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The Ford Ranger Raptor is powered by an all new twin turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 that gets anti-lag technology and a 'Baja' drive mode.

23 Feb 2022 | International News : U.K.

Ford has revealed the new Ranger Raptor.

The new Ford Raptor has the bold looks to match is enhanced capability. At the front, there's flared wheel arches, which combines with C-shaped head lights, designed to emphasise the pickup’s width. Bold lettering on the grille also combines with a tough bumper to add visual muscle.

The Ford Ranger Raptor gets matrix LED head lights featuring predictive curve lights, glare-free high beam and auto dynamic levelling
At the flank, this ruggedness is conveyed by the pickup's grippy cast-aluminium side steps, while at the rear, there's LED taillights alongside a Precision Grey rear bumper. This bumper features an integrated step pad and towbar tucked up high so as not to compromise the Ranger's departure angle.

Another highlight for the new Ford Ranger is the fact that it comes with an all new twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre EcoBoost V6, tuned by Ford Performance to produce 284bhp and 491Nm of torque.

The new V6 is said to be built from a compacted graphite-iron cylinder block, which is around 75% stronger and up to 75% stiffer than the iron used in traditional castings.

It further comes with an anti-lag system which is activated when the Ford Ranger Raptor is set into its ‘Baja’ drive mode, which keeps the turbochargers spinning for up to three seconds after the driver backs off the throttle, allowing for faster resumption of acceleration out of corners or through the gear once the driver steps back on the accelerator.

LED taillights at the rear provide a signature styling link to the front
This 'Baja' mode, intended for off-road use only, will also open the most striking exhaust profile, allowing the exhaust to, Ford states, behave more like a straight-through system in volume and note.

This engine also comes programmed with an individual turbocharging boost profile for each of the gears of the 10-speed automatic transmission, for optimised performance.

And to put all that power on the road or dirt path, the Ford Ranger Raptor gets an advanced full-time four-wheel drive system with an all‑new electronically‑controlled on-demand two-speed transfer case, combined with front and rear locking differentials.

The suspension of the pickup has also been redesigned so there's new lightweight aluminium upper and lower control arms alongside a refined Watt’s link rear end for better body control across rough terrain at high speed.

The Ford Ranger Raptor also gets Fox dampers specially tuned by Ford Performance, which are filled with Teflon-infused oil. This combines with body strengthening work on sections including the C-pillar and rear shock bracket to ensure the performance pickup can endure punishing off-road conditions.

Orange accents adorn the air-conditioning vents as well as the 12 o'clock marker on the steering wheel in the cabin
A front bash plate made from 2.3mm-thick high strength steel, work alongside an engine undershield and transfer case shield to protect the vital mechanicals under the vehicle.

In the cabin, the Ford Ranger Raptor gets jet-fighter inspired sports seats, alongside Code Orange accents on the instrument panel, trim and seats. The leather sports steering wheel also come with cast-magnesium paddle shifters to raise the sporty ambience in here.

A 12.4‑inch all-digital cluster alongside a 12-inch centre touchscreen boasting Ford's new-generation Sync 4 infotainment system also features in the cabin, alongside a 10-speaker Bang and Olufsen premium sound system.

Deliveries of the Ford Ranger Raptor in Europe are expected to begin in mid 2022.

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