The wait most likely will not be as well significantly longer as Automobile and Driver reported final week that the covers will come off on February three.

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor spy shots – Photograph credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Although a reveal this Feb. is not uncommon for a 2021 motor vehicle, Automobile and Driver also reported that two versions of the new Raptor are set to debut, and one particular of them will pack a V-eight.

In accordance to the magazine, there will be a normal Raptor matching the present model’s three.five-liter twin-turbocharged V-six, as effectively as a new Raptor R variety-topper with a V-8—specifically Ford’s Predator five.two-liter supercharged V-eight which in the Mustang Shelby GT500 spits out 760 horsepower. The engine is most likely to be detuned in the Raptor, however it must even now have what it will take to give the 702-hp Ram 1500 TRX a scare.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 supercharged 5.2-liter V-8

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 supercharged five.two-liter V-eight

Interestingly, Automobile and Driver also reported that Raptor followers might have a third option in the type of a hybrid, a possible Raptor PowerBoost. The most recent F-150 has a hybrid powertrain branded PowerBoost, which pairs a three.five-liter twin-turbo V-six with an electrical motor for a mixed 430 hp. That may possibly not sound like significantly but the powertrain also dishes out 570 pound-feet of torque, which is up substantially from the present Raptor’s 510 lb-ft.

In every single situation, a ten-velocity automated and sophisticated 4-wheel-drive program must be normal. Of program there will also be a sophisticated suspension setup for higher-velocity off-street driving. Appear for the electronically managed Fox shocks that had been additional for 2019, in blend with a new coil spring setup at the rear as an alternative of the present model’s leaf springs. The coil spring setup must boost the dynamics however it stays to be observed if there are any setbacks in load carrying capability.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

There will also be aggressive appears, thanks to distinctive front and rear fascias and pumped fenders. These fenders will residence 35-inch BFGoodrich K02 all-terrain tires.

The growth of Ford’s most recent F-150 variety will not finish with the new Raptor. Also in the operates is a completely electrical F-150 that Ford stated will be prepared by the middle of following yr.