The new Ford Ranger Raptor is not yet available in the United States, but will eventually arrive in North America. We haven’t had a chance to test the performance truck yet, but we expect to get behind the wheel in the near future. If you want to know how fast the pickup leaves the assembly line, you don’t have to wait until it arrives in the USA. Thanks to a new video, we can see the 2023 Ranger Raptor in action, unleashing its full potential.
the PDriveTV Channel on YouTube recently had the privilege of testing the new Ranger Raptor. The vehicle shown in the clip above is from the Australian specification, meaning it has the more powerful version of the 3.0-litre EcoBoost V6. As a reminder, due to emissions restrictions, in Europe the Truck has only 288 hp (215 kW) and 362 pound feet (491 Newton meters).
However, this does not apply to the AU market. In the land down under, the fast truck comes with 392 hp (292 kW) and almost the same amount of torque as the European version. This is a significant increase over the EU specification model and results in very impressive acceleration figures. The team running this test ride completed a few different sprints, but we’re obviously most interested in the 0-62 mph (0-100 kilometers per hour) data.
The best performance the Ranger Raptor recorded was 5.79 seconds with a simulated launch control function. Without holding the brakes or hitting the accelerator, the truck completed the sprint in 6.43 seconds, which is still pretty impressive. Remember, we’re talking about a 5,000-pound truck with big tires and an off-road-tuned transmission. It’s obviously not a street truck and yet it remains a fairly capable off-roader, as this video also shows.
Impressed? We are. If you like what you see, you’ll probably be happy about it Truck will go on sale in the United States later this year. It’s unclear if it will be a 2023 or 2024 model at this point, nor is it known if the truck will see any significant changes for buyers in the US and Canada. We think only the 3.0 V6 EcoBoost engine will be available this side of the pond, as opposed to Europe’s alternative twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel.