After the recent big comeback, it looks like the Blue Oval company prepares another big novelty in the near future. According to the latest reports, a hi-performance version of this truck is under development and should come in the next year. It is expected to carry the famous badge and come as the 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor. At this point, we don’t know much about it but may presume some of the major modifications that Ford is about to make on it. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is powertrain. Still, we count on various mechanical and visual upgrades as well. Latest reports suggest its arrival sometime in the second half of the next year.
2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Redesign
The 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor may come based on the standard model, but we have no doubt it will come with numerous modifications in various aspects. Considering that this will be an off-road performer. The first thing that comes to mind is the suspension. Naturally, we will see new shocks and many other components, as well as notably higher ground clearance. Of course, these modifications will include new brakes, new wheels with off-road tires and much more.
In terms of the styling, the new model will definitely come with some distinctive details. Of course, the 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor will take a lot of inspiration from the famous F-150 Raptor. That means famous blue finish, as well as a lot of black plastics, including a familiar grille layout. All in all, we have no doubt it will follow the mean character of the new model.
We count on upgrades in this aspect as well. First of all, we are pretty sure that the new 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor will come in a double cab layout or something like that. In terms of aesthetics, we expect to see some unique color schemes, “Raptor” badges and stitching all over the cabin and similar things. Also, count on a unique list of standard equipment.
2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Engine
Of course, this is the most interesting part of the new performance version. The current model comes with a familiar 2.3-liter EcoBoost with around 270 horsepower. Most likely, the 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor will come with a bigger and more powerful 2.7-liter V6 unit, while a max output is expected to go around 350 horsepower. Also, there is a big chance to see a manual transmission in the offer.
The international version of the Ranger already comes with Raptor badge but in a completely different manner. This one comes with a potent 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine, which is good for about 210 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque.
Release Date and Price
It seems too early to speculate about some more precise date, but it looks pretty certain that the new Raptor will hit the market sometime in the next year, probably in the second half. When it comes to the price, this version will probably go somewhere between 35.000 and 40.000 dollars.