Truck fans out there who have been lamenting that Ford offered a Ranger Raptor in other parts of the world, but that it wasn’t available in the US will love the latest news. Ford has revealed the all-new Ranger Raptor pickup, and CEO Jim Farley has confirmed that the truck will come to the US and Europe.
Here in the states, the 2023 Ranger Raptor will get a twin-turbo 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, making 392 horsepower and 430 lb-ft. of torque. In Europe, that engine is tuned to deliver just 284 horsepower and 362 lb-ft. of torque. Both engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Some of the exciting features of the truck include an electronically controlled active exhaust system that changes the engine sound with four modes for different driving scenarios. Ranger Raptor also offers seven different drive modes and a new suspension system utilizing FOX 2.5-inch live valve internal bypass shock absorbers developed by Ford Performance.
The truck also utilizes a new full-time four-wheel-drive system featuring an electronic on-demand two-speed transfer case along with front and rear locking differentials.
Ranger Raptor deliveries will start in Europe first towards the end of 2022, though we don’t know when exactly it will land here in the US. There’s also no word on pricing at this time, but anything that wears the Raptor name is bound to be expensive. You can also count on dealerships tacking thousands on the MSRP, driving the price even higher.
Source:: 95 Octane