This color will be exclusive to the new Raptor.
Following its summer debut, Ford will start customer deliveries of the all-new, fourteenth-generation 2021 Ford F-150 in November. For the first time, Ford's popular pickup is available with a hybrid 3.5-liter V6 with an EPA-estimated range of 700 miles. A fully electric version will also join the F-150 range in 2022. But what about a new F-150 Raptor?
Ford's redesigned high-performance pickup is expected to launch for the 2021 model year to fight the recently unveiled Ram 1500 TRX. While Ford hasn't officially announced the 2021 F-150 Raptor yet, a member of the F150gen14 forum has obtained a color guide for dealers confirming the 2021 Raptor will be available with an exclusive new "Code Orange" finish.
This color option isn't available for any current F-150 or F-150 Raptor model. It's unclear, however, if this new striking color will be available for a carry-over or a limited-edition 2021 model, but it could be reserved for the next-generation Raptor.
To stop Ram from stealing all the spotlight with the 1500 TRX, Ford is reportedly planning to pack a 5.2-liter V8 into the next-generation F-150 Raptor. Yes, this is the same 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft unit that powers the Mustang Shelby GT500. Like the regular F-150, the new Raptor will also be offered with a hybrid V6 engine option for the entry-level model.
In the new Raptor, Ford's 5.2-liter V8 will reportedly be detuned to around 725 to 750 hp, but this would still make it more powerful than the Ram 1500 TRX, which has 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque produced from a 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8. For reference, the current F-150 Raptor uses a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 rated at 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque, so the next-generation model will get a significant power boost. These specifications haven't been officially confirmed, however, so we'll have to wait for confirmation from Ford when the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor debuts early next year.