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Prototype Ford Ranger Raptor spied testing Down Under


Spied in prototype form for the first time last month, new images of the rumoured Ford Ranger Raptor undergoing testing in Australia have leaked online.

Posted by, the heavily disguised test mule betrays its Ranger identity by virtue of the rear lights and familiar silhouette, with most of the changes occurring underneath in the form of an updated T6 platform confirmed to underpin the US-spec Ranger and reborn Bronco SUV.

As part of the upgrades, the Raptor features an increase in ground clearance, four wheel disc brakes, a Watts rear linkage in place of the standard leaf-spring suspension, and larger off-road focused wheels.

While unconfirmed, the Ranger Raptor is expected to mirror the F150 Raptor's drivetrain with power likely to come from the same 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6, albeit detuned from the current 336 kW / 690 Nm, mated to the same 10-speed automatic gearbox co-developed with General Motors.

Ford has so far remained mum on announcing an official date for the Ranger Raptor's arrival.


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