Pick-up truck enthusiasts, specifically those that prefer Ford trucks, may be familiar with the Raptor name. For the uninitiated, this badge refers to the most powerful version of the Ford F-150 that is sold in the United States. Well, until now, that is.
The Raptor name will now be used by the Ranger, which was just revealed in Asia’s truck capital, Thailand. Taking its cue from the already tough-looking Ranger, the Raptor version gets a meaner stance with a revised front grille, headlights, and bumper. That menacing mug is complemented by a tweaked suspension with coil springs and Fox dampers. The look is finished off with large 17-inch wheels and all-terrain rubbers.
While looks will draw most people to the Ranger Raptor, what really makes this truck special is what lies under the hood. This one gets a new 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel motor that produces 210hp and a mighty 500Nm of torque. it is mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox, features Baja Mode, and has a raised suspension for those times when owners feel like playing on the road less traveled (or make that no road at all).