New Ford F-150 Raptor makes a surprise showing physically and digitally
A computer rendering shows off the new truck's front end, while a photo surfaced showing the pickup in body-in-white form.
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
Well, hello there next-generation Ford F-150 Raptor. The new high-performance pickup surfaced online in two forms to give us quick looks at how it's taking shape. One shows the Raptor's front end from a computer rendering, and the other shows off the truck's body-in-white from the side.
The pictures come via the F-150Gen14 forum and it seems obvious this is the next F-150 Raptor. The truck carries the same angular LED light signature in the headlight design as the standard truck. It looks like a specific Raptor-spec grille will sit front and center with the big "Ford" name spelled out, not unlike the current iteration.
Checking out the body-in-white photo shows the pickup's hood also looks a lot like the current model. It even has the space carved out for the hood scoop on top.
While some rumors pointed to the F-150 Raptor's debut happening by the end of this year, that window is closing quickly. More likely, we'll see it early next year after the latest 2021 F-150 begins shipping out to dealers en masse. While we don't have any solid intel on the truck yet, one rumor suggests Ford will introduce a limited-run Raptor with V8 power to take the fight directly to the Ram TRX. Hopefully, that turns out to be the case.