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Old 11-22-2018, 06:34 AM   #1
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Ford Ranger Raptor May Arrive Unofficially Through Hennessey Performance

Ford isn’t bringing the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor to the U.S. market, but that doesn’t mean others won’t create something to fill that pent up demand. Case in point is that Hennessey Performance Vehicles is allegedly developing a Ford Ranger Raptor equivalent of their own.

At this point, the Texas tuner isn’t sharing information on what will constitute a Ford Ranger Raptor type of vehicle beyond the following details:

“Upgrades will include high-flow air induction system, intercooler system, stainless steel exhaust, larger off-road tires and wheels, suspension kit, and so much more…,” according to the Hennessey website.



It’s still unknown what will power the Hennessey Ford Ranger Raptor equivalent. Ford execs said the planned overseas 2019 Ranger Raptor can’t accommodate V6 engine for space reasons. That’s why it hosts the smaller 2.0L diesel version outside the US market.

It’s that engine, though, that is keeping the Ranger Raptor away from us. As we previously reported: “the 2.0L diesel – the standalone powertrain for the Ford Ranger Raptor – is the main roadblock. The engine isn’t federalized, and even if it was, its 210 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque might not pack enough power to satisfy the tastes of American customers.”

However, as our first impression of the 2019 Ranger shows, the American market might not need a Ranger Raptor. Sure, that won’t stop Hennessey from building one, but the indications are the stock model should satisfy most buyers’ desires.

The 2019 Ford Ranger, according to our impressions, “isn’t afraid of steep hills, sketchy embankments, and even some wheel cocking undulations that are usually reserved for trucks marketed towards more off-road uses.”



A 2.3L EcoBoost engine shared with the Ford Mustang powers the 2019 Ranger. In the Ranger, the engine produces 270 hp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque, which Ford says is best-in-class torque performance. Hennessey Performance will probably push both those numbers north of 400 when its plans are unveiled in more detail.
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:30 AM   #2
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I'll wait for the Ranger Raptor or get the Daddy Raptor...
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:34 AM   #3
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Might have seen a Ranger Raptor at the winter test site yesterday. Same front grille and fender flares as the F150 Raptor, but looked a little narrower and shorter.
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:49 AM   #4
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Might have seen a Ranger Raptor at the winter test site yesterday. Same front grille and fender flares as the F150 Raptor, but looked a little narrower and shorter.
There’s been a lot Of SPY Photos (camo)of the LHD Ranger Raptors over past year.
This is MT from January it is a moving photo thingy so here’s the Link? SEMA.ORG has good photo of a LHD Raptor Ranger no camo..
Is that the one you Saw?

https://www.motortrend.com/news/spie...ught-u-s-soil/






Here are the first shots of a production-spec LHD Ranger Raptor while testing in metro Detroit. Up until this point, Ford has only shown the RHD version of the truck.

Seeing this LHD Ranger Raptor testing stateside more less guarantees a U.S. debut, and should garner excitement for those still waiting for a confirmation from Ford. This truck features a Raptor graphics package, and the engine omitted that all too familiar diesel clang heard on earlier prototypes.

The Ranger Raptor made its official debut in Bangkok, Thailand, back in February. Upon debut, Ford confirmed that it would be equipped (overseas models) with an all-new twin turbo 2.0 diesel good for 211 hp and 369 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The ’19 Ranger FX4 debuted with a version of the 2.3L Ecoboost used in the Mustang and Lincoln MKC paired to a 10-speed automatic, although engine options for the Ranger Raptor should consist of a version of the 2.7L Ecoboost V6, also found in the F-150, and fingers crossed, the new twin turbo diesel.

It wouldn’t be surprising if the U.S.-spec Ranger Raptor made an official debut later this year.

https://www.sema.org/sema-enews/2018...ting-stateside

Forgot about this photo too,
Ford Ranger Wildtrak Caught Testing In U.S. With Ranger Raptor
https://www.motor1.com/news/239016/f...aught-testing/

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it will boil down to engine choice mos def. What can fit in that engine bay, correctly?
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Yeah, that's the size / shape of what I saw. It was LHD, even had a sticker on the tailgate indicating "LHD test vehicle". I suppose so it's easier to identify when covered in 2 feet of snow. What I saw was still half-camo with three different color of body panels from whatever shoddy prototype build. It looks cool. I didn't see it run any tests though so I don't know what it sounds like nor what theoretical performance is on offer.
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306hp
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