| 08/02/2018 | 0 Comments

The first-ever Ranger Raptor pick-up truck blasted out from behind its camouflage during a reveal event in Thailand.

Designed by Ford Performance team, the Ranger Raptor is purposefully designed, built and tested as the only factory-built performance truck across Asia Pacific for the true enthusiast off-roaders. The Raptor name first appeared on the factory tuned F-150 pick up in US, and since that it is the flagship off-road performance vehicle in the company’s lineup.

“The Ford Performance team is excited to extend the Raptor name from our flagship off-road performance F-150 to Ranger. 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,” said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Performance.

The Ranger Raptor features distinctive design inside and out. At the front, a stunning new grille takes styling cues from the world’s first factory-built high performance off road truck, the F-150 Raptor. A frame mounted front-bumper system is designed to offer durability. The front bumper also includes new LED fog lamps with functional air-curtain ducts. Using composite materials, the front fenders not only look tough, but resist dents and dings often associated with off-road usage. A modified rear bumper comes with an integrated tow bar and two recovery hooks rated at 3.8 tonnes.

Vehicle stance is noticeably bigger from every angle, standing at an impressive 1873 mm tall, 2180 mm wide and 5398 mm long, with wider front and rear tracks at 1710 mm. Ground clearance is increased to 283 mm, while the approach angle of 32.5°, ramp over angle of 24°, and departure angle of 24° ensure extreme off-road capability.

Under the hood is a new 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo diesel engine, combined with a 10-speed transmission to deliver an incredible performance of 213 PS (157 kW) of power and 500 Nm of torque. Ranger Raptor comes with a Terrain Management System (TMS) offering six modes for various driving experiences, which can be selected via a dedicated five-button switch located on the steering wheel.

Ranger Raptor features standard front and rear Fox Racing Shox shock absorbers to help travel at high speeds off-road. All-terrain BF Goodrich 285/70 R17 tyres have been specially developed for the Raptor.

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