2019 Ford F-150 Raptor New 7.0L V8 Engine

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor New 7.0L V8 Engine

Ford released the all new Raptor less than a year ago but it already looks like the company is about to release an update. So far the details are still scarce but it looks like the car will hit the market with the future 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor. The truck will come with an updated powertrain and likely a few changes to its running gear as well. The end result should be a faster and more aggressive vehicle that will allow Ford to maintain their domination on the full-size truck market. Even though the manufacturer decided to keep quiet so far, it looks like the future Raptor is well under development.


Latest news 2019 F-150 Raptor

There is currently a new Ford F-150 Raptor in the market. While less than 1 year old, it is already receiving some updates. They are expected to be revealed in the new 2019 release of this model. The brand’s engineers pledged to focus on ensuring a better driving experience. Therefore, improvements are expected on the model’s powertrain and suspension. Read on to discover what has already been updated in the new truck.

  • Better suspension

The new 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor has received some updates on its suspension system. The old model utilized stock Fox Racing suspension springs. However, these have been updated with brand new pressure pocket-solenoids on each spring. Furthermore, additional cords have been added to the shock absorbers.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
Image source: roadandtruck.com

In addition to these, the new model also has some new electronically-controlled ride height sensors. They are attached to the solenoids and make it possible for this new pick up truck to control the lift produced by the dampers. In addition to that, the sensors continually adjust the suspension as you drive. This results in infinite force handling zones. The company has named this new system Live Valve suspension.

  • Trail Control

Innovations for improving the driving experience on the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor do not stop at the wheel wells. The new pick up truck also has an innovative Trail Control button. It is situated above the infotainment system on the passenger’s side. The purpose of this button is to provide cruise-control during offroad driving.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
Image source: cnet.com – 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

Trail Control takes over the throttle and brake systems on the new model. The system automatically accelerates and decelerates the vehicle between 1mph and 20mph. As a result, all that the driver has to do is steer. Quite a versatile feature, it can be applied while going up or down a hill.

  • Aesthetic features

Majority of the updates that were performed on the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor involved improving the ride quality. However, a few aesthetic updates have also been performed. The FORD letters on the tailgate of the new model have been adjusted so as to make the logo stand out more. Doing so adds character to the already impressive pick-up truck.


It’s confirmed !!

According to official reports, it is confirmed that next year we can expect the new 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor with a much stronger engine, and it will be 7.0L V8. Ford’s Windsor, Ontario engine assembly plant is a place where a new engine will be produced.
What is characteristic of the new engine is that it will also feature Direct Injection, and will be mated to Ford / GM’s new 10-speed transmission. In which models can we expect this more powerful engine? Platinum and Raptor models will have the privilege of having a stronger and more demanding engine.
On the other hand, there is a big demand for the new F-150 Raptor but with the V8 engine. Lovers of this vehicle say that the old engine was too weak and unreliable. We are waiting for a new model to see its characteristics and how it will perform in tests.

Ford F-150 Raptor is available in the right-hand drive for the first time !!!

 

The British are not fans of large pick-up vehicles. Although from now on, the new F-150 Raptor is available in the right-hand drive, which does not mean much for the British market.

According to the telegraph.co.uk, this famous British newspaper does not recommend purchasing this vehicle. Otherwise, they say that this American pet is not at all practical for an average buyer on the island. No one disputes his extraordinary characteristics, but it is said that a more convenient and more versatile vehicle can be bought for the same amount of money.

Unless you want to impress neighbors with its appearance and size. We do not quite agree with this statement, and if its your hearts desire to own this beauty – go for it. – Update: 2/2/2018


Honestly? This Can Be Much Better !!

Ford F-150 Raptor tuned! No, it’s not a joke and we’ve seen this. Usually we see this with sport cars but never yet with the pickup. TRA-Kyoto, a renowned Japanese tuning garage, recently launched the “wide-body kit” prototype for the F-150 Raptor.

For now little is known, and besides new design the new model is waiting for some improved features. Regarding social networks feedback, we notice that the reactions are a bit polarizing and not everyone is delighted with this bold venture.

Ford Ranger is returning to the world’s car scene. The premiere is expected at the Detroit auto show. All that we loved on the old Ranger, comes back with a new model, but more advanced and more modern.

