In just a few weeks, we’re going to see a full reveal of the 2022 Ford Raptor. We’re all dying for a sneak peek, but so far, we’ve just got camouflaged trucks. We were able to get our hands on some video of one of them showing off during testing, and wow!
A 5.2-liter V-8 is one of the expected engine variants for this truck, and we’re expecting 725 to 750 horsepower — if the rumors are correct. That means this truck is a direct counter to the new Ram 1500 TRX, which currently boasts the most horsepower of any street-legal pickup truck on the market.
For reference, the current generation Raptor is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine that delivers 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. This is juxtaposed against TRX’s 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Check out our spec-by-spec comparison for more Raptor vs. TRX details.
While we don’t know exactly what to expect, one thing is very clear: Raptor is going to have to do something BIG to stay competitive against the Ram 1500 TRX.
The next-gen Raptor should have one of the best interiors Ford has ever produced, and after the TRX, and we’re hoping for launch control too. (Isn’t everyone?)
Just listen to that 2022 Ford Raptor growl!