Earlier today (or, yesterday- I don't really understand time zones), Ford announced an all-new baby Raptor based on the all new Ford Ranger packing 201 HP and 369 lb-ft of TQ from a 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-4 diesel engine.
To turn the Ranger into a member of the Raptor family Ford has borrowed inspiration and componentry from the bigger F-150 Raptor, whilst comprehensively engineering the Ranger to be stronger, and more capable.
Beneath the skin, the Ranger Raptor is very different to its garden variety siblings, getting a new coilover rear suspension utilising a Watt's link setup with solid rear axle.
That power equates to 157kW, with torque dropping in at 500Nm.
"The combination of the Bi-Turbo engine and the 10-speed gearbox and the final drive ratio delivers everything that a performance truck customer wants, but delivers it in a way that customers are used to", added Trevor Worthington, VP of product development in Asia Pacific. Ford has paired it with the same, 10-speed automatic transmission as in the F-150 Raptor, with paddle-shifters and a manual override mode.
The front bumper system is frame-mounted in order to offer more durability while it incorporates new LED fog lamps with functional air-curtain ducts which reduce air resistance from the body.
The exterior colour palate has been significantly upgraded too, with Lightning Blue, Race Red, Shadow Black, and Frozen White, being joined by exclusive hero colour Conquer Grey. Contrasting Dyno Grey accents help to accentuate the vehicle's look even further. It stands at 1873mm tall, 2180mm wide and 5398mm long. Ground clearance is increased to 283mm. Out back, the modified rear bumper comes with an integrated towbar and two recovery hooks rated at 8,377 pounds (there are also two towhooks up front and they're rated at 9,920 pounds). The tray measures 1560mm x 1743mm tray while the maximum braked towing capacity is 2500kg. "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". "The Raptor is about the suspension and the chassis, and breaking the bank on the chassis..."
In short, enthusiasts have been clamouring for just such a mid-size pick-up truck and Ford Middle East will have to be mad not to offer the 2018 Ranger Raptor in our region as soon as it starts rolling out of the Thailand plant...
Although it will be made in Thailand, the Raptor was designed and developed in Australia as the latest step in the Ranger-Everest program.
As for the styling, well, just look at it.
The Satellite Navigation System comes into its own when off-roading in remote areas, even offering a "breadcrumb" feature to leave a trail when entering un-chartered areas - ideal for the serious off-roader.
Keyless entry with push-button start and reverse camera with rear parking sensors round-out standard features plus Ranger-tuned electronic safety assists such as stability control, roll mitigation, ESC, trailer sway control, hill start assist, hill descent control and load adaptive control.
Will we see a Ranger Raptor in the United States? Ford Australia hasn't released pricing or the local release date.
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Google Is Working On A Game Streaming Service Called "Yeti"
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