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2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Still Sounds Like a V6 Turbo

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This 2021 Ford Raptor Prototype Still Sounds Like a Turbo V6 (Spied in the Wild)
September 20, 2019
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2021 Ford Raptor prototype (photo by Kirk)
Here it is – the Ford Raptor prototype truck with disguised rear suspension (aka. the “street sweeper) is now testing in Colorado. We call it the “street sweeper” (named by MrTruck.com) because of its brush camouflage that hangs down below.

2021 Ford Raptor
Kirk is reporting that he heard a distinctive and familiar twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 exhaust note from this test truck. There is still hope that Ford will also add a V8 into the mix for the next Raptor, but this is not officially confirmed.

The industry is expecting Ford to update the F-150 Raptor for the 2021 model year, along with the redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 lineup. Other closeup images of the rear suspension on this test truck shows a clear lack of rear leaf springs. We think Ford is testing a five-link coil spring solid axle rear suspension.

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2021 Ford F-150 crew cab prototype (Photo: Nate W)

You can also see a redesigned dual exhaust system on this truck. The outlets on this test truck are a little smaller in diameter than on the current production truck. Also, the dual exhausts are able to be routed a little higher, so the pipes tuck closer to the rear bumper. In theory, this should give the updated Raptor truck a little better departure angle.

This rear suspension could also have a lot in common with the rear suspension design of the Ford Ranger Raptor – that is available in markets other than North America.
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Let's hope that the return to V8 power wasn't just a rumor.
 

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Let's hope that the return to V8 power wasn't just a rumor.
Does the rumor involve the GT500's 760hp Predator 5.2L V8? That would do nicely in the 2021 Raptor F150 :love:
 

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Does the rumor involve the GT500's 760hp Predator 5.2L V8? That would do nicely in the 2021 Raptor F150 :love:
This. A Raptor should have a V8 period.
 

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Does the rumor involve the GT500's 760hp Predator 5.2L V8? That would do nicely in the 2021 Raptor F150 :love:
The only rumor I've heard is V8 nothing specific. I don't think it would be the GT500 5.2L engine it is a niche line product not meant for full rate production.
 

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Let's hope that the return to V8 power wasn't just a rumor.
Why?
Have you ever driven one with the HO TT 3.5 450hp 510 ftlbs?
Try it you will like it.
 

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Yes I have and it was great but it's hard to beat the sound of a V8
 

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