You Can Now Build And Configure A New Ford F-150 Raptor Or F-150 Tremor
We reported last month how the order bank for the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor and brand-new F-150 Tremor was soon to open. Now that July is here, you can actually configure your Raptor or Tremor on Ford’s website, with production on both vehicles lined up to start in a couple weeks.
Of course that all depends on Ford’s production schedule which continues to face delays due to the worldwide semiconductor shortage. While you can officially build and order a new Raptor or the first-ever F-150 Tremor, it will likely be late this year or into early next year until you actually get it, as of now.
You can now build, configure and order all variants of the 2021 Ford F-150. The all-electric F-150 Lightning is a 2022 model year and while Ford reports more than 100,000 reservations for it, you cannot build or configure it yet.
Related story: Comparing the Ford F-150 Lightning to the Tesla Cybertruck.
Configuring the Ford F-150 Tremor
“F-150 Tremor is a direct response to seeing how customers use our trucks to enable their outdoor lifestyles,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “F-150 Tremor provides the additional off-road capability they’re looking for with our latest off-road technologies.”
The Tremor F-150 comes in SuperCrew configuration with a 5.5-foot box. It will only be available with the 3.5-liter Ecoboost and a 10-speed automatic transmission. And since it’s an off-road truck, four-wheel drive is standard.
According to the Ford configuration site, the starting price for the Tremor is $49,505 which includes the unique Tremor hood, running boards, front and rear tow hooks and the unique Tremor interior package.
401A Mid package, which includes heated front seats LED fog lamps and LED reflector headlamps adds $6,065 to the price. The very popular 402A Luxury package adds more than $13,000 to the price.
A 360-degree camera package costs $765 and Ford Co-Pilot 360 costs $655. The Co-Pilot 360 Active Package (more tech and more sensors) costs $1595. The trailer tow package costs $1,090. The 2 kW Pro Power Onboard generator can be added for just under $1,000.
You can add the tailgate step with work surface for $430 and a tonneau cover for $995.
So pricing the Tremor out as you want with the features you want can be costly too.
Configuring the Ford F-150 Raptor
“Raptor is the original desert truck. We just took it to another level,” said Ali Jammoul, Ford Performance vehicle program director. “The all-new Raptor splices high-speed off-road performance muscle with advanced technology and connectivity that comes together in a unique Built Ford Tough way.”
Now in its third iteration, the 2021 Raptor has a new engine with a 450-horsepower High-Output 3.5-liter Ecoboost. A V8 engine comes next year to the Raptor R. For now, the only configuration for the 2021 Raptor is with the High-Output Ecoboost.
According to the Ford configuration site, the starting price for the Raptor is $64,145 which includes the new Fox Racing Shox and Live Valve Technology plus a 5-link rear suspension. Trail Control with Trail One-Pedal Drive is also standard.
The Raptor is only available with SuperCrew and a 5.5-foot bed.
To get the 801A package which includes the Ford name applique on the tailgate costs an extra $6,150 and this package also includes the Torsen package and the advanced Bang & Olufsen sound system. Unlike Tremor, the Ford Co-Pilot 360 is included in the starting price.
You can delete some of the Raptor graphics at no extra cost and there’s also the 37 Performance Package available for $7,500. This will likely be an incredibly popular add on for those who buy a Raptor.
Inside Recaro front seats with Rhapsody Blue Accents can be added as can leather trimmed seats with a 60/40 flip up rear seat. The very popular fold flat work surface can also be added, although I would think if you owned a Raptor it’s more for fun than work.
Much like Tremor, optioning out the Raptor can get quite pricey. I do wonder how many Raptor enthusiasts will hold off ordering one and wait for the V8-power Raptor R instead.
You can build either truck or any 2021 F-150 by visiting this website.
What say you? If you’re ordering one of these trucks let me know how you trimmed it out by leaving a comment below.
Jimmy Dinsmore has been an automotive journalist for more than a decade and been a writer since the high school. His Driver’s Side column features new car reviews and runs in several newspapers throughout the country. He is also co-author of the book “Mustang by Design” and “Ford Trucks: A Unique Look at the Technical History of America’s Most Popular Truck”. Also, Jimmy works in the social media marketing world for a Canadian automotive training aid manufacturing company. Follow Jimmy on Facebook, Twitter, at his special Ford F-150 coverage on Twitter and LinkedIn. You can read the most of Jimmy's stories by searching Torque News Ford for daily Ford vehicle report.