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Spy Photos: Ford F-150 Raptor R Testing against Ram 1500 TRX

We spotted the 2022 F150 Raptor R while testing alongside the new Ram 1500 TRX.

2022 Ford F-150 Raptor R testing with Ram 1500 TRX

While Ford just recently debuted the 3rd generation 2021 Raptor back in February, they only gave us a look at the tamer version with the 3.5L EcoBoost. From these photos we can see that the Raptor R will have a unique grille and beefier trailing arms.

2022 Ford F-150 Raptor R testing

We’re told that it will have wheels exclusive to the Raptor R, and as everyone knows by now, it’ll have the heart and soul of the Mustang Shelby GT500—the Predator 5.2L supercharged V-8 engine.

'22 Ford Raptor R Spy Photos side profile

According to sources at Ford, the R will pump out around 725 to 750hp, which we believe will be closer to the 750hp mark, especially since the GT500 produces 760hp. One source said “Honestly, we had to counter RAM once we knew they installed the HellCat in the TRX.”

'22 Ford Raptor R Spy Photos rear passenger side

The team is allegedly looking to beat the Ram 1500 TRX with every facet of the '22 Ford F-150 Raptor R.

'22 Ford Raptor R testing against Ram 1500 TRX Spy Photos

The 2021 F-150 Raptor will be assembled at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, and will probably be available at dealers this summer. The Raptor R is expected to debut later this year with an on-sale date in 2022.

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