It’s a legendary name that spawned in the US, but Ford has now rolled out a modified version of the F150 locally as the Ranger Raptor. Of course, if you’re still looking for the original F150 you can opt for a converted import, but not all of us are rolling around in money! Naming technicalities aside, the local version is still one tough vehicle that does everything it says it can, and more. Donning a 4-cylinder, 2L turbo diesel motor, this is a heavy-duty ute that can go deep off-road. The F150-inspired Ranger Raptor is an enormous unit, so speed and acceleration isn’t exactly high on the list, but as far as power, there’s an abundant supply helping to propel the near two and a half tonne monster. Add to that a solid suspension setup with large coilovers and shocks, a durable chassis and slick ten-speed transmission, you’re equipped to a tee. Every bump and crash in the road is buffered with ease, and you’re also supported by hill control, centre differential lock and extra ground clearance. Getting bogged down is the least of your concerns. From an engineering perspective, there’s also several electronics designed to extract the best out of this beast in tricky terrain. While rumours float around that Ford might one day bring its revered F150 down under, this is also a long way off being deemed feasible. In the meantime, the Ranger Raptor is a brute for the diehard off-road enthusiast.
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