2019 Ford Ranger Raptor spied – the secret performance ute is coming

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Last week, a CarAdvice photographer snapped a few spy shots of the rumoured and upcoming 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor.

The possibility of a Ranger Raptor isn’t exactly a new thing. All the way back in June 2015, Ford filed two trademarks: Ranger Raptor and Ranger FX4 – the latter later become available as a special edition version of the Wildtrak in late 2016. Then, a few weeks later, CarAdvice spied a lifted Ranger with bolt on fender flares and a bullbar testing on a bumpy grass farm. However, Ranger Raptor news has been fairly quiet since then – all we know is that it is expected to debut in 2019.

However, that has all changed. Last week a CarAdvice phitographer snapped a somewhat similar looking Ranger testing off-road, but with a few changes compared to the last shots:

  • A Watt’s linkage for coil springs
  • Four wheel disc brakes
  • Relocated antenna to behind the back seats
  • New, wide fender flares
  • A cut front lower half most likely to increase the approach angle when off-roading
  • Increased ride height
  • Off road tires

The Ranger Raptor is expected to use the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 from the US’ F-150 Raptor producing 336kW and 690Nm, paired to a 10 speed auto co-developed with GM.

What do you guys think of these pictures and new details? Let me know down below!

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