Once a small niche of the automotive world, a large fanbase today. Yes, we are talking about off-road performance trucks, the segment that is becoming more and more popular every year. Therefore, it’s no wonder that such versions aren’t reserved for just compact and half-ton pickup trucks anymore. These days, there are several off-roaders in the heavy-duty segment as well, and the latest reports suggest there will be even more of them. When it comes to Blue Oval company, there is currently a Tremor package available, but it looks like Ford designers are about to go full throttle. Yes, we are talking about the 2021 Ford F-250 Raptor.
At this point, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. However, our reliable sources suggest that this could happen pretty soon. Moreover, there’s even a chance to see this model in the form of a concept already this year. If it arrives, we know for sure it will come with loads of upgrades, with several off-road features, similar to those found in the legendary F-150 Raptor model. Naturally, we expect on some unique styling details as well, while the powertrain is still a mystery.
2021 Ford F-250 Raptor Design and Features
When it comes to base design characteristics, this model will be heavily based on the standard F-250 model. Still, you may count on a plethora of upgrades, especially when it comes to off-road hardware. The exact details are yet to come, but we presume that the list of features will be even longer compared to the currently most capable version caller Tremor. This model comes with goodies like locking rear differential, front limited-slip differential, upgraded suspension, off-road tires, skid plates, several off-road drive modes, low-speed transfer case, hill descent control and many more. So, we would expect all this in the 2021 Ford F-250 Raptor, plus a few more additions.
Most likely, we would see the 2021 Ford F-250 Raptor Concept first, but we are pretty sure this version wouldn’t be too different compared to the production version that would come later. Naturally, there would be a plethora of exclusive styling details, which would emphasize the model’s off-road character. One of the first things that come to mind is the blacked grille, just like the one on F-150 Raptor. Furthermore, we would expect different bumpers, which would look more aggressive, but also feature different shapes in order to provide better approach and departure angles. Furthermore, we would expect to see exclusive color options in the offer, as well as unique wheels equipped with off-road tires.
When it comes to cab styles, we presume that the 2021 Ford F-250 Raptor would come in a crew cab layout only. More details about the styling will be known once we get some 2021 Ford F-250 Raptor spy photos.
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2021 Ford F-250 Raptor would probably come in a crew cab layout only. This means we would see a capable off-roader that also offers plenty of space on the inside, with two spacious and comfortable rows of seats.
When it comes to the dashboard design and general cabin layout, we expect to see a familiar design, filled up with a couple of exclusive details. This particularly refers to things like exclusive upholstery and materials, as well as color schemes. Furthermore, we could see sportier seats, along with a few more sporty details. As this is going to be one of the most expensive models in the lineup, there’s no doubt that the list of standard equipment will be pretty long, especially in terms of tech goodies.
2021 Ford F-250 Raptor Engine
This is definitely one of the most intriguing parts of the possible 2021 Ford F-250 Raptor. The standard model is available with three powertrain options, but we are pretty sure that the base unit will be skipped this time. An optional 7.3-liter V8 seems like the proper choice, with a max output of 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. Others believe that a well-known Power Stroke turbodiesel could be a great choice as well, with its magnificent 1.050 pound-feet of torque.
Still, the most interesting prediction is the one that suggests a completely new engine option for this occasion. Some believe that could be the V8 from Shelby GT500, but others even speculate about the possible upgrade of the 7.3-liter unit. It would get a Supercharge, which would provide a huge increase in power and torque. In both cases, the max output could easily go over 700 horsepower.
2021 Ford F-250 Raptor Release Date
At this point, the 2021 Ford F-250 Raptor is just a rumor. Some believe that the concept version could appear already this year, but the officials are still quiet. Of course, Ram Power Wagon would be the key competitor.