Exciting news, the upcoming 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor is getting a new V8 powertrain replacing the aging twin-turbo V6. After the renderings of the new truck, we collected some important details about the next redesign. According to our reliable source, the forthcoming Raptor will be drastically changed compared to the outgoing model.
First of all, this truck is more aggressive, and it features a new front fascia. If we can believe to the newly-released renderings, Ford Ranger Raptor will bring plenty of novelties. Generally, the most exciting news is that it would be powered by the same V8 engine that powers the Mustang GT model.
2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Exterior
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The upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor from the renderings looks heavily outfitted with a new off-roading equipment. Basically, it comes with an entirely new front fascia that looks more aggressive. It features a new massive grille and FORD lettering in the middle. Also, headlights are reshaped and now are more stylish and visible.
Overall, the design is boosted, and we must admit, Blue Oval did a great job. The new Ford Ranger Raptor should also have higher ground clearance, larger tires, skid plates, Fox performance shocks, an electronically locking differential, and more.
We heard plenty of rumors regarding the interior of the upcoming 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor. Inside, the Blue Oval will probably spruce Raptor with more quality materials and hard plastics. Basically, we can expect much better comfort and leather and microsuede upholstery. The Ranger Raptor will be most likely available in form as a crew-cab body with a five-foot cargo box.
We are assuming that it will host a new 8.0-inch touchscreen with Ford’s latest Sync 4 infotainment software. Also, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, remote start, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto are standard features. The widebody Ranger will offer optionally built-in navigation and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system along with various features.
2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Engine Specs
The new V8 powertrain will most likely power the latest 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor. From some rumors, the new truck will use the same engine as the Mustang GT. That means we could see the supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that pumps out around 700+ horses. However, the Raptor is the most robust truck and is much heavier than the Mustang. So, it may not achieve the same output.
The current Ford Raptor comes with the 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 under the hood that makes 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. However, we must wait just a little more to see what the Raptor can do when it emerges later this year.
2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Release Date and Price
If we can believe to renderings, the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor will be a much better-designed truck than the previous generation. On top of that, it might finally get the V8 powertrain that it deserves.
According to speculations, the redesigned version will also reach U.S. soil later this year. Ford hasn’t said how much it would cost, but we can expect some slight price increase.