By on June 3, 2021

Raptor

Lost in all the Maverick talk there is some Ford Raptor news. Could it be that the Maverick is getting a Raptor trim?

Nah, brah. At least, not officially as of yet. Instead, the Raptor returns with … the same amount of power as it had before.

That’s it. That’s the tweet.

Motor1 is reporting, via FordAuthority, that the brand’s 2021 RV and towing guide shows that the 3.5-liter EcoBoost turbo V6 will continue to make 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, though the peak horsepower will come on a bit higher, at 5,850 rpm instead of 5,000. Peak torque will be slightly more accessible at 3,000 rpm, instead of 3,500.

As has already been reported, the truck is slated to be able to tow 8,200 pounds, with a max payload of 1,400 pounds.

If you’re disappointed that power hasn’t increased, keep in mind a 700+ horsepower Raptor R is on the way.

And keep the flame burning for a Maverick Raptor, because that just plain sounds fun.

[Image: Ford]

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12 Comments on “Big Ford Raptor News Confirmed?...”


  • avatar
    ajla

    “And keep the flame burning for a Maverick ST, because that just plain sounds fun.”

    Fixed it for you.

  • avatar
    EX35

    Meh, I’ll stick with the upcoming tundra 3.5TT. Had the base Raptor had 500+HP, I would have considered it.

  • avatar
    Lumia

    It’s the first new truck I’ve considered buying in years. I no longer need the versatility of my Fullsize and the 13MPG average I pull has done me no favors over the years.

    Probably going directly for the Hybrid model and hoping this can be a 15 year truck like my current truck.

  • avatar
    ChevyIIfan

    “the truck is slated to be able to tow 8,200 pounds, with a max payload of 1,400 pounds.”

    With a max payload of 1400 lbs, you won’t be able to safely tow more about a 6,000 lb GVW travel trailer with a family (6000 lbs @ 13% tongue weight is 780 lbs + 100 lbs for a WDH + say 400 lbs of family+ 150 lbs of tools and camping gear such as grills, bikes, chairs and the like) puts you over payload limits. That’s a 20′ trailer. And the vast majority of Raptors won’t have close to that much payload, as that is for the lowest level raptor they make without a single extra option.

    Nope, the Raptor does many things well, but towing a travel trailer is not something it should really ever be doing.

  • avatar
    IH_Fever

    Raptor all the things!

  • avatar
    tonycd

    Maverick is truthfully a much better name for a truck than it was for the sh*tbox cmpact car it was originally used for.

    That said, I’m stil a bit mystified why Ford would choose to resurrect a rather undistinguished chapter in their history by reminding people about it. Maybe they simply figure most of the target market doesn’t remember it at all, it’s a cool-sounding name and they own it, so what the hell?

  • avatar

    A have no idea what Maverick you are talking about. I know Falcon, Pinto, Escort, Focus but Maverick – it associates for me with Top Gun which is a cool name for truck.

  • avatar

    A have no idea what Maverick you are talking about. I know Falcon, Pinto, Escort, Focus but Maverick – it associates for me with Top Gun which is a cool name for truck.

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