Say hello to the new Ford Ranger Raptor which is an off-road ready version of the pickup truck slotting below the very popular F-150 Raptor.
This is the first-ever Ranger Raptor which has been designed, built and tested to set a benchmark as the only factory-built performance truck across Asia Pacific.
“The Ford Performance team is excited to extend the Raptor name from our flagship off-road performance F-150 to Ranger,” said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Performance. “Just like the F-150 Raptor, the Ranger Raptor builds upon the core capability of the range of vehicles it comes from and carries the unmistakable Ford Performance DNA appearance.”
Powering the pickup is a new 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel unit which develops 210 horsepower (156 kW) and 500 Nm of torque. This is pushed to the all-wheel drive system through a 10-speed automatic gearbox that’s co-developed by Ford and GM.
- Long-travel Fox suspension with rear coilovers
- Extra underbody protection
- 17-inch rims covered in BF Goodrich all-terrain tires
- 332mm front and rear brake discs
- Ground clearance is increased to 283mm
- Approach angle of 2.5°, ramp over angle of 24°, and departure angle of 24°
- Overall dimensions are 1873mm tall, 2180mm wide and 5398mm long
- Noticeably bigger from its regular Ranger siblings
- Adopts the Baja driving mode from the F-150 Raptor
It will be coming to South Africa in 2019 when it will be produced both in Thailand and at the Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria.