In 2018 the Ford Ranger Raptor created a new performance niche for performance pickups, and the benchmark has been raised even higher with the second-generation bakkie.
The new-generation Raptor was revealed in February sporting some righteous power: a thumping 3.0l V6 twin turbo EcoBoost engine tuned by Ford’s performance division. At 292kW it has nearly twice the power of the current Raptor’s 157kW 2.0-litre bi turbo diesel engine, while torque has also taken a healthy hike from 500Nm to 583Nm.
Ford has released a video of the second-generation Ranger Raptor in action, providing a closer look at its bold new design, which includes aggressive high-volume 285/70 R17 all-terrain tyres and flared wheel arches.
The video also reveals the bakkie's assertive black front grille with giant Ford lettering, flanked by the new C-clamp headlights that characterise all new-generation Rangers. The Matrix LED headlights with LED daytime running lights have a dynamic bending function and dynamic levelling to prevent blinding oncoming traffic.