Ford introduced a racing version of the Ranger pickup truck to participate in the South African rally South Country Cross Country Series (SACCS). However, if earlier, the Castrol team Ford Cross Country competed in the class T, the new Ranger coming out in the top class of the FIA. Three copies of the racing pick-UPS will be ready by mid-2020.
In previous years the race Ranger was equipped with five-liter “aspirated” V8 Mustang. However, in the upcoming season SACCS pickup will get a 3.5-liter EcoBoost Twin-Turbo V6 from the Ford GT and F-150 Raptor. And the engine moved to the center of the car for better weight distribution on axes.
The efficiency of the unit is not specified, but, for example, on the Raptor it produces 450 horsepower and 692 lb-ft of torque, and for the GT it crossed to 647 forces.
The novelty was designed by Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM). Among the features of the rally Ranger is a wider body compared to the standard model, and improved aerodynamics. In addition, the truck got a fully independent suspension, new shock absorbers, in line Brembo brakes, and tires BF Goodrich KDR2+.