Ford F-150 Raptor R Makes 20 Extra Horsepower for ‘24 Because Why NotDecember 20, 2023
We’re going to do our best to stray away from the predictable prehistoric puns that are all too easy to make about Ford’s F-150 Raptor pickup and instead tell it how it is. The 2024 F-150 Raptor R is getting 20 extra horsepower, now up to 720 total.
Power is still generated by an ear to ear grin-inducing 5.2-liter supercharged V8, similar to what’s found under the hood of the most recent Shelby GT500 Mustang. Here in the ‘24 Raptor R, the 5.2 has been updated to reduce air inlet losses, and an optimized calibration results in a wider torque curve, still laying down the same 640 lb-ft as before.
More power is always appreciated, though it’s hard to say the Raptor R really needed it. When we Road Tested a ‘23 R earlier this year, we concluded that it was as close as one could get to owning an actual Trophy Truck. Ready to take on trail and suburbia alike, it was already a tremendous leap in performance from the first F-150 Raptor, which debuted 14 years ago. That truck saw a 5.4-liter V8 making 310 horsepower and an available 6.2-liter V8 kicking things up to 411 horses.
These days, the mainline Raptor (minus the “R”) is powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6, cranking out 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque– still impressive bumps when compared to those original baja blasters. No V8 is a little bit of a bummer for some, but we promise that twin-turbo V6 gets the adrenaline pumping plenty. And your financial advisor will give you a little less grief for picking one up, starting at $79,975. Stuffing the supercharged 5.2 under the hood and tacking an ‘R’ onto the end hikes the price up about $31,000, starting at $111,550.
Trucks like this, while still capable of doing truck things, have far transcended the boundaries of the traditional pickup role. That’s not an insult or a complaint– just an observation. You buy a Raptor because you want to go full-send, and to that we say: long live the prehistoric age.