Ford promises mega performance with its new Ranger Raptor – which we wanted to try.
That’s it, we grabbed the VBox and hit the drag strip in the Raptor, as well as the V6 and four-cylinder diesel models in Wildtrak spec guise.
We also ran some more performance tests on the Raptor, with a bloody quick 5.8-second dash to 100km/h after it was dry.
This is the latest test in an ongoing series: We’ve already done it. Place different rangers on the dinotested the Ranger V6 diesel against the Volkswagen Amarok V6, and ran the Ranger V6 diesel against the bi-turbo four-cylinder option.
- Sound check: Filmed from behind the car, driving with any available drive mode.
- Drag Race: All three in a row, each with the fastest drive modes, 4WD and stability control settings as tested.
- Performance Tests for Raptor: Using different methods, Baja was the fastest. Standing quarter mile, 1/8 mile, and 0-100 km/h tests
Power in the new Ranger Raptor comes from a 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol V6 making 292kW and 583Nm, sent to all four wheels via a full-time four-wheel drive system and a 10-speed automatic.
Its power-to-weight figure is 120.6kW per ton.
The Ranger’s V6 diesel engine, a version of which has previously been used in the US-market F-150, produces 184kW of peak power and 600Nm of torque from just 1750rpm.
Again, torque is sent to all four wheels via a full-time four-wheel drive system and a 10-speed automatic.
Its power-to-weight figure is 78.8kW per ton.
The Wild Track’s cheaper bi-turbo four-cylinder diesel option makes 154kW and 500Nm, again with a 10-speed automatic, but with a more conventional part-time 4×4 that defaults to RWD on tarmac.
Its power-to-weight figure is 67.6kW per tonne.
|0-100 kmph||5.8 seconds|
|1/4 mile||14.3 seconds @ 157.8 kmph|
|1/8 mile||9.3 seconds @ 128.6 kmph|
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