The Ford F-150 Raptor R is Even More Powerful in 2024

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

The Ford F-150 Raptor is an impressive truck, but it spent a few sad years without a V8 option as the automaker opted for a less exciting but still powerful V6. That changed in recent years with the introduction of the new F-150 Raptor R, which sports a supercharged V8, and the truck is getting more power for 2024.

Ford announced that the Raptor R’s supercharged 5.2-liter V8 now makes 720 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. The 20-horsepower bump over last year’s truck is thanks to a new air intake design and revised engine tuning that gives it a broader torque curve. The standard Raptor’s twin-turbo V6 makes a still-healthy 450 horsepower and 510 pounds of torque.

The Raptor and Raptor R got a facelift for 2024 to match the standard F-150. It also got a new modular front bumper and Fox Live Valve shocks. Ford said the upgrades help bring the truck even closer to the desert racing trophy trucks it emulates.

Ford adding more power is an encouraging sign for gearheads, as Ram is discontinuing the also-V8-powered TRX at the end of the 2024 model year. That leaves Ford with the only factory muscle truck and muscle car on sale with the Mustang, as Stellantis also discontinued the Dodge Charger and Challenger.

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Dec 20, 2023

    Will the F150 Raptor turn into the "Mustang "of trucks?

    Challengers to both appear to come and go.

  • VoGhost VoGhost on Dec 20, 2023

    When the CyberTruck launched three weeks ago, all the commenters were saying that power in a pickup was meaningless. Now they gush. What changed?

    • Ajla Ajla on Dec 21, 2023

      All the commenters?

      If you are building a performance truck (Cyberbeast, RaptorR, etc.) then power is very important. But those trims are only a small part of overall volume. I think someone shopping at Big Horn, King Ranch, SR level cares less about acceleration.

  • Wjtinfwb Wjtinfwb on Dec 21, 2023

    I give Ford a lot of credit for the resources and development they pour into pick-ups and Mustang's. Consistently staying at least, a half-step ahead of their competition. I only wish they'd have siphoned off a bit of that enthusiasm into keeping a small and/or mid-sized sedan. Both Focus and Fusion were 90% there, Focus desperately needed a conventional or CVT automatic to replace the troublesome Power Shift and Fusion just needed a makeover after it's lengthy run. And before someone says nobody buys cars anymore, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Kia/Hyundai etc. all seem to do just fine with cars like Civic, Corolla, Sonata, K5, Camry and Accord. The Focus and Fusion were so close to being very competitive with this set, needed just some refinement and interior updates to claim a share of this market. Instead, Ford just abandoned a segment of the market, essentially conceding close to a million units of volume annually to competitors.

  • Calrson Fan Calrson Fan on Dec 21, 2023

    I love people that buy these toy trucks & then get on boating forums and ask how they can fix the squat problem when they hook their boat to the back of it. Simple. Pull off the radiator cap & drive real truck under it.

    • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Dec 22, 2023

      @Calrson Fan - I've seen a few standard F150 Raptors used as work trucks. It would be a decent choice if you spent a considerable amount of time on gravel roads with a light load.

      The worst overload I've seen was a 6.2 F150 Harley Davidson model pulling a 33 ft. camper trailer, box fully loaded, 2 adults and 2 kids in cab.