The raptors are coming! No, that’s not a catchphrase from the following Jurassic Globe film. In the automotive world, raptors are the domain of Ford, specifically the F-150 Raptor, the Ranger Raptor, as well as the soon-to-come Bronco Raptor.
New spy shots from Ford’s home turf near Detroit record 2 Raptor models at work, though the digital photographer’s focus this time around is on the Ranger. The previous-generation version saw a Raptor alternative supplied in markets outside the US, however with a brand-new Ranger finally disclosed, it promises the United States will obtain one this moment around.
The model seen below uses our finest look thus far, which makes feeling offered the typical Ranger debuted its new styling to the world last November. The Raptor will clearly ride a bit greater, riding on an updated suspension and embellished with off-road gear such as skidplates, which can easily be seen in these pictures. The grille’s facility bar is still covered, however you can wager there’s bold FORD branding behind the cover. At the rear, double exhaust tips leave the corners under the bumper.
Rumors suggest those exhaust pipes connect to an EcoBoost V6 rather than the four-cylinder engine used in previous Ranger Raptors. The concern is whether it’s the twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter mill utilized by the Bronco, or the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 from the Ford Explorer ST. The last would provide the Ranger Raptor a healthy 400 horse power, but we additionally heard rumors that Ford could eventually build a V8-powered Ranger Raptor R.
As for the Bronco Raptor also caught on cam, there’s really little camouflage hiding the car under. The FORD grille is revealed to the world, as well as the body-hugging wrap can not conceal the Bronco Raptor’s larger position and large fender flares. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a Bronco Raptor in such marginal coverings, and it suggests a debut could be around the bend.
On that note, we already know the 2023 Ranger Raptor will have its worldwide launching in February. Ford confirmed it in a cryptic QR-code teaser during the common Ranger’s expose. It just might be the excellent time to unleash not one, but two new Raptors to the world. We shall see quickly enough.