Ford F-150 Raptor To Get 700+ HP Shelby Mustang GT500 V8?

Ford will allegedly send off the current-generation Ford F-150 Raptor with a special version powered by the same 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine as the Shelby Mustang GT500.

Car and Driver broke the news citing multiple unnamed sources within the car manufacturer and if true, a GT500-powered Ford F-150 Raptor could be the most insane off-road-focused pickup truck ever conceived.

Ford still hasn’t announced how much power the Shelby Mustang GT500’s V8 will deliver, other than confirming that it will pump out in excess of 700 hp. If this engine were to find it way into the Raptor, it would likely retain the same 10-speed automatic transmission as the Mustang GT500 that’s also used by the 650 hp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Building a Ford F-150 Raptor with more than 700 hp would also ensure that Ford has an answer to the upcoming Ram Rebel TRX pickup, which is expected to be powered by the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 of the Dodge Hellcat twins with an identical 707 hp. The Raptor has long reigned supreme over this segment of the pickup truck market, and Ford logically won’t be willing to hand over that title to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

If all goes to plan, the Mustang GT500-powered F-150 Raptor could arrive towards the end of 2020 and would likely be produced for just one or two model years before the current-generation F-150 is replaced in 2021 or 2022. The super-pickup will obviously be priced at a premium over the ‘regular’ Raptor and probably command a starting price in excess of $70,000.

more photos...
  • DR.FUNK

    Good idea. Ecotec 6 may be up to the task…but it’s just horrid on “opticals” when you’re trynna sell a Apex Predator vehicle like the Raptor. (or the GT) Let this be the last stop before full electrification.

  • Carlos Gamarra

    What a time to be alive

237 HP Skoda Kodiaq vRS Becomes UK Police’s Latest Pursuit Vehicle

The police version of the Kodiaq vRS features no mechanical upgrades compared to the standard vehicle.

Nissan Faces $40 Million Fine For Under-Reporting Ghosn’s Compensation

Japan’s Securities and Exchange Commission claims that this has had a big impact on investors’ decisions.

Mercedes-Benz Concludes First Tests Of Silver Arrow 01 Formula E Racer

Like Porsche, Mercedes will compete in the all-electric open-wheel series for the first time.

Out Of Control RV Goes Flying Into Departing Ferry, Driver Gets Killed

The driver is being praised a hero for honking his horn to alert people to get out of the way.

Guy Martin Drives A 1,000 HP Tractor To Record-Setting 103.6 MPH

The record for the fastest tractor was once held by Top Gear’s The Stig, but now it’s been blown out of the water .

2020 Genesis G80 Now Available In Australia With 311 HP V6, Two Trim Levels

Genesis’ luxury sedan has a comprehensive list of standard equipment and is priced from $69k AUE.

Hyundai Said To Be Planning Electric Compact SUV, Could Launch In 2021

The rumored EV will sit on a dedicated platform and slot above the Kona Electric in Hyundai’s range.

New BMW Z4 M40i Unleashes Its True Potential Courtesy Of G-Power

The German roadster now packs a mighty 493 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

Fiat Panda Waze Returns To The Lineup With New Two-Tone Option

Featuring standard Waze navigation, the new special edition has a contrasting black roof and gloss black accents.

Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody Will Make A Nice Entry In The Muscle Car Class

The Charger Widebody should be offered with three different engine options, topped by the Redeye.