If you’re a fan of pickups and the mere sight of an F-150 Raptor gets you going, especially when you think about the modified 3.5L EcoBoost V6 sitting under its hood, here’s some great news for you.
Ford has announced that it will offer this 450-hp engine (torque, 510 lb-ft) in the F-150 Limited edition for 2019. That will give the truck 75 horses and 40 lb-ft of torque more than what’s available from the regular F-150.
Beauty & beast
What this means is that consumers get to benefit from all the power of the Raptor version of the popular truck, but in a vehicular environment that is, shall we say, more civilized. The new mechanics will be supplemented by a dual exhaust integrated in the rear bumper.
None of the other elements that make the Raptor edition such a beast, for instance the harder suspension and the more aggressive esthetics, will make the leap to the new variant, however. The Limited version of the F-150 will be a luxury-focused truck, even integrating more sumptuous interior elements such as wood trims and two-tone leather.