Here’s the best look yet at the exterior of the Ford Ranger “Raptor.”
This particular truck was testing with a diesel (more than likely the 3.2L I-5 PUMA), more or less confirming that it will go directly after the Colorado ZR2. Another prototype was testing with what sounded like an Ecoboost V6.
This prototype features an aggressive front end compared to other ’19 Ranger prototypes, in keeping with the F-150 Raptor’s modified styling. Other changes revolve around wider fenders, shocks and an increased ride height, which can all be seen in these photos. Engine options may include the 3.5L Ecoboost V6 detuned for the Ranger, or a version of the smaller 2.7L Ecoboost V6, also found in the F-150, along with the earlier mentioned 3.2L diesel. The Ranger Raptor should be mated to the new 10-speed automatic co-developed with GM.
Expect to see a Ranger Raptor sometime after the standard models appear for the ’20 model year.
Photo credit: Brian Williams, SpiedBilde