New 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor – the toughest, highest performing version of Europe’s be...
Developed by Ford Performance, the awe-inspiring Ranger Raptor supports thrill-seeking outdoor lifestyles and can tackle the harshest off-road terrain at speed
- Go-anywhere ability delivered by ultra-strong chassis; bespoke suspension and tires; 210 horsepower and 369 pounds feet of torque Panther 2.0 liter engine; 10-speed auto gearbox; Terrain Management System
The new 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor – the toughest and most high-performing version ever of Europe’s best-selling pick-up – has arrived in St. Maarten. Developed by Ford Performance for the true enthusiast off-roader, the first-ever Ranger Raptor is powered by a Bi-turbo version of Ford’s 2.0‑liter Panther diesel engine that delivers 210 horsepower and 369 pounds feet of torque; and Ford’s new 10-speed automatic gearbox.
“The commanding presence delivered by Ford’s ultimate Ranger features dimensions and extreme styling that is supported by unique Ford Performance features with a stylish yet tough new look on the exterior, along with an interior chassis optimized for high-speed, off-road driving and go-anywhere capability,” shares Tariq Amjad, Managing Director Motorworld Group of Companies.
“Rugged yet refined”
Built to withstand high-impact off-road events, Ranger Raptor’s unique, super-strong reinforced chassis frame uses high-strength, low-alloy steels to endure the punishment delivered by off-road racing.
Raptor’s race-bred suspension has been specifically crafted to tackle fearsome terrain at high-speed while remaining in complete control and comfort, using a 150 mm wider track and 51 mm taller ride height compared with the Ranger XLT. FOX shock absorbers with Position Sensitive Damping provide higher damping forces at extremes for unparalleled off-road capability.
Front braking and rear braking have been enhanced by larger twin-piston front callipers, along with rear callipers, and ventilated discs.
All-terrain BF Goodrich 285/70 R17 tires have been specially developed for the Ranger Raptor. The 33-inch (838 mm) by 11-inch (285 mm) tires offer a tough sidewall to take on the most formidable environments with confidence, and an aggressive off-road tread pattern that provides an iron grip in wet, mud, sand and snow conditions.
The unique chassis design is combined with optimized off-road geometry that delivers 283 mm ground clearance and 850 mm wading depth. A 32.5-degree approach angle, and ramp-over and departure angles of 24 degrees, provide impressive go-anywhere capability. Ranger Raptor also features unique underbody protection to deflect off-road obstacles. The new bash plate is made from 2.3 mm thickness high-strength steel – more than 60 per cent thicker than the standard bash plate – in addition to the Ranger’s standard engine and transfer case under-shields.
“Tuned for all terrains”
Ranger Raptor enables drivers to select from six Terrain Management System modes to tackle a wide range of terrain and driving scenarios, including:
- Normal mode – emphasising comfort, fuel economy and driveability
- Sport mode – more responsive for spirited on-road driving
- Grass/Gravel/Snow mode – designed to inspire safe and confident driving on off-road slippery and uneven surfaces
- Mud/Sand mode – tuning vehicle responses for optimum traction and momentum in deep, deformable surfaces like loose sand and mud
- Rock mode – specifically for low-speed rocky terrain where smooth controllability is key
- Baja mode – tuning responses for high-speed off-road performance, just like drivers need in the famous Baja desert rally
Ford engineers extensively tested the new Ranger Raptor’s powerful 2.0-liter Panther engine and 10‑speed automatic powertrain to prove durability in the most extreme conditions. The two turbochargers work in series at lower engine rpms for enhanced torque and responsiveness. At higher rpm, the larger low-pressure turbocharger delivers peak power.
Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission is shared with the F-150 Raptor and has been created with high-strength steel, aluminium alloys and composites to optimize durability and weight. A unique transmission calibration also includes a Live in Drive function, with paddle shifters always available for manual gear selection override. Driver assistance and safety technologies that boost confidence for drivers facing unknown off-road challenges or demanding working environments include an enhanced version of Ford Stability Control incorporating Roll Mitigation Function and Electronic Stability Control; Trailer Sway Control; Hill Start Assist; Hill Descent Control and Load Adaptive Control.
“Practical technology at hand”
Sophisticated technologies designed to make the new Ranger Raptor comfortable and convenient on- or off-road include Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system, which enables drivers to control audio, navigation and connected smartphones using simple, conversational voice commands. The system delivers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ at no extra cost, and features SYNC AppLink for voice-activation of a range of smartphone apps.
The system’s central 8-inch color touchscreen can be operated with pinch and swipe gestures, and features sat-nav technology that comes into its own when off-roading in remote locations, even offering a “breadcrumb” feature to leave a trail when exploring unchartered areas.
“Impressive in form and function”
Available in Ford Performance Blue, Colorado Red, Shadow Black, Frozen White and Conquer Grey colours with contrasting Dyno Grey accents, the new Ranger Raptor’s aggressive design is driven by performance and functionality.
A dramatic new grille inspired by the world’s first factory-built high performance off-road truck – the Ford F‑150, Raptor – dominates the space between the xenon high-intensity discharge headlights and above a frame mounted front-bumper system. Offering desert durability performance, the front bumper also includes new LED fog lamps with functional air-curtain ducts that improve air flow around the body.
Striking, flared composite front fenders are designed to shrug off damage from off-road usage, and allow for longer suspension travel and oversized tires. The side step boards are designed specifically to prevent rock spray from hitting the rear of the truck, and feature drain points for sand, mud and snow.
Ford Performance DNA is present throughout the interior, which delivers quality craftsmanship, harmonious colours and durable materials for driving scenarios from the high street to high altitude. The premium leather and suede bolstered seats are specially designed for enhanced grip and off-road high-speed support with a dual-firmness cushion for ultimate comfort.
Blue stitching and leather accents feature throughout. Lightweight, racing-style magnesium paddle shifters for crisp gear changes are easily accessible near the perforated leather hand grips of the bespoke steering wheel, which uses an on-center marker to help drivers keep track of wheel position off-road and is embossed with the Raptor logo.
“Desert racing heritage”
The Ford Ranger Raptor’s Baja mode is a reference to the Baja 1000; a grueling endurance rally through Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and one of the most prestigious off-road events in the world.
Like its predecessor, the 2021 Ranger Raptor was torture-tested in the challenging desert landscapes around Borrego Springs in the U.S. The Ranger Raptor remains a true work horse, that has been crafted and tested to be rugged yet refined for local customers’ distinct needs.
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