New Ranger takes over a lot of equipment and technology from the F-150, like Terrain Management System, popular FX off-road package, off-road-tuned shocks, all-terrain tires and more … – 1/16/2019

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
Image source: motorauthority.com – Ford F-150 wide-body kit
2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
Image source: motorauthority.com – wide-body kit for new F-150 Raptor

Ford F-150 – Detroit Auto Show 2018

2019 Ford F-150
Image source: autoweek.com

 

2019 Ford F-150
Image source: caranddriver.com

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Review

The new Raptor could get slightly beefier Fox racing shocks, likely different spring rates as well as new steel skid-plates.

Despite what some suggested, this is not going to be an entirely new model. Instead, the future 2019 version of the truck will be a mid-life update meant to get the Raptor back to the top of its class.

As most experts previously suggested, the truck will likely feature the same high strength steel chassis as before. However, the running gear might be new this time around. The new Raptor could get slightly beefier Fox racing shocks, likely different spring rates as well as new steel skid-plates.

All of these should allow it to be quite a bit more resilient in off-road without being much heavier than before. On top of that, the truck is likely going to benefit from new brakes which are a slightly issue with the ongoing model.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
Image source: caranddriver.com – 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Crew Cab

As before, the body will remain made out of aluminum. This lightweight material will give it the durability and flexibility it needs to succeed. The only real drawback of aluminum has to be its not the most repairable material out there.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor – Review and Off-Road Test


Release and Price

The price of the truck will likely hover around $52,000 for a base model.

Even though the manufacturer didn’t say much, it looks like the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor might hit the market some time in the early 2019. The price of the truck will likely hover around $52,000 for a base model with the higher end versions going for more than that.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
Image source: trucktrend.com – 2018 Ford Raptor

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Engine and Specs

One of the biggest changes to happen will be under the hood of the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor.

One of the biggest changes to happen will be under the hood of the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor. The older 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged V6 is likely here to stay. This should continue to provide 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque which is a respectable amount of power for this class.

However, the big change will be the addition of a new 7.0 liter naturally aspirated V8. This engine is currently under development but it is a well known fact it is a new DOHC mill. While the details are still scarce, the engine is likely going to make right around 500 to 550 horsepower and over 500 lb-ft of torque.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Infographic

Even though this is not considerably more than the V6, it should be quite a bit more impressive as it will make that power higher up the rev-range. The engine will be quite a match for this truck and it will likely make the Raptor one of the most fun to drive trucks on the market.


Colors

Ruby Red, Shadow Black, Magnetic Grey, Race Red, Lead Foot Grey, Lighting Blue, Ingot Silver

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
Image source: autoguide.com – 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Engine

As before, the gearbox will be a 10 speed automatic which will drive all four wheels via Ford’s great four wheel drive system. The truck might also feature a few new things like electronic limited slip differentials and possibly a crude torque vectoring system.


Competition

Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Tundra, RAM 1500, Nissan Titan


Redesign

For now it looks like the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor is not going to be all that different from its predecessor.

For now it looks like the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor is not going to be all that different from its predecessor. We can expect it to boast roughly the same front end with the large Ford badge and the blacked out exterior inserts.

The big difference will likely be the hood. If the rumors are correct then the truck equipped with the new V8 engine will feature a massive hood scoop. This should allow the new engine to breathe better while also giving it a ram-air effect.

The interior on the other hand will likely remain unchanged, at least when it comes to the general feel. However, some did say the truck will get a new steering wheel, possibly a new infotainment system and likely a new set of materials.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
Image source: youtube – 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor interior

A version with the interior fully wrapped in Alcantara is also a real possibility. We also hope for it to get new seats, possibly Recaro, but unfortunately Ford didn’t say much about this just yet.


Safety

2018 Ford F-150 2WD Reg Cab 6.5' Box XLSafety features
Air Bag Frontal Passengeryes
Air Bag Passenger Switch (On/Off)no
Air Bag Side Body Frontyes
Air Bag Side Body Rearno
Air Bag Side Head Rearno
Brakes-ABSyes
Traction Controlyes
Night Visionno
Parking Aidno
Back-Up Camerayes

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
Image source: autoevolution.com – 2017 Raptor at Detroit auto show

Video

2018 Ford F 150 RAPTOR SuperCrew 4X4

Comparison

2018 Toyota Tacoma vs 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor

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