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Published on April 5th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Ford Ranger Raptor Goes Black & White

This April, Ford releases the best selling Ranger Raptor in two new body paints – Absolute Black & Arctic White.

Bookings of this Raptor will  receive a limited Edition Ranger Raptor Bomber Jacket, Car Air Purifier and Ford merchandise (while stocks last). For bookings on the Ranger Wildtrak, customers will receive a RM6,000 rebate and Ford merchandise (limited time only).

Designed by Ford Performance team for the true enthusiast off-roader.

Ford Ranger Raptor strengthens Ford’scommitment to deliver “Built Ford Tough” pickup trucks to customers. So what isso special about this Ranger?

  • This Ranger Raptor includes standard front andrear Fox Racing Shox shock absorbers to help travel at high speeds off-road andincludes increased ride height, wider track and improved approach and departureangles that ensure extreme off-road capability and stability
  • Innovative all-new Watt’s linkage rearsuspension with coilover rear springs helps ensure rear axle lateral stabilityoff-road while also improving ride and handling
  • It comes with a 10-Speedgearbox combined with a new 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo diesel engine to deliver amaximum of 213PS and 500Nm of torque.
  • It has a Terrain Management System (TMS) offering 6 modes forvarious driving experiences. Each mode has been calibrated to offer the bestpossible combination of technologies working in unison to tackle the chosenterrain or driving style with aplomb.

The Ranger Raptor features distinctive design cues inside and out that are functionally driven.

At the front, a stunning new grille takesstyling cues from the world’s first factory-built high performance off roadtruck, the F-150 Raptor. The iconic block FORD lettering proudly positionedwithin the grille design is unmistakable when emerging from a dust cloud.

A frame mounted front-bumper system isdesigned to offer desert durability performance and a distinctive presence. Thefront bumper also includes new LED fog lamps with functional air-curtain ducts,which help to reduce air resistance of the body.

Using composite materials, the frontfenders not only look tough, but resist dents and dings often associated withoff-road usage. The flared shape of the fenders are required for the longtravel suspension and oversized tires. The exterior color palate offeringsinclude Lightning Blue, Race Red, Shadow Black, Frozen White, as well as aunique Hero color for the Ranger Raptor, Conquer Grey. Contrasting Dyno Greyaccents helps to accentuate the vehicle’s look even further.

Vehicle stance is noticeably bigger fromevery angle, standing at an impressive 1873mm tall, 2180mm wide and 5398mmlong, with wider front and rear tracks at 1710mm. Ground clearance is increasedto 283mm, while the approach angle of 32.5°, ramp over angle of 24°, anddeparture angle of 24° as a package are superior to anything seen before.

Starting from the ground up, the side stepsare a cut above the rest. The step boards were designed specifically to preventrock spray from hitting the rear of the truck and the holes have been designedto drain sand, mud and snow. The tough high-strength aluminium alloy die-castmain step board is designed for durability, undergoing testing which includes aload of 100kg being applied 84,000 times to simulate over 10 years in thefield. A two-stage coating process involves the main step board firstly beingpowder-coated, before then having a robust grit-paint applied which results ina tough appearance that is also highly durable – scuff, scratch,stain-resistant with superior resistance to environmental weathering.

At the rear, a modified rear bumper comeswith an integrated tow bar and two recovery hooks rated at 3.8 tonnes. Updatedstyling to the rear includes flush sensor bezels and specially packaged andstyled tow connectors. Providing an abundance of space, the 1560mm x 1743mmtray has been designed with the weekend explorer in mind, while the 2500kgtowing capacity also accounts for dirt bikes or jet-skis, as well astraditional work needs during the week.


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