2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia

2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia

We’ve originally found out about Ford of Australia doing the V8 swap in January 2020, and the real deal may be revealed in late 2020 for the 2021 model year. Vehicles Guide reports that Tickford may include a supercharger for 529 kW and 828 Nm, translating to 719 PS or 709 horsepower and 611 pound-feet of torque.

2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia
2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia

Supercharger Power Pack is the manner by which the choice is called, and the Stage 1 is available for 17,995 Australian dollars. Tickford has also supercharged the F-150 pickup truck, which is available in Australia through unofficial channels.

One of the goals Capicchiano says is of utmost focus for the Australian team developing the new Ranger Raptor is ensuring that it’s equally as impressive on the road as it is off of it. Where the first Ranger Raptor was developed mid-program as a variant of the Ranger, the 2021 Ranger Raptor will benefit from having been developed from scratch by a pool of talent that is totally dedicated to its success.

2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia
2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia

“The most important thing is that everyone is focused on delivering an awesome product. It’s a singular mindset, and that’s when you make really good product.”

Perhaps the most important thing on the mind of American truck fans is whether this really good product will make its way to North America. Portage selected not to carry the present Ranger Raptor to the United States when it relaunched the Ranger a year ago, however it’s been supposed that the cutting edge Ranger Raptor is prepared to advance stateside and further support America’s top of the line truck lineup. The 2020 Ford Ranger was starting late named the Detroit Free Press Truck of the Year.

Though the first-ever Ford Ranger Raptor has proven to be a hit with enthusiasts and critics, Ford wants to make sure that the next-generation version of the off-road-capable pickup blows its predecessor out of the water. According to Ford Performance Program Director Justin Capicchiano, work is already underway on the 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor and the objective is to make sure that it’s an even better beast.

Capicchiano told Cars Guide that while he can’t comment on the 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor in specifics, he can confirm that “there is a Raptor that we are working on” furthermore, he guarantees “there are many individuals who care personally about [the next-generation Ranger Raptor], and they want it to be better, and it will be better.”

The supercharging kit from Australian tuner and engineering company Tickford is already available for the Coyote-engined Mustang GT, featuring a 2.65-liter Roush TVS along with better cooling, an upgraded intake, and retuned ECU. “Let’s say a V8 Ranger does come out,” declared commercial director Andrew Philpott. “We will no doubt have people coming to us saying ‘supercharge it’.”

Having driven the Ranger Raptor with the bi-turbo diesel in European particular, there’s no denying the medium sized pickup is sufficiently amazing and torquey. Swapping the four-potter with a V8 is truly enticing, all the more so if the Twin Vortices Series blower has enough room in the motor straight.

Project Redback is expected to get the underpinnings from the 2021 Ford Bronco, and at best, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 from the Edge ST and F-150 will have to suffice. The six-cylinder mill develops 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque at 3,250 rpm.

2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia Interior and Exterior

2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia
2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia

Wheels scooped the 2021 Ford Ranger earlier this year, when a design model was photographed while in transit, giving us a clear indicator of the dual-cab’s appearance.

2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia
2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia

Ford Australia refrained from confirming the news when contacted by Wheels, instead stating that the company is always looking to improve its vehicles.

2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia
2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia

“We’re really proud of how much Australians have embraced Ranger,” Matt Moran, Ford Australia Communications Director, said.

2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia Engine

Initially it was accepted that Ford was assessing a tuned form of the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-chamber Ecoboost motor as a possibility for US Ranger Raptors. Notwithstanding, it appears that the Blue Oval has set this aside for later, rather picking more chambers so as to get the force levels it wants.

The 3.0-liter single-turbo V6 Power Stroke diesel was first presented a year ago in the Ford F-150, creating 186kW and 597Nm. At the point when fitted to the F-150, the motor has an asserted towing limit of 5189kg.

2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia
2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia

With a graphite iron motor square and aluminum compound chamber heads, the 3.0 Power Stroke is intended to spare weight.

Much more likely to be offered in Australia is the 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The Power Stroke family of engines isn’t exactly in its youth, having first gone into production in 1994.

Remember that Ford Ranger Raptor mule that was spotted earlier this week? One of the perusers of our sister magazine, 4×4 Australia, cases to have seen a similar vehicle being loaded up with fuel. The discover being that the Ford Engineer was siphoning 98 octane oil.

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