Ford unveils the new Ranger Raptor

The 2018 Ford Ranger Raptor has been revealed in Thailand, ahead of an Australian launch later this year.

Although information on Ford’s new ‘Super Truck’ is limited as of now the Ranger Raptor features some key differences from its F-150 raptor model offered overseas.

First of all, there is no Ecoboost V6 in the new Ranger Raptor. However, the new model will include a 10-speed transmission and twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine. The Ranger Raptor’s new 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel engine delivers 157kW of power and 500Nm of torque.

The Ford-designed and Ford-built 10-speed automatic transmission is shared with the F-150 Raptor and has been created with high-strength steel, aluminium alloys and composites to optimize durability and weight. Having 10 gears means a wider ratio-span resulting in better acceleration and responsiveness. With more room to optimize gear spacing, engineers could customize gear progression far more efficiently than before, providing more accurate – and quicker – upshift and downshift capability.

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