UPDATE, 26 January 2021: The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor will be offered as standard with a turbocharged V6, overseas reports have confirmed.
Screenshots of an internal dealer system published on the F150Gen14.com forum reveal a version of the outgoing F-150 Raptor's 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 will be standard-fit on the new, Model Year 2021 Raptor.
The lack of a second engine option on the leaked dealer list has led some online commentators to suggest the long-rumoured, Shelby-derived supercharged V8 might not be offered with the Raptor after all.
However, the clear presence of a V8 engine in spy videos of F-150 Raptor prototypes indicates a bent-eight option is still on the way, even if it doesn't arrive for MY21.
The dealer leak confirms optional features will include 17-inch forged wheels and a twin-pane sunroof, while available exterior colours will comprise Code Orange, Velocity Blue, Antimatter Blue, Rapid Red, Agate Black, Oxford White, Iconic Silver and Lead Foot (grey).
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18 December 2021: The next-generation 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor looks set to be unveiled early next month with a choice of V6 or V8 engines, according to reports out of the US.
However, American publication Car and Driver appears to (at last) put those rumours to bed, claiming both six- and eight-cylinder engines will be offered for the first time.
Headlining the line-up for high-performance pick-up fans will be the arrival of a 5.2-litre supercharged V8 engine shared with the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 pony car, which will be offered exclusively with a top-spec, hi-po 'Raptor R' model.
While outputs for the Raptor R's V8 have yet to be confirmed, it's understood the mill will be detuned from the Mustang's 567kW of power and 847Nm of torque, though Ford will likely ensure the bent-eight's figures are competitive with those of its closest performance truck rival, the 523kW/881Nm Ram 1500 TRX.
Serving as the 'entry-level' engine will be an "upgraded version" of the outgoing Raptor's 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6, with outputs likely to exceed its predecessor's 336kW and 692Nm.
An electrified hybrid version of the 3.5-litre turbo-six, badged under Ford's PowerBoost moniker, will also reportedly be on offer.
Car and Driver reports an array of visual and mechanical upgrades will be applied to match the Raptor's additional grunt over base F-150 models, including 35-inch BF Goodrich K02 all-terrain tyres, wider wheel arches and the model's trademark 'FORD' script across the grille.
According to the publication, the flagship Raptor R could up the visual aggression even further, with a unique grille, wider wheel arches, new wheels and wilder exterior decals.
Coil springs will also reportedly replace leaf springs on the rear axle.
The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor will make its full debut on 3 February 2021, the brand confirmed to a number of US media.