Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition Builds Upon A Winning Formula Leaving Way Behind The Toyota Hilux.
The Ford Ranger was the one of best selling truck, leaving way behind the Toyota Hilux. The automaker is celebrating the pickup success with the launch of a new limited edition Ranger model based on the flagship Ranger Raptor trim.
The most distinctive visual upgrades have to be the twin matte black racing stripes with red contrast lines, which extend from the hood through the roof to the lower body sides, rear wings, and tailgate. The wider wheel arches together with the front and rear bumpers, door handles, and radiator grille, are finished in matte black, while the front tow hooks are in a contrasting red color.
The Ranger Raptor Special Edition will be available with a choice between Performance Blue, Conquer Grey, and Frozen White exterior paints. Inside the cabin, the performance truck feels a little sportier, red stitching for the steering wheel, instrument panel, and door cards. There is also a model exclusive leather upholstery, and a Special Edition only Raceway Grey instrument panel.
The chassis to the powertrain remains unchanged under the skin, though that is not bad news given the Ranger Raptor 150mm wider track and 51mm taller ride height compared to a regular Ranger. Powering the truck is a 2.0 liter twin-turbo Eco Blue diesel engine and mated to a 10 speed automatic gearbox.