Along with revised pricing and trim for the entire lineup.
After months of teasers and excitement, Ford's supercharged F-150 Raptor R charged into sight to take on the Ram TRX. The Blue Oval's ultimate off-roading machine is powered by the incredible Predator 5.2-liter V8 that first did duty in the menacing Shelby Ford Mustang GT500. With 700 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque, it's not quite as powerful as its Stellantis rival - but Ford doesn't seem to be bothered by this.
Ford shared plenty of details about the V8-powered Raptor R at the unveiling but leaked dealer memos have given us further insight into the range-topper. Posted on the f150gen14.com forum, the order guide tells us what sets the top dog apart from the EcoBoost variant.
Aside from the gargantuan powertrain, the R derivative receives Equipment Group 802A, which comprises Recaro seats trimmed in leather and Alcantara, carbon fiber interior trim, a unique grille, hood, and hood scoop (with R badging), and several other subtle styling changes.
Most of these additions were already detailed at the launch. However, the dealer memo shows what optional packages will be made available; the R will receive the same add-ons as the "regular" model, including the exposed wheel lock kit, onboard safe, foldable pickup box bed extender, and several bed and tonneau accessories.
As a reminder, the Raptor R will retail for $109,145, which is significantly more expensive than the Ram TRX ($80,685) and the V6 Raptor ($72,350). All these prices include the destination fee. The advent of the most powerful Raptor ever isn't the only change to the F-150 lineup, though.
For those whose budgets don't quite stretch to the Raptor, the F-150 Tremor is a perfectly capable compromise. For the 2023 model year, this trim level now receives the 5.0-liter V8 engine as standard. It seems the 3.5-liter V6 will remain an option. Those looking to splurge on the Tremor will be required to fork out $60,110 for the privilege.
Elsewhere, the pricing for the lineup has been rejigged. As an example, the entry-level 2023 XL variant will set buyers back $34,085; $2,565 more than the 2022 model. The XLT is also slightly pricier but, at $39,760, it's only $595 more expensive than the 2022 equivalent.
Interestingly, the Super Cab body style seems to be missing from the 2023 Lariat trim. This means the cheapest Lariat model (4x2 SuperCrew with a 5.5 box) now commands $56,480. The 2022 model in this configuration costs $51,465.
Aside from the introduction of the Predator V8 to the newly-launched Raptor R, there don't appear to be any powertrain changes in the cards for the rest of the lineup. There's plenty to unpack here, so if you're planning on purchasing an F-150 in the coming months, it's certainly worth fleshing out the details.