Ciro De Siena headed to Australia to be one of the first people in the world to drive the Ford Ranger Raptor. Here's what he thought of it.
Unless you’re Australian, Australia is a very far away place. And unless you’re a cattle farmer, there’s not much reason to go into the Outback. But for the first ever Ranger Raptor, the company's first global Raptor, Ford wanted to build an offroad playground to show off what their new bakkie could do. And so we hopped on a few planes and made our way to Darwin, where we left the city and trekked into the interior.
The event team had carved two custom racetracks into the landscape, and we were given the opportunity to drive the car ourselves and "enjoy" one terror-lap with a pro-driver in the hot seat. The result is a video with a lot of dust, some muffled screams and more drifting bakkies than you might have thought possible.
The Ranger Raptor is due to land in South Africa in early 2019 and unfortunately, pricing has not yet been confirmed.