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Ranger Raptor: Ford put a price on its brutal pickup

2023-03-30T10:25:40.908Z


It is the most powerful and radical version that anticipates the new generation that will be manufactured in Argentina.


Finally, and after a long advance, which included a strong campaign during the summer,

Ford Argentina

announced the pre-sale of the new Ranger Raptor, the super pickup that arrived more powerful and brutal than ever.

This is a preview of the new generation that will start manufacturing this year at the plant that the brand has in General Pacheco and for which

580 million dollars

were invested .

Subsequently, a new injection of US$ 80 million was announced for the national production of the engines of this new truck.

However, this Raptor version, which arrives imported from Thailand, differs in many ways from Ford's future midsize pickup range.

Starting with the price.

The new Ford Ranger Raptor now comes with a 397 hp V6 gasoline engine.

Photo Rolando Andrade Stracuzzi

The oval brand announced that the pre-sale of the new Ranger Raptor will be carried out with a price of

$29,200,000

and will be made up of 100 units, to which those who have the previous generation of this special version will have priority.

Starting in May, it will be in official dealers.

technology to be fast

This new Raptor features a new high-strength steel

reinforced chassis

and off-road skid plates to protect vital parts of a pickup that are often exposed, such as the crankcase, transmission or fuel tank.

It also has a front skid plate.

For this new edition it was decided to replace the 2.0-liter turbodiesel and 213 horsepower with a 3.0-liter V6 EcoBoost gasoline engine, which delivers

397 horsepower

and 583 Nm of torque.

The new Ford Ranger Raptor debuts chassis and electronic improvements.

Photo: Rolando Andrade Stracuzzi

This engine has biturbo technology, dual fuel injection system, 24 valves with double overhead camshaft, independent variable distribution for the intake and exhaust system and an anti-lag system (Anti-Lag).

It is combined with a

10-speed automatic gearbox

that includes paddle shifters.

The four-wheel drive system of the new Ranger Raptor has been improved, according to the statement by the brand, which provides "better performance, safety and individual control of each wheel."

In addition to the traditional options offered by a four-wheel drive system that can be connected to a gearbox (4x2, 4x4 high and 4x4 low), this adds an automatic option that distributes the force between both axles depending on the adhesion of the ground or the management requirement.

The new Ford Ranger Raptor comes with competition shocks.

Photo: Rolando Andrade Stracuzzi

In turn, through electronics, it has

seven different driving modes

that adapt engine, transmission, traction, suspension, steering and exhaust parameters.

These are: Normal, Sport, Slippery, Mud, Sand, Rocks, and Low.

In addition to these driving modes, a custom setup can be created by saving between different steering, suspension and exhaust options.

Its suspension scheme was developed by the Ford Performance division and features new

2.5" Fox Shox Live shock absorbers

, which electronically adjust up to 500 times per second according to handling and road conditions.

Style that anticipates what's to come

The design of the Ranger Raptor is also completely new and will be the first approach to the style that the domestically produced pickup will have.

But in this version, the grill with a crossbar with carved "FORD" letters stands out, which is integrated into the headlights with Matrix LED technology.

The interior of the Ford Ranger Raptor is completely new.

Photo: Rolando Andrade Stracuzzi

It features 2 front tow hooks, high strength aluminum side steps and a new Raptor decal design.

The tires are

285/70 R17 AT

with new alloy wheels designed exclusively for this version.

Inside it is also completely renovated.

In particular, this version has a sports steering wheel with built-in magnesium paddles, ambient LED interior lighting and sports seats with electrical regulation and built-in heating.

In the center console it has a 12” multi-touch screen compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless cell phone connectivity and a B&O audio system with 8 speakers, wireless phone charger and built-in satellite navigation (GPS).

The instrument panel is also digital, with a

12.4” screen

that can be configured to suit the driver.

The new Ford Ranger Raptor allows for sporty driving off-road.

Photo: Rolando Andrade Stracuzzi

Its equipment is completed with a 360° vision camera, two-zone climate control, engine start and keyless opening.

among others.

In terms of safety, it has a series of driving assistance systems, among which the adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go and lane centering system stand out;

pre-collision assistant with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian detection;

a reverse braking assistant, automatic assisted parking and blind spot radar, among others.

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