A dealership document has been exposed.
Although we still don't know exactly when the next-generation Ford F-150 Raptor will debut, we're pretty sure it'll be a 2022 model. The all-new 2021 F-150 lineup is now heading to dealerships and recent reports indicate the new Raptor is still undergoing final testing. Chances are, an official debut will happen early next year. Until then, speculation continues regarding not only its engines but also body style configurations.
Earlier this week a rumor claimed the next Raptor will be offered in SuperCrew configuration only. With four full-size doors, this setup better accommodates families and more rear-seat passengers in general. Ford didn't verify the report, nor did it outright deny it. Still, the idea that the SuperCab configuration was being dropped didn't sit quite right. Today, however, it appears those instincts were correct.
CarsDirect has obtained a document recently sent to Ford dealerships that seemingly confirms both configurations will be offered once again. Ford refused to comment on this latest piece of info. There's also another benefit in keeping the SuperCab around: The outgoing Raptor SuperCab costs $3,000 less than its SuperCrew counterpart. That's a fairly significant chunk of change and not everyone wants or needs the SuperCrew's additional interior space.
Official pricing is obviously still not available, but that dealer bulletin does appear to indicate leasing a new Raptor will be quite expensive. Currently, Raptors have been excluded from lease incentives and that trend is expected to continue. The high lease price could also be a general indicator of a Raptor price bump.
The 2020 Raptor SuperCab starts at about $53,000, and this could change depending on, amongst other things, the engine. Because of the Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 TRX, the next Raptor will be offered in two powertrain flavors.
Chances are, the Mustang Shelby GT500's supercharged 5.2-liter "Predator" V8 will be called up for active duty and with 760 hp and 625 lb-ft on hand, it'll provide a direct counterpunch to the TRX's 702 hp and 650 lb-ft. The base engine remains unknown but we wouldn't be surprised to see an updated version of the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6.