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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