Ford Announces Ranger Raptor and We Want It…Now

Ford Announces Ranger Raptor and We Want It…Now

Ford Announces Ranger Raptor and We Want It…Now

It was designed by Ford Performance for the "true enthusiast off-roader", and Ford says it strengthens the company's commitment to deliver "Built Ford Tough" pickup trucks to customers in Asia Pacific.

So let's get right to the nitty-gritty by delving underneath the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor. When engine speeds are higher, however, the truck can bypass the smaller turbo, getting more power as a result.

That's a lot of money for a one-tonne ute but Ford insists the Raptor is not just a Ranger in party clothes. The stiffened side-rails are made from increased HLSA-grade steel to absorb high-speed impacts off-road. There are now Raptor logos on the rear fender and the tailgate. The new model brings the styling and performance sensibilities of the iconic F-150 Raptor to a smaller Blue Oval package for the first time, and a cursory glance is all it takes to see the resemblance. Coilover rear springs are used in the rear.

When it comes to the suspension, you'll find a coil arrangement out back for the solid axle, along with Position Sensitive Damping shock absorbers. The dampers are from Fox Racing Shox, exclusively manufactured for Ford. Forged upper control arms and cast aluminium lower arms hold the longer shocks in place that give the Raptor greater travel than any Ranger before it. It stands at 1873mm tall, 2180mm wide and 5398mm long.

Bespoke two-coat grit painted black sidesteps have been created to prevent rock spray from hitting the rear of the truck while also draining sand, mud and water, and were put through a vigorous testing regime that applied 100kg of weight to the steps over 8400 times - or the equivalent of ten years regular use according to Ford. It's also important to note that the step boards were rigorously tested to simulate over 10 years of use in the field and they include a rugged two-stage coating process.

The new Ranger Raptor also comes with unique under body protection to deflect off-road obstacles. The sensors and tow connectors have been changed, too. There's also a 61.4x68.6-inch tray that's designed with the weekend explorer in mind.

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In terms of safety, the Ranger Raptor gets rollover mitigation, stability and traction controls, as well as trailer sway control, hill start assist, hill descent control and load adaptive control.

Colours include include lightning blue, race red, shadow black, frozen white, and hero colour, conquer grey. Contrasting Dyno Grey accents helps to accentuate the vehicle's look even further.

The Ranger Raptor rolls on vehicle-specific BFGoodrich all-terrain 285/70R17 tires. Should it make it to the U.S., where the base Ranger has a 2.3-liter EcoBoost, we'd expect to see something a little more beastly in the engine bay.

The biggest news is the engine. For that, stay with us on more news regarding the Ranger Raptor as it's released.

Under the bonnet is a 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel engine making 157kW of power and 500Nm of torque. Specifically what will power it.

Additionally, the new Ford Ranger Raptor adopts the Baja driving mode from the F-150 Raptor. You'd be able to push it into the mid-40s with accessories, but overall, this is the bargain out of the group considering we don't have pricing yet for the Ranger Raptor, though we'd expect it to start somewhere in the low $40,000 range.

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