The new Ford Ranger Raptor has been imagined ahead of its official reveal.

Ford has barely finished showing off its new generation Ranger and it has already been rendered as a Raptor.

Australian car website Automotive Daily has put together bits from the latest Ranger and F-150 Raptor to imagine what we can expect from the 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor. 

Upfront is the obvious Raptor grille, complete with the F-150’s unique triple-LED lighting so that even at night other drivers will read the lettering which is finished in black. The C-shaped LED headlights have been tinted a little and there’s also an indicator light on the front wheel flares.

Underneath is the usual bashplate and bespoke bar that help for off-roading performance. Likewise, there are steel steps down the side and easily recognisable 17-inch black alloy wheels under the flared guards. We wonder if this design will be updated, but the previous iteration ran on 285/70 BFGoodrich K02 all-terrain tyres which is a solid choice.

Output will likely be around 300kW of power and 560Nm of torque if it uses the Bronco Raptor’s same 3.0-litre V6.

Also expect a similar focus on the chassis, with a Watt’s link suspension setup completely different to normal Rangers and providing great articulation with Fox suspension that can take a fast-paced pounding over the dunes, but is unlikely to meet the same tow and payload capacities of the workhorse range.

Ford will reveal the new Ranger Raptor in February 2022 and while we will get to officially see it then, we still might not know many specific details. However, with Australia such a strong market it could launch here in the same year, or at least by mid-2023.


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