Ford’s popular Ranger Raptor high-performance off-road double cab has received a new Special Edition to the range that is available in South Africa and it is being produced in limited numbers only.
According to Quickpic, the new Ranger Raptor Special Edition enhances Ford’s thoroughbred bakkie’s commanding exterior and premium interior with the addition of several functional and styling enhancements – from eye-catching decals and red accents to the fitment of the integrated sports hoop and practical Mountain Top lockable black roller shutter.
“The new Ranger Raptor Special Edition adds even more dramatic style to this trend-setting model which remains unequalled in the popular bakkie segment two and a half years after it was launched in South Africa,” says Doreen Mashinini, General Manager for Marketing at Ford South Africa. “The unique exterior enhancements and cabin updates make our off-road performance bakkie even more distinctive and desirable, while the fitment of the roller shutter as standard significantly enhances practicality and security for our customers.”
A bold exterior
The new Ranger Raptor Special Edition will be available in a choice of bold Conquer Grey, Frozen White, Performance Blue and Agate Black paint finishes. The model also boasts twin matte black racing stripes – edged with red contrast lines – to the bonnet, roof, lower body sides, rear wings and tailgate.
The wheel arches, front and rear bumpers, door handles and signature Ford-embossed grille feature a matte black finish to create an even more bossy appearance than the standard Ranger Raptor’s grey exterior details.
The standard fitment of the lockable Mountain Top black roller shutter that was previously seen on the limited-edition Ranger Thunder, is a great addition that allows owners to safely secure goods in the load compartment.
What about the inside?
The Ranger Raptor Special Edition features a sporty cabin with red stitching for the steering wheel, seats and door cards which replaces the blue stitching used on the normal Ranger Raptor.
A Special Edition-only Raceway Grey instrument panel adds further exclusivity, also finished off with red stitching.
The sports seats have been designed and trimmed in Technical Suede for maximum grip, providing optimum support during high-performance off-road driving, while also providing exceptional comfort when cruising in town.
The Special Edition is powered by a 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo diesel engine that delivers a total of 157 kW with 500 Nm of torque.
The engine is paired to Ford’s spectacular 10-speed automatic gearbox that delivers outstanding responsiveness, refinement and fuel efficiency.
The Ranger Raptor Special Edition is priced at R965 300, while the standard Raptor Ranger is R920 300 including VAT.
All new Ford Rangers come standard with Ford Protect, comprising a 4-year/120 000km comprehensive warranty, 3-year/unlimited distance roadside assistance and 5-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty.
A 6-year/90 000km service plan is included which covers six services. The recommended service interval is 15 000km or annually, whichever occurs first.