Ford Ranger Raptor

Published August 30, 2018, 4:04 PM

by manilabulletin_admin

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Unveiled to the world for the first time earlier this year, the highly anticipated Ford Ranger Raptor is set to arrive in markets across Asia Pacific. With Ford Performance DNA at its core, this high-speed desert racer pushes the limits in technology, innovation and driving excitement.

Ready to set a new benchmark in high-speed, off-road pickup capability, Ranger Raptor packs a hefty punch that makes it the ultimate truck in its segment to drive.

No-nonsense exterior

Take one look at the Ranger Raptor, and you know this off-road high-performance truck means business. Its aggressive grille with the big bold Ford block lettering screams Raptor DNA – the real thing, with genuine Ford Performance. The front fenders are made from durable composite materials for exciting off-road adventures. The front bumper includes new LED fog lamps with air-curtain ducts, which reduce air resistance. The flared shape of the fenders have been designed to accommodate the long travel suspension and off-road tires.

Performance-bred interior

Step inside Ranger Raptor, and you will enter a world where it is unmistakably Ford Performance. The sports seats are uniquely designed and trimmed in Technical Suede for maximum grip, providing optimum support during high-performance off-road driving, or while cruising in town. Other sporting details distinguishing the Raptor include blue stitching and leather accents, as well as the aggressively-styled instrument cluster. The steering wheel features perforated leather hand grip sections, paired with Raptor DNA lightweight magnesium paddle shifters for crisp gear changes.

Powerful bi-turbo performance

Of course, it’s not enough to merely look aggressive. It needs to deliver great performance and responsiveness too. To that end, the Ranger Raptor is equipped with a new 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo diesel engine that delivers a maximum of 213-Ps of power and 500-Nm of torque. This innovative power plant offers both high performance and efficiency, thanks to its combination of small, high pressure turbo and large, low-pressure turbo that work to provide performance when the customer demands it.

And you will never have to worry about whether it will be up to the task of handling the stresses of high performance, as the powertrain has been designed from day one for the most powerful and highest stress applications.

Unrivalled Efficiency

The Ranger Raptor has 10 gears. Its 10-speed automatic transmission is created with high-strength steel, aluminum alloys and composites to optimize durability and weight. Having 10 gears means a wider ratio-span, resulting in better acceleration and responsiveness.

A tough core

Under the skin, the Ranger Raptor’s unique chassis frame is newly-developed and extensively modified for high speeds and endurance off-road. To better handle the crunching jumps and wild rides of your off-road pursuits, the Ranger Raptor’s Position Sensitive Damping (PSD) shock absorbers are exclusively manufactured by Fox, designed to provide higher damping forces at full jounce and rebound to enable better off-road capabilities, and lower damping forces in the mid-travel zone for class-leading on-road comfort.

Safety and convenience first

The Ranger Raptor is loaded with safety and convenience features that make it suitable for both on and off-road. When you need to come to a halt, the braking system on the Ranger Raptor offers extreme stopping power through new and bespoke components. Also, for the first time on a Ranger, disc brakes at the rear include a brake actuation master cylinder and booster to increase braking performance. Safety being a number one priority, Ranger Raptor is equipped with Ford Stability Control, incorporating Roll Mitigation Function utilizing clever sensors to anticipate and minimize oversteer, understeer and rollover incidents.

Everything about the Ranger Raptor builds on the already outstanding sophisticated feel and functional capability of the Ranger, and then goes further. From a driving dynamics and fun standpoint, it is really an exceptionally special truck.

 
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