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2022 Ford Ranger Raptor In Blue Lightning Without Bed Topper: Gallery

Following its reveal in late February, the next-generation 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor was spotted by Ford Authority spies in early April finished in a gray hue. Those same spies then came across a 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor in Blue Lightning late last month, though that particular model was wearing a camouflaged bed cap designed to hide whatever lurked underneath. Now, Ford Authority spies have spotted yet another Blue Lightning 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor driving around, though this time, it isn’t equipped with any sort of bed topper.

The all-new Ranger Raptor borrows a number of styling cues from its predecessor and other high-performance off-road-focused 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 a “Ford” script in the center, C-clamp headlights, matrix LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, and a vented hood.

Moving down the side, we can the Ranger Raptor’s 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 get a street performance tire option in the future as well.

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 for off-road use.

2022 Ford Ranger Raptor order banks are already open in Europe, though the pickup has been delayed in Australia, where it will cost significantly more than the U.S. However, American customers interested in the Ranger Raptor will have to wait until next year to get one, as it and the regular Ranger aren’t scheduled to launch in the U.S. until 2023.

Looking ahead, the new Ford Ranger Raptor could get a more powerful hybrid variant later on in its life cycle. However, while the regular Ranger will serve as the basis for the next-generation Volkswagen Amarok, there will be no VW version of the Ranger Raptor.

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 non-stop 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. rangerdanger

    all these ranger raptors are not leveled?!?!

  2. James Candee

    Hate that any of the Rangers aren’t level

  3. Scott

    Glad the Ranger isn’t level

  4. blksn8k

    The rear is higher to compensate for towing or hauling heavy loads. It’s a truck thing. I’m sure you will be able to buy leveling kits, probably from Ford as well as the aftermarket.

    I spoke to a Ford engineer at the All Ford show at Carlisle about whether or not the North American version of the Ranger Raptor would have the same power ratings as the Bronco Raptor but all he would say was that all Ranger development is being done by Ford Australia.

  5. William

    It is said to lift the rear of the vehicle,
    Is to assist in front end accidents?


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