700 Horsepower 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Is Most Powerful Raptor Ever

Lamoureux Ford announces the new F-150 Raptor R - the fastest, most powerful, most extreme high-performance off-road desert Raptor yet!

July 18, 2022 | East Brookfield, MA

Lamoureux Ford is now taking orders for the most incredible F-150 ever made! The New 2023 F-150 Raptor is equipped with an all-new 5.2-liter supercharged V8 that cranks out 700 horsepower and 640 lb.-ft. of torque giving Massachusetts off-roading enthusiasts a vehicle that will tackle your most extreme adventure!

"Raptor R is our ultimate Raptor," said Carl Widmann, Ford Performance chief engineer. "When customers experience Raptor R in the desert and beyond, it will make the hairs on the back of their necks stand up - and they'll love every second of it."

The heart and soul of the new Raptor R is its supercharged V8 powerplant that was originally developed for the Mustang Shelby GT500, then optimized for off-road performance and Built Ford Tough durability to stand up to the extreme desert off-roading conditions that the Raptor was designed to take. The supercharger was recalibrated to optimize power at the low and mid-range to deliver the torque when its needed most in off-roading but still delivering high-speed performance on the open flats. The exhaust manifolds were upgraded to a cast stainless steel design and the oil pan was deepened in order to optimize oil cooling even on aggressive grades. Air intake volume was increased a massive 66% via a wider inlet and a higher-efficiency conical air filter, enabling the engine to breathe better in harsh conditions.

All three generations of F-150 Raptors were inspired by the extreme desert-racing trophy trucks that dominate the Baja 1000 - the legendary off-road motorsport race that draws competitors from all over the world. Ford performance engineers spent years putting high-performance trucks through extreme tests in the harshest conditions to arrive at what is the most fierce Raptor ever made. It was given a 10-speed SelectShift transmission with improved calibration, a new front axle with a more robust, higher-strength carrier casting and an aluminum-ribbed structural cover to manage the powertrain's added torque, as well as a unique larger-diameter aluminum driveshaft. A new, specially tuned torque converter with heavy-duty turbine damper and four-pinion rear output assembly makes the truck even better equipped to transfer torque and provide a smoother powertrain feel when driving both on- and off-road.

Drivers get even more control over how their Raptor R expresses its additional power, courtesy of a unique dual exhaust system with a true pass-through muffler and active valve system, with modes for Normal, Sport, Quiet and Baja. These can be adjusted in the MyMode feature, allowing drivers to customize multiple settings - including drive, steering, suspension modes and others - and save one as a single mode easily accessed with the press of the "R" button on the steering wheel.

The Raptor R's capable suspension features extra-long trailing arms to better maintain axle position on rough terrain, a Panhard rod and 24-inch coil springs - all optimized for outstanding stability while traversing desert terrain at high speeds. Advanced FOX Live Valve shocks are tuned to balance ride quality and roll control on- and off-road. These electronically controlled dampers use suspension height sensors and other sensors to monitor terrain conditions independently, hundreds of times a second, while adjusting suspension tuning accordingly. Wheel travel of 13 inches in front and 14.1 inches in back facilitates Raptor R's ability to traverse sand and rocks with outstanding capability.

Raptor's unique styling visually conveys its extreme capability with bold graphics, a larger, more aggressively styled power dome on the hood that sits nearly 1 inch taller than on the base Raptor, helping extract warm air from underneath. The iconic F O R D grille, bumpers and fender flares are blacked-out to enhance its menacing looks. Ford Performance-exclusive Code Orange accents include a unique "R" badge on the grille, power dome and tailgate. A special graphics package on the rear fenders feature a unique design inspired by cracked desert earth, reinforcing the type of environment Raptor R is built to conquer.

That aggressive feel carries over to a black interior. Standard Recaro seats sport a combination of black leather and Alcantara suede - cleverly placed for added grip when the terrain gets nasty. Genuine carbon fiber adorns the doors, media bin door and upper parts of the instrument panel, featuring a unique tri-axial weave designed to convey Raptor R's combination of performance, toughness and durability.

When you're searching for the ultimate off-road truck in East Brookfield, MA, look to the ultimate Ford dealership to deliver the goods! The Ford off-roading specialists at Lamoureux are eager to help you get behind the wheel of the powerful and rugger F-150 Raptor R and get you started on your off-roading adventures with the most fierce truck you've ever driven!

 

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