Published on December 5th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ford Ranger Raptor On Test With British Police
Now if the South African or Australian Police were looking into this truck then it will make more sense.
The Ford Ranger Raptor has been stirring a lot of attention in every market that it has been introduced.
Now we hear that the Ford Raptor will be tested by police across the United Kingdom. The truck will be specially prepared inside the cabin and on the exterior (with livery, sirens, clutches, radio communications, etc.) by the Ford Special Vehicle Preparation team in Essex.
The Raptor is very quick for a pickup truck and its has off-road capabilities to take on the Land Rover Defender, but to be used as a police vehicle seems a little over the top as the Ford Raptor is very wide, making is a little difficult to drive in small towns and when negotiating into car parks.
Well, perhaps the Police might need its very good off road ability. Well, even the standard Ranger Wildtrak will do a good job chasing down the occasional ‘bad guys’ off-road when it happens and it does not costs more to maintain like the Raptor. The Wildtrak is also easier to park and drive around small towns.
Well, it is not my tax money and we will let the British motoring press explain further if needed.
The first police team to do the test will be the South Wales police, who will use the Raptor on highways and country roads to stop speeding victims, as well as access to some of the complicated rural locations to track those who could escape on gravel, mud and sand, respectively.
This Ford Ranger Raptor has a 283mm ground clearance pickup, all-wheel drive, FOX shock absorbers and a Baja desert race mode. Under the hood has a 2.0-liter Ecoboost twin-turbo engine, which produces 213hp and 500Nm of torque, coupled to a 10-speed automatic gearbox. Although it does 0-100 km/h in 10.5 seconds, it can run off-road with a maximum of 170km/h.