New Ranger Raptor in Jamaica
The new Ford Ranger Raptor, which is pitched as the toughest and most high-performing version of the pick-up, has arrived in Jamaica.
Developed by Ford Performance for those who want all the benefits a pick-up can offer, and especially for off-road enthusiasts, the first-ever Ranger Raptor is powered by a Bi-turbo 2.0 litre diesel engine that delivers 210 horsepower and 369 pound feet of torque.
RUGGED YET REFINED
Built to withstand high-impact off-road terrain, Ranger Raptor’s unique, superstrong reinforced chassis frame uses high-strength, low-alloy steels to endure the various driving conditions.
Raptor’s race-bred suspension has been specifically crafted to tackle fearsome terrain at high speed while remaining in complete control and comfort, using a 150mm wider track and 51mm taller ride height, compared with the Ranger XLT.
FOX shock absorbers with Position Sensitive Damping provide higher damping forces at extremes for unparalleled off-road capability and lower damping forces in more moderate conditions for a smoother ride on-road. Front damper travel is increased by 32 per cent, and rear travel by 18 per cent.
Ford engineers extensively tested the new Ranger Raptor’s 10-speed automatic powertrain to prove durability in the most fatiguing conditions, including running the high-pressure and low-pressure turbochargers for 200 hours non-stop. The two turbochargers work in series at lower engine rpm for enhanced torque and responsiveness. At higher rpm, the larger low-pressure turbocharger delivers peak power.
PRACTICAL TECHNOLOGY AT HAND
The vehicle includes Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system, which enables drivers to control audio, navigation, and connected smartphones using simple, conversational voice commands. The system delivers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ at no extra cost and features SYNC AppLink for voice-activation of a range of smartphone apps.
The system’s central 8-inch colour touchscreen can be operated with pinch and swipe gestures and features sat-nav technology that comes into its own when off-roading in remote locations even offering a “breadcrumb” feature to leave a trail when exploring unchartered areas.
IMPRESSIVE IN FORM AND FUNCTION
Available in Ford Performance Blue, Colorado Red, Absolute Black, Frozen White, and Conquer Grey colours with contrasting Dyno Grey accents, the new Ranger Raptor’s aggressive design is driven by performance and functionality.
A dramatic new grille inspired by the world’s first factory-built high-performance off-road truck – the Ford F-150 Raptor – dominates the space between the xenon high-intensity discharge headlights and above a frame-mounted front-bumper system. Offering desert durability performance, the front bumper also includes new LED fog lamps with functional air-curtain ducts that improve air flow around the body.
TUNED FOR ALL TERRAINS
• Ranger Raptor enables drivers to select from six terrain management system modes to tackle a wide range of terrain and driving scenarios, including:
• Normal mode – emphasising comfort, fuel economy, and driveability
• Sport mode – more responsive for spirited on-road driving
• Grass/Gravel/Snow mode – designed to inspire safe and confident driving on off-road slippery and uneven surfaces
• Mud/Sand mode – tuning vehicle responses for optimum traction and momentum in deep, deformable surfaces like loose sand and mud
• Rock mode – specifically for low-speed rocky terrain where smooth controllability is key
• Baja mode – tuning responses for high-speed off-road performance, just like drivers need in the famous Baja desert rally.
Vehicle provided by Kingston Industrial Garage, www.kigjamaica.com