Ford has revealed the 2023 Ranger Raptor, the second-generation of the off-road efficiency pickup truck. And in line with Ford CEO Jim Farley, it is lastly coming to America (and Canada). Designed by Ford Efficiency, the brand new Raptor packs every thing patrons love in regards to the F-150 Raptor in a extra compact package deal.
Sure! Subsequent yr. Ranger and Ranger Raptor 🇺🇸
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98)
February 21, 2022
Whereas the last-generation Ranger Raptor offered globally was completely provided with a turbodiesel four-cylinder engine, the second-generation mannequin lands with a twin-turbocharged, gas-powered three.Zero-liter EcoBoost V6 stuffed between its punched-out fenders. It is tuned to develop 284 horsepower and 362 pound-feet of torque in European-specification. Roadshow reports that U.S. output can be 392 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Apparently, all of those numbers appear to be lower than the greater than 400 horsepower deliberate for the Bronco Raptor, which additionally will get a twin-turbo three.Zero-liter V6.
As we predicted, the outgoing truck’s 2.Zero-liter twin-turbocharged diesel will proceed to be out there within the Ranger Raptor, although doubtless not for North America. Its specs have not been introduced but, although it is rated at 210 horsepower and a stout 368 pound-feet of torque within the authentic dune-hopping Ranger.
Again to the V6: Ford famous that an anti-lag system much like the one fitted to the GT and the Focus ST (and aforementioned Bronco Raptor) ensures increase is at all times there if you want it. It retains the turbochargers spinning for as much as three seconds after the motive force’s foot comes off the gasoline. The engine exhales by means of an lively exhaust system with 4 totally different modes, and the acquainted 10-speed automated transmission sends energy to the 4 wheels by way of a two-speed switch case plus entrance and rear locking differentials. Ford defined that the Raptor’s primary mission is high-speed off-roading, however the truck can also be able to extra conventional (and slower-paced) off-roading — overlanding was one of many use circumstances engineers had in thoughts.
Raptor-specific mounts and reinforcements assist make sure that the chassis is as much as the duty of rushing throughout the desert, and we’re informed the suspension system has been fully redesigned. The higher and decrease management arms are produced from aluminum to maintain weight in test, each axles achieve extra journey, and adjustable Fox 2.5-inch Dwell Valve shocks with inner bypass know-how come commonplace. One of many many cool options packed into the Raptor is Backside-Out Management, which maximizes damping power within the remaining 25% of suspension journey to make sure that the underbody would not have an costly encounter with a rock. This additionally prevents the Ranger from squatting because it accelerates. If the Raptor does backside out, thick skid plates mitigate the harm by defending many of the important mechanical parts.
Expertise is, after all, a part of the package deal. Drivers have seven modes known as Regular, Sport, Slippery, Rock Crawl, Sand, Mud/Ruts and Baja to select from. Every profile modifies parameters just like the traction and stability management techniques, the ABS sensitivity, the transmission’s shift factors, and the throttle response. And, every driving mode is linked to a selected theme within the instrument cluster.
Based mostly on the brand new Ranger launched in 2021, the Raptor wears a brawny look characterised by “FORD” lettering within the grille, a shorter entrance bumper that will increase the strategy angle, flared wheel arches, and a Raptor emblem on the tailgate. Step inside and you will find what Ford refers to as jet fighter-inspired sport seats, Code Orange accents, shift paddles, and a substantial amount of know-how together with a 12.Four-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12-inch touchscreen and a 10-speaker B&O sound system.
Ford sellers throughout Europe will start receiving the Ranger Raptor within the fourth quarter of 2022. Pricing info hasn’t been introduced but. The truck will later come to the U.S. in 2023.