Europe debut for SA bound and built Ford Ranger Raptor

As announced a few weeks ago here on www,petrosexual.africa Ford today debuted its South African bound Ranger Raptor at the Gamescom trade fair, in Cologne, Germany. Ranger Raptor will go on sale to thrill-seeking customers in Europe in mid-2019 powered by a Bi-turbo version of Ford’s 2.0‑litre EcoBlue diesel engine married to Ford’s new 10-speed automatic gearbox.

The commanding presence delivered by the ultimate Ranger’s imposing dimensions and extreme styling is supported by a unique Ford Performance chassis optimised for high-speed off-road driving and go-anywhere capability.

Ford and Microsoft also today revealed that the new Ranger Raptor will feature in the new Forza Horizon 4 video racing game, giving even more performance driving fans the opportunity to experience the pick-up’s unprecedented capabilities. By launching the new Ford Ranger Raptor at Gamescom – Europe’s biggest event of its kind – Ford became the first manufacturer to launch a new vehicle at the event.

“Forget everything you think you know about pick-ups,” said Leo Roeks, Ford Performance Director, Europe. “Our new Ranger Raptor is a different breed – a thoroughbred desert racer and extreme lifestyle off-roader that can toil with the best of them in the harshest of working conditions.”

The Ranger Raptor will also be assembled from scratch here in South Africa at Ford’s Silverton plant

A dramatic new video of the Ford Ranger Raptor in action can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/U94wDbctu1U

 

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