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Ford Ranger Raptor: First Real World Photo Gallery

The all-new next-generation Ford Ranger Raptor was revealed in late February ahead of its launch in Australia this summer and Europe later this year, as well as the U.S. at some point next year. To date, Ford Authority spies have spotted a number of next-gen Ranger Raptor prototypes out driving around, but now, those same spies have come across a Euro-spec example of the new high-performance off-roader in the flesh, giving us our first real-world look at the rugged mid-size pickup.

Ford Ranger Raptor

The all-new Ranger Raptor borrows quite a few styling cues from its predecessor and other models such as the Ford F-150 Raptor and Ford Bronco Raptor with a far more aggressive look than the regular Ranger. That starts up front with a familiar grille treatment boasting “Ford” script in the center, C-clamp headlights, matrix LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, and a vented hood.

Ford Ranger Raptor

Moving down the side, we can see more aggressive styling cues including flared wheel arches, functional air vents, cast-aluminum side steps, and unique 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires, though the off-road-oriented pickup may also get a street performance tire option. The new Ranger Raptor will be lighter than the previous-gen model to boot, as Ford Authority exclusively reported in February.

Ford Ranger Raptor

In the rear, the redesigned Ranger Raptor can be distinguished from regular Ranger models thanks to its LED taillights, Raptor badging, and a Precision Grey rear bumper with an integrated step pad and towbar tucked up high to preserve the truck’s departure angle.

On the inside, the next-gen Ranger Raptor features all-new, jet fighter-inspired front sports seats, Code Orange accents on the instrument panel, trim, seats, and ambient lighting, a premium leather sports heated steering wheel with thumb swells, on-center marking, and cast-magnesium paddle shifters, a 12.4‑inch all-digital cluster, and a 12-inch center touchscreen running SYNC 4A.

Under the hood, the new Ranger Raptor is powered by Ford’s 3.0L EcoBoost V6 – which Ford Authority was the first to report nearly a year ago. In Europe, that powerplant is rated to produce 284 horsepower and 362 pound-feet of torque, while Australia and the U.S. will get significantly more – 392 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. As Ford Authority was the first to report, the next-gen Ranger Raptor will start out at $52,500 in the U.S. and $85,490 AUS ($63,935 USD), though European pricing has yet to be announced.

We’ll have more on the Ranger Raptor soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Ranger news, Ford Ranger Raptor news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Steve

    So this Ranger Raptor has the same engine as the F150 Raptor? Am I reading this correctly? Is Ford trying to quietly make the F150 Raptor obsolete? Besides putting a 6 cylinder motor in Raptor is just plain silly. Ranger? I get it, no room. F150? I don’t get that at all. I’m going to spend 80 plus grand on a Raptor with a 6 cylinder motor. No thanks. Get me that TRX bad boy, now you’re talking. Sorry Ford, you did this.

    1. Ross

      Different engine, the F150 has a 3.5TT V6 with 450hp. The Raptor R that comes out later this year will compete directly with the TRX, that will have a supercharged 5.2 V8 and more power (but less torque) than the TRX

    2. Explorer ST

      Will have the 3.0L TT V6 that produces roughly 400 HP as opposed to the 3.5L TT v6 found the in F-150. This engine with this amount of power can be found in the Explorer ST, Aviator, and Bronco Raptor

  2. Alan

    But do we have to spend over 50 grand in the US just to get a V6? Will everything else still use the 2.3? I was really hoping to see the 2.7 eco as an option in the XLT. The way things are now, the dealers will slap addendums on the Ranger raptors and they will sell for 70K. My dealers are already selling 2 door broncos for over 75K. Things have gotten out of hand. Glad I bought my Nissan P4X back in 2019. It might be dated but it’s reliable. And paid for.

  3. Theo Van Niekerk

    You got your fact about the engines wrong. The Euro spec output quoted is for the Diesel V6. You are also wrong about the Raptor being available with the Diesel engine.

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  4. Morgan Kisali

    Exceptionally beautiful yet rugged vehicles..both the Ford Raptor and Bronco Raptor. Magnificent!!!

  5. 1

    Where’s the the ford lightning raptor or an electric raptor ranger. Need all 4 for ranger.. gas, diesel, electric, and a hybrid..crank em out let’s go

  6. Shaun

    In before it’s $70,000.

  7. c

    Seriously, nothing is ever enough for people. 390 hp in a midsize truck is way ahead of everything else the competition offers, but since it’s not a V8, apparently the whole thing is ruined in the eyes of these commenters. If you want a V8, just buy the F150 Raptor R. FA predicts ~725 hp and ~700 lb ft, which puts it well ahead of the TRX while being a few hundred pounds lighter. Or if you want something smaller, wait until the other Raptor Rs come out. Some Ford execs hinted that a Ranger-based Raptor R is under consideration right now, which (since the Bronco shares its platform) means a Bronco Raptor R is also a possibility. Besides, with the crazy amount of redesigns coming to Ford vehicles over the next 3 years, I’m guessing you won’t have to wait very long.

  8. Rohan Afflick

    I have the 2019 Raptor ,3.5 Leeter ego boost super charge engine and it’s like a v8 and then some off road it’s great and I use it as a work truck.

  9. Robert G Pinnell

    Why is it, that no one wants to make a hybrid (plugin) pickup. I want my first 20 miles to be” the sun” my solar , like my car?

  10. Eric

    doesnt jeep have a hybrid?

  11. Jack Frost

    The Raptor was a truck in and of itself, now Ford is using the name as a package. It was kind of silly on the Bronco, kind of insulting on a Ranger. The SVT Raptor was an amazing vehicle. It takes something away from the badge. This started in 2017 and hasn’t gotten better. RIP – SVT…

  12. Vincent Cassini

    is the new 2023 ford ranger raptor for every day use or will i have a option for a ford ranger raptor hybrid also to make it more for everyday use or should i stick with getting a ford ranger tremor? As for the Ford F 150 for every day use, the Ford F 150 tremor is the way to go. So, will the Ford F 150 tremor still be available in 2023 and 2024?


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