We already wrote about new hybrid drivetrain for the Ford F-150 Raptor. Now, the 2020 Ford F-150 Predator could also arrive. You are probably asking us “What is Predator”? According to numerous reports Predator is the name of the Ford’s new engine. The same engine will also power the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.
Blue Oval is promising over 700 horsepower. Thanks to that, F-150 Predator is the perfect answer to the Ram’s Rebel TRX model. Rebel TRX comes with a 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 engine that is producing 707 hp. Now, Ford is willing to enter the race with its Predator model. Some reports are saying that the Predator will replace the F-150 Raptor model.
2020 Ford F-150 Predator Exterior and Interior Changes
The 2020 Ford F-150 Predator will most likely look the same as the Raptor model. The difference is in the engine so both trucks will look visually the same. New F-150 Raptor comes with small modifications for 2020. Design language is still the same and new model is slightly wider. That will improve the overall stability of the vehicle. Front fascia will now sport higher-positioned LED headlights. 17-inch wheels will remain and all-terrain tires are all-new. New receiver hitches are also available.
As for the interior, new Predator model will look very modern. For such a rugged model, interior is very pleasant. Leather upholstery are available with suede inserts and comfort is truly great. Moonroof is slightly different than before. On top of that, new model offers more standard equipment. Blue Oval will deliver more carbon fiber accents and probably a larger display. Gauge cluster will be all-digital this time. Of course, we don’t have to mention the level of sportiness from the inside.
New 7.0-liter DOHC V8 Powertrain
Currently, Ford F-150 Raptor is available with the EcoBoost V6 engine. This engine delivers 450 horses and 510 lb-ft of torque. New Raptor will reportedly offer a 7.0-liter DOHC V8 engine as well. However, latest reports are suggesting a 5.2-liter V8 Predator engine. The 2020 Ford F-150 Predator could now easily replace the Raptor model. The same engine will power the all-new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.
Ford’s Answer to the Ram’s Rebel TRX
Ram is challenging the whole segment with its Rebel TRX model. This pickup rides on a famous 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat engine. This supercharged unit is producing 707 horsepower. Whatsoever, the same engine provides 797 hp in the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye model. Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is also using the same output. In order to meet the challenge, Ford will introduce its 5.2-liter “Predator” V8.
This engine will produce over 700 horsepower in the new Mustang Shelby GT500. It is a perfect answer to the Ram’s Hellcat unit. However, we still don’t know how much horses will produce in the pickup version. It is a smaller unit than the mentioned 7.0-liter DOHC V8. On top of that, the Predator engine is smaller and lighter than the Hellcat. That will help the designers in so many ways.
The vehicle will be lighter and we expect astonishing aerodynamics. Ford also recently introduced a 7.3-liter V8 unit named “Godzilla”. However, this engine is too heavy for the Raptor model. Currently, the only V8 Raptor is made by Hennessey Performance Velocraptor. It packs 758 hp and it costs $150,000. On the other hand, 2020 Ford F-150 Predator will cost less than that. Overall, it will be interesting to see this clash between Rebel TRX and F-150 Predator.