The introduction of the Ford F-150 Raptor R marks the return of the V8 engine to an F-150 Raptor for the first time since the first generation of the performance truck. The supercharged 5.2-liter engine is capable of an incredible 700 horsepower, ushering in a new and exciting era of high-performance off-road adventures for Raptor fans. One of the automotive world’s biggest personalities, Jay Leno, got to drive the Raptor R and see for himself if the V8-powered beast lived up to its ample hype.
Having driven more cars than a majority of people and even car enthusiasts, Leno comments on the fact that despite its stature, the Raptor R feels like it has a low center of gravity, which is thanks to a wide stance and a low-set engine. Multiple times, Jay Leno puts his foot to the floor, letting the supercharged V8 roar with its unmistakable sound of American performance. With incredible performance and the undeniable appeal of the V8 engine, Jay Leno agrees with Raptor fans that the Ford F-150 Raptor R is a very special truck.