Ford Ranger Raptor details out
Ford has taken the wraps off a new edition of its Ranger pick-up. Called the Ranger Raptor, this version is to the standard Ranger what the F-150 Raptor is to the iconic F-150 pick-up sold abroad – a performance edition. The car is, for now, intended at multiple right-hand-drive pick-up markets like Australia and a few ASEAN regions where diesel-powered pickups rule the roost.
The Range Raptor generates use of an all-new twin-turbo, 2.0-litre engine. Its top power is a healthy 210hp with a solid 500Nm of max torque. The car’s 4-wheel-drive system channels power via a new 10-speed auto gearbox, which was co-developed by General Motors and Ford. Apart from more power under the hood, the Raptor gets other bespoke bits under its skin, too. There’s a long-travel suspension with Fox Shox, aluminum upper and lower control arms, heavy duty skid plates and underbody protection. The front and rear tracks have also been widened. Thanks to a 283mm ride height, the performance-oriented Ranger Raptor has an approach angle of 32.5 degrees, a ramp over angle of 24 degrees, and departure angle of 24 degrees.
The Range Raptor also comes with a six-mode Terrain Management System (TMS) across high-range and low-range settings and also includes a Baja mode. Named after the famous Baja 1000 desert race, the Ranger Raptor’s Baja mode is designed for high-speed dune-running, allowing a lot of slide at the wheels under power and braking, and holding gears longer for flat-out performance. Additionally, the Raptor gets mean¬-looking 17-inch alloys with meaty 285/70 R17 BF Goodrich rubber. It also gets big 332mm disc brakes, all around. New on the inside are suede and leather seats with blue stitching; the instrument cluster is also unique to the Ranger Raptor. It also gets an 8.0-inch infotainment system with Sync3 bundled with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The steering wheel gets blue stitching with perforated leather and magnesium paddle shifters.