Raptor release in mid-201808-Feb-2018
In February 2018, in Thailand, Ford previewed the Ranger Raptor derivative that's planned for second-quarter 2018 release Down Under.
The Raptor is designed for high-speed off-road driving and has reduced payload and towing capacity. A two-speed transfer case and rear diff lock remain, but the part-time 4WD system is replaced by a full-time one.
The 10-speed Ford auto box is standard, coupled to a twin-turbo, two-litre diesel, with output of 157kW (213hp) and 500Nm of torque.
The Raptor is a crew-cab model only and rides on raised suspension, with Fox Racing Shox dampers all around. The rear leaf springs have been replaced by coil springs and the rear axle is located by a Watts linkage. This linkage provides more precise axle control than a Panhard rod.
Ranger Raptor comes with all the available Ranger 'fruit' and a Terrain Management System (TMS) offering six modes for various driving experiences, which can be selected via a five-button switch located on the steering wheel.