Ford has just taken the wraps off the 2023 second-generation Ranger Raptor mid-size performance pickup truck, and it is coming to the U.S. and Canada this time around.
Built by Ford Performance, the new Ranger Raptor now features a series of update that makes it difficult to tell apart from the F-150 Raptor model, from a distance. The Range Raptor features everything that is loved about the F-150 Raptor in a more compact package.
The 2023 Ranger Raptor will be available in petrol or diesel powertrains, and the former will feature a twin-turbo 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine producing 392 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque, while the latter will come with a 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine, although it’ll only be available in select markets. Both engines will be equipped with the anti-lag system similar to the one fitted to the GT and the Focus ST, which ensures boost is always there when needed as the turbochargers continue spinning for up to three seconds after the driver’s foot comes off the gas pedal, and power is sent through a 10-speed automatic transmission that is designed with specific tuning for optimal performance on varying terrain.
The truck boasts an array of hardware upgrades that include a new chassis that’s specific to the Ranger Raptor, a redesigned suspension with Ford Performance-developed FOX Live Valve dampers and FOX 2.5-inch Live Valve Internal Bypass shock absorbers, FOX Bottom-Out Control, twin-rated tow hooks, and a front bash plate. Additional features include an advanced permanent four-wheel drive system with an electronically controlled on-demand two-speed transfer case, and a number of exterior enhancements that bring the design in line with the F-150 Raptor.
There are seven driving modes to choose from called Normal, Sport, Slippery, Rock Crawl, Sand, Mud/Ruts and Baja, and each profile modifies parameters like the traction and stability control systems, the ABS sensitivity, the transmission’s shift points, and the throttle response. Each driving mode is linked to a specific theme in the instrument cluster.
Interior-wise, the Ranger Raptor features what Ford refers to as jet fighter-inspired sport seats, Code Orange accents, shift paddles, and a good deal of technology which includes a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12-inch touchscreen and a 10-speaker B&O sound system.
The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor pricing information is yet to announced, but dealers across Europe will start receiving the pickup in the fourth quarter of 2022 and it’ll come to North America in 2023. Be sure to check out the photos below and the video above.