This week, Ford showed off the all-original F-150 Raptor. With its revised twin-turbo V6 and penchant for off-avenue badassery, it’s a compelling kit, nevertheless no longer one we’ll be in a space to make the most of in Europe by dependable channels. Boo.
What we will be getting over here is a original generation Ranger Raptor. The auto you come all the absolute most life like diagram by here, we’re exquisite particular, is it.
The quilt is peaceful exquisite heavy at this point, nevertheless there’s no hiding the large ‘Ford’ grille lettering, one thing reserved for the Raptor model of the shortly to be outgoing Ranger. There’s an abundance of ground clearance, BF Goodrich A/T tyres, and what appears to be like to be an absence of rear leaf springs, signalling the identical employ of coilovers all spherical as within the present Raptor.
Enthralling admire the F-150 Raptor, there’s an train machine with a pair of tailpipes pushed to the outer edges of the rear, albeit with much smaller diameter exits. Precisely what’s respiratory by that machine will depend upon your market.
Reportedly, the US-spec model of the Ranger Raptor will get a 2.7-litre ‘Nano’ Ecoboost turbo V6. This produces 325bhp and 399lb feet of torque, eclipsing the 210bhp and 369lb feet served up by the listless four-pot diesel within the present Raptor.
You’ll fight to get many of us to signal on the dotted line for a turbo V6 grasp-up exterior of the US, so it’s concept Australia will get the replace between the present 2.0-litre and a 3.0-litre V6 diesel making 255bhp and 443lb feet. Don’t be shocked if we ultimate get the inline-four within the UK, nevertheless we’ll be conserving our fingers crossed regardless.
The following-gen Ranger will actually have a German cousin within the invent of the original Amarok, which is being collectively developed as segment of a ‘strategic alliance’ between Ford and VW to have heaps of business vehicles. A paunchy speak for each and each in 2022 is on the playing cards.