Introducing the Ford Ranger Raptor
The new Ford Ranger Raptor is a pick-up designed for excellent off-road performance. A uniquely engineered model with no direct competitor, it is part of the Ford High Performance range, alongside the RS and Mustang models.
The Raptor has been given a variety of new features to enhance the standard Ranger. With a strong build quality perfectly suited to off-road driving, intelligent technology and a striking design, the Raptor is the ideal vehicle for an adventurous lifestyle.
There are a variety of bodystyles, trims and colours, meaning performance and off-road enthusiasts are spoilt for choice.
The Ranger Raptor is perfectly built for tackling difficult terrains. Its Raptor Fox Pro shock absorbers allow 30% greater travel than standard Ranger dampers, giving it improved performance over rough terrain.
With bash plates made from 2.3 mm high strength steel and front fenders made from a lightweight yet durable material, the Raptor's off-road protection is upgraded from the standard Ranger, giving you the confidence to go wherever you want.
With a new rear bumper design, the Ranger Raptor has improved entry and exit clearance, meaning you can tackle more extreme terrain than ever before. Goodrich High Performance All-terrain tyres provide the perfect basis for off-road driving, and are supported by off-road specific calibrations for engine, transmission and steering, plus off-road seats.
Technology and Towing
The Raptor has a number of intelligent technological features to enhance the driver's experience. With the Terrain Management System, you can adapt the Raptor's settings to suit any conditions, with the available modes being Road, Sport, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud & Sand/Baja/Rock.
The Raptor also comes with hill descent functionality, meaning you stay in complete control when going downhill. The Raptor steering wheel, meanwhile, is fitted with paddle shifters for extra slick gear-shifting, providing for engaging driving.
The Ranger Raptor is also solidly built, making it the ideal vehicle for adventurous off-road driving, and meaning it can carry a significant amount. Its build features include the unique heavy duty fully-boxed chassis frame, Enthusiast Rated tow hooks and stiffened side rails. With a gross payload of 640kg plus all the clever features above, the Ranger Raptor is a vehicle with both brains and brawn.
As a uniquely engineered model with no direct competitor, the Ranger Raptor is a vehicle designed unlike any other. Various features have been added to make it even better than the standard Ford Ranger, such as the Bi-Xenon lights and a range of new exterior colours including Conquer Grey and Ford Performance Blue.
Front bumper 'Air Curtains' improve aerodynamics and the suspension control arms are made of aluminium to reduce weight, improve appearance and improve the suspension travel. The design of the brakes is improved over the Ranger too, with larger vented discs providing vastly improved stopping ability.
The unique design features continue on the inside with 'technical suede' on the seats for better grip and cleanability than standard suede, while high seat bolsters provide greater lateral support.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you claim VAT back on a Ranger Raptor?
Unfortunately VAT cannot be claimed back on a Raptor - this is because the payload is under 1,000kg. As a result, the Benefit in Kind (BIK) is at the higher rate compared to the traditional Ranger.
What about the VED?
The Ford Ranger Raptor has been approved to be used a commerical vehicle, so therefore it has to be registered as a commerical vehicle. As a result, the Raptor is subject to the CV VED band.
What do you actually get for the money?
The Ford Ranger Raptor has been specifically designed to tackle any terrain it comes across. Find out exactly what you get with the Ranger Raptor.
- Heavy Body Construction
- Tailgate (with Easy-lift/lower mechanism)
- Black Side Step (with Raptor Logo)
- Front Splash Guard/Mud Flaps
- Rear Mudflaps
- Cargo Management System
- Bi-Xenon Headlamps
- Rain Sensitive Windshield Wipers
- Privacy Glass
- Heated Windshield and Rear Window
- Dual Control System - EATC
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- Front Roof Interior Assist Handle
- Mountain Top Lockable Cover & Load bars
- Cool Box in Centre Console
Test Drive the Ford Ranger Raptor
The Ford Ranger Raptor is the performance pick-up truck with the most impressive range of off-road abilities. Its extreme specification, imposing design and ready-for-anything philosophy are traits unmatched by other pick-ups in the UK.