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.