Ford Reveals 2023 Ranger Raptor, And It’s Coming To America
The all-new Raptor boasts a twin-turbo V6 engine and nearly 400 HP.
CNET’s Roadshow spotted confirmation of the announcement by Ford CEO Jim Farley on Twitter. While the base Ranger runs a 2.3-liter four-cylinder producing 270 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2023 Ranger Raptor gets a larger, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with significantly higher output: 392 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque.
The high-performance Raptor pedigree is backed further by an active exhaust system with four profiles—Quiet, Normal Sport and Baja—as well as an antilag system to keep the turbo spinning constantly, thereby increasing throttle response.
The chassis is also bolstered for treachery, be it sand dune acrobatics or intense trail riding. Ford installed 2.5-inch Fox Live Valve shocks—filled with Dupont Teflon-infused oil for added cushion—that are bolted to a lightweight aluminum suspension.
There’s nothing Ranger Raptor-exclusive on the interior, but it comes loaded with a 12.4-inch digital dash and a 12-inch center touchscreen, as well as an optional Band and Olufson sound system.
More information will arrive closer to when the Ford Ranger Raptor hits stateside dealerships in 2023.