All-new Raptor will get a 288hp V6 petrol, enhanced chassis and extra off-road gear.
Ford has taken the wraps off the all-new Ranger Raptor efficiency pickup. The brand new-gen Ranger Raptor will get a extra highly effective V6 turbo petrol engine as a substitute of the previous-gen mannequin’s turbo diesel powerplant. Moreover, the brand new Ranger Raptor will get radical exterior redesign influenced by the US-market F-150 Raptor.
- Ranger Raptor will get a extra highly effective turbo-petrol engine
- The pickup will get a race-bred anti-lag system
- Will get chassis and suspension enhancements over customary mannequin
New Ranger Raptor: 288hp turbo-petrol V6
The brand new Ranger Raptor will get a 288hp, 489Nm, 3.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 – a 75hp bump in energy. over its predecessor. Though Ford has but to disclose efficiency figures, the brand new Raptor is predicted to comfortably outpace the earlier model, which wanted 10.1sec to hit 100kph from relaxation. Nonetheless, the present 2.0-litre diesel engine will even be made accessible within the Raptor subsequent 12 months onwards in some abroad markets.
A ‘race-bred’ anti-lag system, just like that utilized by Ford’s GT supercar and Focus ST sizzling hatch, retains the turbos spinning for 3 seconds after lift-off, to allow the motive force to get again on the ability sooner. The turbos are additionally mapped to start out spinning at totally different instances in every of the automated gearbox’s 10 ratios, so as to give the straightest acceleration curve.
“It’s a very engrossing expertise. You’ve acquired a rowdy twin-turbo petrol V6, ” stated Ford Efficiency programme supervisor Justin Capicchiano to our sister publication Autocar UK. “It makes an important noise – we spent loads of time within the sound lab – and it comes with the efficiency to go along with it now. It’s acquired the seems, the bark and the chunk. We’re actually pleased with this one.”
New Ranger Raptor: Not only for present
As with the earlier Ranger Raptor, modifications over the usual Ranger go effectively past the powertrain. The chassis has been comprehensively revised to reinforce off-road efficiency and sturdiness – with new mounts and reinforcements all through – with extended-travel suspension that includes lower-friction 2.5-inch live-valve Fox dampers and a 2.3mm-thick metal bash plate that’s twice the dimensions of the usual Ranger’s.
The Raptor additionally will get a brand new electronically managed two-speed switch case, a locking differential on the entrance and rear and a complete of seven driving modes – three for the street and 4 for tough terrain.
The visible enhancements prolong to a bespoke grille with large badging, flared wheel arches, 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in chunky all-terrain tyres and an array of aero-enhancing styling cues. Inside, the Raptor comes with “jet fighter-inspired”’ seats, orange trim accents and stitching, and magnesium paddle shifters.
The very best option to describe the evolution, stated Capicchiano, is to “assume of the present truck because the ST model and the brand new one transferring in direction of the RS facet of it. It’s a step up in character and efficiency”.
New Ford Endeavour
Following the unveil of the Raptor, Ford will take the wraps off the all-new Endeavour (Everest) abroad on March 1, 2022.
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