Raptor power now available on the F-150 Limited

I love the Ford Raptor. It’s a silly truck that I don’t need, but I’d love to own one if I had the coin. Others out there might like the idea of the Raptor powertrain, but don’t wish to drive a Hot Wheels fever dream of a pickup on a daily basis. Ford has a fresh solution and it arrives under the skin of the 2019 F-150 Limited. You can now fit the 450-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 betwixt the fenders of this fancy Ford.
There’s no word on pricing just yet, but it certainly won’t be cheap. The Limited trim of the F-150 is a pricy 1/2-ton bugger. Typically you’ll find these starting well over $60,000. For the prior model year, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost churned out 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. That’s plenty of grunt, but the 2019 getting the Raptor engine is quite a healthy upgrade. Besides the jump in horsepower, you’ll now find 510 lb-ft of torque on tap.
Truck buyers are now basically luxury car buyers, so the price won’t be an issue for well-heeled pickup customers. And more conservative folks will certainly appreciate the toned-down styling afforded with the Limited trim compared to the far more raucous Raptor.
Though there’s a bit more noise offered up up… Ford are fitting the 2019 F-150 Limited with a fresh dual exhaust system. We’re eager to hear the revised tone for ourselves, so stay tuned for a review down the road.
While we’d still take the Baja-ready Raptor over a Limited, it’s pretty cool to see Ford sharing the engine with other F-150 family members.

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8 responses to “Raptor power now available on the F-150 Limited”

  1. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    So it’s not detuned like when they dropped the Lightning engine in the Harley Davidson F150?

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      It doesn’t appear to be that way.

    2. outback_ute Avatar

      Un-detuned really, given the 3.5 EB was already available with 375hp

  2. neight428 Avatar

    This is where I usually ask for this powertrain in a regular cab 6.5 ft bed package, but there’s the aftermarket has me covered with the V8 supercharger combo. I’m seriously considering the move on my crew cab ’16 F150 now that it is out of warranty. It would be completely unnecessary and glorious.

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      A regular cab shorty bed with the Raptor engine would be pretty sweet.

  3. SlowJoeCrow Avatar

    These trucks have gotten stupidly expensive. I just hit the configurator and an F-150 4×4 crew cab with a 6 1/2 foot box, the regular 3.5 Ecoboost, 10 Speed auto, tow package, XLT trim and some basic accessories is already over $50,000

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      I completely agree– it’s ridiculous. Ford was either losing money for decades with the F150, or else it’s clearing lucrative profit on it now. It’s just stupid.

  4. Zentropy Avatar

    This makes a lot of sense, but the sticker price still knocks me down.