First Look at the Ford Ranger Raptor

By Staff  |  02/10/2018

For nearly 10 years, Ford's Raptor has been reserved for the brand's F-150 model. Now, the Raptor performance trim is coming to the midsize Ford Ranger.

Here's your first look at the Ford Ranger Raptor!

This iteration of the Raptor will sport a 2.0-liter twin-turbodiesel engine, good for 210 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Along with a diesel engine, it gets a coilover rear suspension with a Watt’s link setup, front and rear Fox Racing Shox, a beefed-up brake system, and finally, it will boast a 10-speed transmission.

Unfortunately, the Ranger Raptor is launching in the Asia Pacific market, with no announcement for a stateside release just yet. However, Ford Performance chief engineer Jamal Hameedi tells Drive that it would be a "slam dunk for the U.S.".

That's a good indication that we may see the pickup in the future. He also hinted that a gasoline engine would likely be offered for the U.S., which would be the consumer's preference.

Take a look at the Ranger Raptor up top, and stay tuned for further details.