Ford has one last edition of the current Ranger before the next generation Ranger hits the market in 2022.
The Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition comes with a price tag of R965 300 which is R45 000 above the price of a regular Ford Ranger Raptor.
The Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition of which only a limited number will be produced is set to go on sale later in Q4 of this year, the exact date is still to be confirmed.
Featuring a choice of bold Sea Grey, Frozen White, Blue Lightning and Agate Black paint finishes, the new Ranger Raptor Special Edition adds twin matte black racing stripes – edged with red contrast lines – to the bonnet, roof, lower body sides, rear wings and tailgate to further emphasize the bakkie’s high-performance character.
Complementing the distinctive racing stripes, the front tow hooks are finished in red while the flared wheel arches, front and rear bumpers, door handles and signature Ford-embossed grille feature a matte black finish to create an even more imposing appearance than the standard Ranger Raptor’s grey exterior details. Also new to this exclusive model is the integrated black sports hoop derived from the Ranger Wildtrak, which adds further sporting flair to the Ranger Raptor’s muscular appearance.
The standard fitment of the lockable Mountain Top black roller shutter, previously seen on the Ranger Thunder, is a great addition that allows owners to safely secure goods in the load compartment, away from prying eyes and protected from the elements.
Inside the Ranger Raptor Special Edition’s double cab interior, an even sportier, bespoke feel is delivered with red stitching for the steering wheel, instrument panel and door cards. Standard high-grain leather seats are designed to be comfortable and supportive whether tackling rough terrain or smooth highway, and a Special Edition-only Raceway Grey instrument panel adds further exclusivity.
The Special Edition model retains Ranger Raptor’s unique Ford Performance chassis. Optimised for high-speed off-road driving where regulations and conditions allow, Ranger Raptor features a 150mm wider track and 51mm taller ride height than the standard Ranger for greater off-road capability.
As with the standard model, the Ranger Raptor Special Edition is powered by Ford’s 157kW 2.0 litre Bi-Turbo diesel engine developing 500Nm of torque, driving a responsive 10-speed automatic gearbox shared with the Ford Mustang sports car. Its unique Terrain Management System enables drivers to tackle a wide range of terrain and driving scenarios, including Baja Mode – named after the famous Baja 1000 desert rally – for optimum off-road performance.
The Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition is sold with a six-year/90 000km service plan and four-year/120 000km warranty.