Report: Next Ford Raptor to be SuperCrew Only

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Ford’s Raptor is one tough truck, and it has new competition, thanks to the Ram TRX. Not only that, but the F-150 on which it’s based is new for 2021. So it figures, then, that a new Raptor is on the way.

And this one might be available only in a SuperCrew configuration. Maybe not for the entirety of the model run, but perhaps at least at first.

Reporting from Ford Authority and Motor1 seems to suggest that based on a leaked VIN decoder for the 2021 model, there will be no SuperCab model available.

All we do know so far is that Ford has confirmed the truck will be available during the 2021 model year. Rumors suggest that there will be two engines to choose from – a twin-turbo V6 (which might have some sort of hybrid setup) and the 5.2-liter supercharged V8 from the Shelby GT500. The styling cues that separate it from the “regular” F-150 may be different, too.

It also appears the rear suspension might go coil spring, to replace the current leaf-spring setup.

Can’t say we’re surprised Ford might only offer four full doors instead of a choice between that and swing-out half doors. The easier ingress and egress seems worth any trade-off in length.

We’ll know for sure at some point. Until then, let the leaks continue to dribble out.

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