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Spy Shots—’21 F-150 Raptor Gets GT500 Supercharged V8

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  1. F8l Vnm

    F8l Vnm Well-Known Member Established Member

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    3.5 V6 with 500HP and 700HP limited edition V8. I like the sound of that. And Ford will sell the piss out of them. No way Ford allows Ram or any truck maker to out gun them. They take pride in best in class weather it power or torque or payload etc.
     
  2. DriftwoodSVT

    DriftwoodSVT 2020 F250 7.3L Tremor Established Member

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    Broken clock is right twice a day i suppose.
     
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    not sure that it’ll completely fend off the ram. The 5th gen ram has been doing a pretty good job at carving into the sales of others in its segment. I assume the TRX will do similar. Many who would like a raptor but don’t want to deal with adm may not hang around with ford.

    not to say the raptor won’t one up the TRX in performance ratings but it’ll be a minimal difference likely that won’t matter to the crowd just daily driving it.

    personally though I find this all exciting if the raptor does get the 700hp option as it’s a glimmer of hope they still listen to their fan base and will just further press competition in the market which we all benefit from.
     
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    The issue is they didn't listen to there fan base competition forced their hand...
     
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    They are listening to the $$$, not the fans, otherwise they wouldn't have waited until the competition trumped them to do what people have been asking for years.
     
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    I'd love to see a 525-550 HP lightweight NA V8 under the hood! The Raptor has a huge advantage over the TRX with weight. Its almost 1000lbs lighter.
     
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    i was trying to be optimistic but yea they really didn’t listen to fans lol
     
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  9. My94GT

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    while that would be very practical, it wouldn’t fair on the market likely. Most people buying these trucks focus on flashy numbers and if the raptor is to keep up it needs to throw out the power the TRX will.
     
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    Is the TRX really that much heavier than the Raptor? Would it be heavier than a Raptor with a GT500 motor?

    Is there an advantage of a blown GT500 motor over a blown Hemi?

    For the record I think this is all speculative/rumor.
     
  11. My94GT

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    Here is what I see online so far for a 2020 raptor weight vs the TRX

    Gross weight-
    Raptor- 6650
    TRX- 7800

    So a pretty good size difference but does that change if the raptor gets updated more plush interior and a GT500 drivetrain which i would assume weighs more than the current ecoboost set up.

    For a truck that for most will likely only see street duty, I doubt the weight will be a concern. Then again it would be a metric that could be a bragging right at the local cars and coffee parking lot lol
     
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    Think you may be looking at GVWR instead of curb weight. My guess is they aren't that far apart. Power to weight ratio should certainly favor the TRX comparing this year's models.
     
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    I can’t seem to find a clear verbiage of curb weight for the TRX but I’ve seen vehicle weight listed as 6350. It would seem odd it weighs less than the current raptor
     
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    See, that right there doesn't make sense to me about the TRX being a direct competitor to the Raptor. The Raptor does dune jumps. I have yet to see the TRX do any.
    I'll still take the TRX over the Raptor any day though. The only offroad my trucks see are whenever I go over the curb onto the sidewalk, which is never. LOL
     
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    Lol not a gdamn chance.
     
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    Where do you expect the weight to be? I also posted above I think I was looking at the wrong number prior. I found a listed curb weight of 6350 for the TRX.
     
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    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    That sounds more like it.

    My 2016 Cummins Ram 4x4 crew cab came in at 7800 and some change. No way any current half ton is even close to that number from the factory.
     
  18. My94GT

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    yea that would be crazy heavy for a 1500 lol

    So based on what I see curb weight for a crew cab raptor we’re talking 650 lbs difference between that and the TRX. I’d be curious to see what happens if the GT500 engine goes in weight wise.
     
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    Raptor curb weight is around 5550 lbs. I think the 4 doors are around 5700. The TRX was listed at 6500. There’s a big difference in weight between these trucks. The eco boost weighs nothing and the all aluminum body and glass front fenders help the raptor keep the heft down. The gen2 raptors are about 400lbs lighter than the gen 1 trucks
     
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    So if a GT500 set up was shoved in, and upgraded interior likely we would expect the gap to close. The weight difference will be negligible at best.

    personally I like your above mentioned idea but ford won’t do that
     

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