(2021 Raptor Shown)

Ever since its debut, the Ford F-150 Raptor has been inspired by the purpose-built desert-running trophy trucks that compete in the Baja 1000. The all-new 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R takes things to the next level. As the fastest, most powerful, and most extreme desert Raptor ever, it's the closest a production vehicle has come to delivering Baja 1000 levels of performance.

At the heart of the F-150 Raptor R is a 5.2-liter supercharged V-8 making 700 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. Previously appearing in the legendary Shelby GT500, the Raptor R's prodigious powerplant has been recalibrated to optimize power away from the asphalt, increasing torque production at the low and mid ranges.

But the Raptor R is about more than going fast; it's about tackling rugged terrain without a hitch. So, Ford gave it a new reinforced front axle, a larger driveshaft, and a purpose-tuned torque converter for improved torque transfer and smoother driving feel on and off the road. Additionally, the Raptor R's five-link rear suspension has been outfitted with extra-long trailing arms, a Panhard rod, and 24-inch coil springs for better stability at high speeds on bumpy trails.

The all-new Raptor R's rugged capability extends into the cabin, where standard Recaro seats provide stable bolstering and a combination of Alcantara and black leather upholstery for improved comfort and extra grip when the terrain gets tough. Of course, the Raptor is not without amenities. A standard SYNC 4 touchscreen and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto provide convenient, cable-free access to hands-free communications, maps and directions, streaming media, and more.

Reserve the Ford F-150 Raptor R near Hilliard and Callahan, FL

Order banks for the all-new F-150 Raptor R are now open, with production set to begin later this year. If you'd like more information about the most exhilarating and adventure-ready F-150 Raptor ever, including how you can reserve your piece of Raptor history, reach out to Duval Ford at your convenience. If you'd like a closer look at any of the F-150 models currently in our new Ford inventory, we welcome you to stop by our Jacksonville dealership or schedule a test drive. We'll be happy to assist you.

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