Ford introduced the Ranger Raptor in Europe in August 2018 and now it's already replacing the brawny truck with the next-gen model. The rumors were true as the midsize pickup is indeed getting a larger 3.0-liter V6 EcoBoost. It's not making the full-fat 400 horsepower available in the Explorer ST, but it still packs plenty of punch for this segment.
The twin-turbo mill has been detuned to 288 hp and 491 Nm (362 lb-ft), which means it's down on torque by 53 lb-ft (72 Nm) compared to the performance SUV. Nevertheless, these are some healthy numbers considering the old Ranger Raptor with its EcoBlue engine had 210 hp and only a bit more torque, at 391 lb-ft (500 Nm). As before, the output is channeled to the road via a ten-speed automatic transmission.
Jim Farley announced on Twitter that the Ford Ranger Raptor will be available in the United States and Canada in 2023!
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