2021 FORD RAPTOR IN RICHMOND, BC
Fully redesigned the all-new F-150 Raptor boosts its off-road capability with all-new five-link rear suspension featuring improved wheel travel, electronically controlled next-generation FOX™ shocks with Live Valve™ technology, plus first-in-class available 37-inch tires to tackle tougher terrain on.
The F-150 Raptor is reengineered with an all-new five-link rear suspension developed specifically for Raptor, designed to deliver more control and power to the ground with greater confidence over rough terrain at high speeds.
The five-link rear suspension features extra-long trailing arms to better maintain axle position on rough terrain, a Panhard rod and 24-inch coil springs. The suspension design combined with more sophisticated engine management software means the truck can put more torque to the rear wheels for quicker starts off the line, faster acceleration and better throttle responsiveness while simultaneously delivering comfort, stability, handling, control, and traction at speed.
Next-generation FOX™ Live Valve™ internal bypass shocks with state-of-the-art electronic control technology offers position-sensitive damping adjustability
2021 RAPTOR DESIGN
The 2021 Raptor is available with either 35-inch or 37-inch tires – the largest factory-fitted to a production light-duty full-size pickup.
The specially designed BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires offer maximum traction and handling. Wearing 35-inch tires, Raptor clears 12-inch obstacles with an approach angle of 31 degrees, maximum departure angle of 23.9 degrees and breakover angle of 22.7 degrees.
A Raptor with 37-inch tires features 13.1 inches of running clearance, 33.1 degrees of approach angle, a maximum 24.9 degrees of departure angle and 24.4 degrees of breakover angle. 4×4 enthusiasts and nomadic adventurers alike will appreciate the outstanding wheel travel with 35-inch tires, reaching 14 inches at the front and 15 inches at the rear – 25 percent more travel than the first-generation Raptor. Three different 17-inch wheels are available, two with beadlock capability – all designed for maximum strength and great looks
2021 RAPTOR Performance
Every 2021 F-150 Raptor comes with a new connected experience that can deliver potential features like shareable digital trail maps; plus, there’s SYNC® 4 with cloud-connected navigation and voice search as well as the FordPass mobile app to check on your truck remotely, control the truck’s lights from your phone and more.
The Raptor is also equipped with FordPass Connect – a mobile app that can lock or unlock the vehicle from almost anywhere, check tire pressures and fuel level, as well as allow control of new features like Zone Lighting, Trailer Theft Alert, Trailer Light Check and available Pro Power OnboardTM.
The available 360-degree camera package provides an in-cabin view of obstacles around the exterior of the truck, with the front view offering a real-time tire track overlay to dynamically show the path of the wheels ahead to reduce the need to stop for spotter guidance. Standard SYNC® 4 includes more natural voice control as well as real-time mapping and customizable information on demand.
Owners can wirelessly connect smartphones without a USB cord for seamless integration of Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ compatibility, as well as SYNC AppLink® apps. The soundtrack to every adventure is provided by an available 18-speaker B&O Unleashed sound system by Bang & Olufsen.
The all-new Raptor is equipped with a third-generation twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost® high-output engine delivering torque low in the rev range. It features state-of-the-art turbos and 10.5:1 compression ratio as well as new high-power fans built into the cooling system to ensure intense off-roading sessions are well worth the trip.
The high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine delivers better low-end torque, enables greater maximum towing, and increased maximum payload capability, and class-exclusive active valve dual exhaust for throatier engine sound. A new three-inch equal-length exhaust system features a patent-pending built-in X-pipe, which can configure four sound level modes – Quiet, Normal, Sport and Baja.
The Ford-built 10-speed automatic transmission upgraded with next-generation controls is bolted to an innovative torque-on-demand transfer case. A standard electronic locking rear differential and available TORSEN® front limited-slip differential are fitted with 4:10 final drive ratios. Maximum payload increases by 200 pounds, to 1,400 pounds, while maximum towing also increases 200 pounds, to 8,200 pounds of conventional towing compared to the previous generation.
Available only in SuperCrew configuration on a 145-inch wheelbase, the Raptor features a fully boxed high-strength steel frame with a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy and composite body.
The more capable suspension, stronger, taller shock towers and rear control arm mounting points serve to withstand punishing off-road use. A rugged, aggressive exterior advances the signature design of F-150 Raptor. Completely redesigned, the distinctive front emphasizes the truck’s width with a machine-tough look featuring a power dome hood with blacked-out grille and headlights that stretch fender to fender.
A wider front skid plate offers greater coverage side-to-side and extends protection forward. Durable steel front and rear bumpers are built for the tough terrain one will encounter while off-road, with the rear bumper retaining the high-clearance design that tucks the dual exhaust tips high up against the truck. Available Rigid™ off-road lighting mounted in the front bumper helps drivers illuminate even the darkest night. Class-exclusive Pro Power Onboard™, gives the ability to use the Raptor as a mobile generator.
The Raptor can be ordered with an available 2.0 kilowatts of exportable output to run power tools, camp lights and other equipment, providing more exportable power than any light-duty full-size pickup competitor.
A new standard and customizable 12-inch digital gauge cluster features a large information-on-demand area with Raptor-specific graphics and animations, off-road data, and turn-by-turn navigation.
A customizable new 12-inch center screen is standard, allowing ability to split the screen and control multiple functions simultaneously, including navigation, music, or truck features. The Terrain Management System’s seven selectable drive modes allow customers to choose the setting best suited to driving conditions, including Slippery, Tow/Haul, Sport, Normal, Off-Road, Baja and Rock Crawl. Drive modes adjust steering feel, transfer case behavior, stability control, active valve exhaust, active damping system, throttle mapping and transmission shift points, as well as the display on the digital gauge cluster.
Standard Trail 1-Pedal Drive helps make extreme off-road driving like rock crawling easier. In harsh trail situations, a driver typically must use both pedals, modulating throttle and brake simultaneously to advance the truck.
The truck applies the brakes proportionally as the driver lifts from the accelerator. The Raptor also comes with standard Trail Control, which operates like cruise control for off-road use.