2021 Ford Raptor V8
2021 Ford Raptor V8 Despite being a sales success silly, the brilliant Ford Ranger Raptor’s 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine continues to grate with many enthusiasts. But the days of this cynicism could soon be over. According to a recent report from Australian publication Which Car, the Raptor is to inherit the 2021 V8 performance in the form of a 5.0-liter Coyote engine from the current Ford Mustang GT.
The report claims that the V8-powered Ranger Raptor will be developed in Australia in a project sanctioned by Ford Australia and carried out by “external engineering firms”. Currently, the Mustang GT Coyote V8 makes 339kW of power and 556Nm torque. This is a healthy step up from the 157kW/500Nm current Ranger Raptor, although of course it hasn’t been confirmed how much the Raptor is set to get.
The Raptor’s current powertrain is not particularly fast (especially on paved roads) and is in some respects relatively comparable to the 3.2-liter five-cylinder turbodiesel engine found elsewhere in the Ranger range. But what he does is play nifty support in off-road situations. The bi-turbo format means that torque and performance are always at hand despite the changing surfaces and inclinations and its off-road capabilities are something we praised both during its off-road launch in Darwin, Australia, and on home soil.
Therefore, replacing diesel with a V8 is likely to require a higher front-end load of the hang-up set-up; although it is worth noting that the Coyote engine is relatively light for the V8 – tipping the scales to just over 200 kg.
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It’s early, but maybe now is the best time for those who want 2021 Ford Raptor V8 to offer a V8-powered ute to the Aussies and Kiwis again through their fingers firmly. This pixel work renders visible style changes, although without also showcasing the back end of the wielder bed. Even so, the design of the headlights comes to complete styling the front grid – we will have to thank digital artist Mo Aoun for these pixels. Oh, and you can easily compare this digital work with the current car that is displayed in the picture gallery above.
However, the most important changes for the restored Raptor should land on the technological front. For one, the spy shots showed prototypes without adjusting the leaf spring of the current model, although with the Blue Oval they have yet to confirm the transition to the coiled spring. Even if the Raptor switches to the second solution, the standard F-150 should retain its leaf springs, with Ford betting on assets such as better towing stability and load-balancing for others – the automaker has introduced a similar system for ranger and ranger raptor, with the latter featuring handling-improvement coil spring settings, unlike its core siblings.
Entering the reputation of the mill country, I must mention that some voices talking about the architecture of v8 make a comeback. So while the current Raptor has worked hard to convince rock enthusiasts that six cylinders and supercharging are sufficient, 2021 Ford Raptor V8 could borrow a supercharged 5.2-liter 2020,2020 Forkin 8-Liter Mustang For 2021 F-150 Raptor. Wishful thinking aside, with the approaching end of the life cycle of the current model, the blown V8 Raptor could be a suitable swan singing.
However, we must bear in mind that while the release of the revamped F-150 in 2020 is almost certain, the revised Raptor could keep us waiting until next year.
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