Ford has unveiled the Ranger Raptor Special Edition, a limited-run model that is based on the company’s top-of-the-line bakkie.
The Ranger Raptor Special Edition will be “built in limited numbers to ensure exclusivity,” said Ford.
The South African pricing for the Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition will be released closer to its local launch in the fourth quarter of 2021.
What you need to know
The new Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition is fitted with unique functional and styling enhancements to set it apart from the standard vehicle, and to enhance the daily usability of the bakkie in general.
Most notably it comes with exclusive decals on the bonnet, roof, sides, rear wings, and tailgate; an integrated sports hoop in the loadbox; and a lockable roller shutter at the rear.
Red accents are now on the towhooks, too, along with matte black bumpers, wheel arches, and door handles.
Inside, the Raptor Special Edition is treated to full-grain leather seats, an exclusive “Raceway Grey” instrument panel, and red contrast stitching in place of the blue stitching on the standard Raptor.
The limited-edition bakkie is then available in either sea grey, frozen white, blue lightning, or agate black paint finishes.
Driving the Ranger Raptor Special Edition is the same 2.0-litre, bi-turbodiesel engine and 10-speed automatic transmission found in the normal Raptor.
This motor produces 157kW and 500Nm, and sends power to all four wheels via a tailor-made terrain management system.
The latter programme includes six drive modes with a specially-developed Baja option, which ensures optimal performance on off-road conditions by improving steering response, shifting speed, and traction.
In addition, the Ranger Raptor derivatives have a 150mm wider track and 51mm taller ride height than standard Rangers to enhance their capabilities; and offer bespoke Fox shocks, 17-inch wheels, and “General Grabber AT3” all-terrain tyres as standard.