“Charged” pick-up Ford Ranger Raptor with the 5.0 V8 will go on sale to the Australian market during the year. Edition Wheels claims that Ford Australia has approved the project of creation of high-performance pickup based on diesel Ranger, so the new product will be sold through a dealer network.
The head of the Australian division of Ford Matt Moran in conversation with WhichCar not confirmed nor denied the possible emergence of a Ranger with a V8, saying that “around Ranger Raptor has always been speculation.” However, the high demand for the products of Ford on the “Green continent” allows local units to implement local projects “charged” special versions with saving a five-year warranty.
Atmospheric five-liter Ranger Raptor will be collected from the diesel pickups with “barbatelli” EcoBoost volume of 2.0 liters. Staff 213-horsepower (500 lb-ft of torque) engine on heavy fuel will be replaced by a naturally aspirated 5.0 V8, familiar from the sports car Mustang GT. The exact characteristics of the atmospheric “Raptor” not confirmed, but the Australian media are expecting that the capacity of a pickup truck after replacing the engine reach 450 horsepower and 556 Nm of torque.
In other markets, Ford does not offer eight-cylinder engines, even for heavy-duty pickups the F-150 Raptor: the current generation of “charged” the trucks are equipped with only six-cylinder turbo EcoBoost V6. While fans of big power units Ford was subjected to criticism for refusing to V8, extreme pickups with the “eights” was still a lot of tuning Studio.