Orders for the new generation of Ford Ranger Raptor are now open so that customers can order the pickup developed for performance. Prices for the second-generation Ford Ranger Raptor start at 55,000 euros without VAT. Deliveries to customers will begin this fall.
Built for true enthusiasts and developed by Ford Performance, the best-selling version of Europe's best-selling pickup truck features a 3.0-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine, FOX Live Valve shock absorbers, and seven selectable driving modes to provide optimized performance on a variety of terrains. In addition, an exclusive class-only exhaust system offers adjustable engine tones with four exhaust modes to suit different driving scenarios.
Inside, passengers benefit from the latest technology controlled by a fully digital 12.4-inch instrument panel. In addition, the SYNC4A multimedia system is also controlled by a 12-inch center touch screen.
"The ability to configure Next-Gen Ford Ranger Raptor is now a reality for our customers. However, regardless of the configuration, the Ford Ranger Raptor will always offer exceptional driving experience in rough terrain," said Hans Schep, General Manager, Ford Pro, Europe.
Ranger lovers have particular reasons to rejoice, as the new Ranger Raptor is the first model in the Next-Gen Ranger series offered in Europe. However, the most important news for performance aficionados is launching a new 3.0-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 petrol engine that delivers 288 horsepower and 491 Nm.
The 3.0-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine boasts a compact 75 percent stronger graphite-iron cylinder block than a normal iron block. As a result, Ford Performance has guaranteed that the engine gives a rapid reaction to acceleration. In addition, an anti-lag system built for racing, similar to the one originally seen in the Ford GT and afterward the Focus ST, provides for a rapid engine response.
Ranger Raptor's ability to conquer tough terrain is further bolstered by serious under-body protection. The front plate is approximately double that of the basic NextGen Ranger unit and is composed of high-strength steel thickness of 2.3 mm. This plate, together with the lower engine shield and transfer case shield, is meant to protect vital components such as the radiator, steering system, front cross-member, engine compartment, and front differential.