The new Ford Ranger Raptor is on its way to SA but its burly F-150 Raptor counterpart recently took to the Nürburgring for some drifting action. Watch the video!
Ford has made a performance bakkie a reality and the Ranger Raptor, which is due in South Africa next year, promises exceptional off-road performance. It’s produced in Thailand but will also be produced at Ford’s Silverton plant in Pretoria in the future, which is good news for the local economy.
Many bemoan the Ranger Raptor for offering only 157 kW and 500 Nm from its 2.0-litre bi-turbodiesel engine, not exactly the figures that spring to mind for ultimate performance, but fitted with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a good dose of trickery, Ford is confident in its ability. We can’t wait to see if Ford’s promise holds true...
However, the video below features the large-and-in-charge F-150 Raptor packing a bi-turbo 3.5-litre V6 engine with 336 kW and 691 Nm of torque. Those are some big numbers! The video features Formula Drift Racer, Vaughn Gittin Jr, who intended to drift his Ford Mustang RTR drift car around the world-famous Nurburgring. Rain, however, changed his plan and he thought the Ranger Raptor would be a good alternative for some wet fun on the tarmac of the Nordschleife.
Watch the video to see the Ford F-150 Raptor run wild!