The Raptor Special Edition is based on the current Raptor, and receives unique functional and styling additions that enhance the usability of the bakkie, said Ford.
The Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition will be built in limited numbers, and is identified by exclusive black decals with red highlights running over the bonnet, roof, sides, rear wings, and tailgate.
It also gains a standard “sports hoop” in the load box, along with a lockable Mountain Top roller shutter covering the rear.
Additionally, the bakkie is fitted with red tow hooks at the front, as well as matte black bumpers, wheel arches, and door handles that lend it an aggressive look.
Four exterior colour options – sea grey, frozen white, blue lightning, or agate black – are also available for further personalisation.
The interior of the Raptor Special Edition then receives Raptor-branded leather seats, a “Raceway Grey” instrument panel, and red contrast stitching in place of the blue stitching on the standard model.
Under the hood of the Ranger Raptor Special Edition lies a 2.0-litre, bi-turbo diesel engine paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The combination generates 157kW and 500Nm, and power is handled by a tailor-made terrain management system.
This allows a combined fuel consumption of 8.3l/100km, a maximum payload capacity of 607kg, and a maximum braked towing capacity of 2,500kg.
The system also offers six drive modes with a specially-developed Baja option – ensuring optimal performance in 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; and come with Fox shocks, 17-inch wheels, and “General Grabber AT3” all-terrain tyres that makes the maximum water wading depth of 850mm possible.
The new Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition has a South African price of R965,300.
Each purchase includes a 4-year/120,000km warranty, a 6-year/90,000km service plan, and 3-year/unlimited kilometre roadside assistance.