Written by Rowan Horncastle

Earlier this year, we saw the new brand new Ford Ranger. We worked out that if you spec"d this baby F150 with options (Trac-Lok lockable diffs) and had an engine tune, you"d be left with a sorta-kinda 4/5ths-scale Raptor. No need for that anymore, as Ford has made a full-blown Raptor out of the Ranger anyway. Good news. Unveiled in Thailand (where the rest of the world"s Raptors outside the US are built), the new baby Raptor has borrowed plenty of the angry, bloated bodywork and technology from its bigger brother to be an absolute beast on the rough stuff. Just like the new Raptor, there"s no V8 under the bonnet. Boo. There"s not even a twin-turbo V6. Double boo. Instead, there"s an all-new twin-turbo 2.0-litre inline-four diesel with 210 horsepower and 369 lb ft of torque connected to Ford"s ten-speed auto.

Date written: 7 Feb 2018

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