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News Ford and MS-RT Turn Ranger into Street Truck

Ford and MS-RT Turn Ranger into Street Truck

Forget the Raptor, this Ranger's for tarmac

  • OZ wheels, carbon-look bits, hand-built fascia

  • Joins Ford MS-RT lineup behind rally-cool Transit vans


Ford of Europe is offering buyers fo the Ranger pickup an alternative to the Ranger Raptor aimed at those planning to stay on the road. Like the Ford Ranger Raptor, we don’t expect it to be sold here, but we wish it would come just the same.

It’s called the Ford Ranger MS-RT, named after the tuning and motorsports company that’s helped develop it. this isn’t the first Ford MS-RT, that would be the various flavours of Transit van that got the treatment last year. This one, though, makes a whole lot more sense.

The MS-RT Ranger starts a Wildtrak trim pickup but adds a new front fascia with honeycomb carbon-effect grille and integrated fog lights. The new nose is actually hand-built, lending some extra cachet to the sport trucks. The side profile shows off 20-inch OZ racing wheels and extended wheel arches as well as side skirts that add a more sporting look to the pickup.

There are carbon-effect mirror caps and a special rear bumper, but the coolest part of all might be that aero bar in the bed that’s integrated into the lines of the cab. A Maxhaust sound generator is available as a dealer-fitted option turning the oil-burning soundtrack into whatever you’d like it to be.

Inside is leather with orange contrast stitching as well as MS-RT floor mats and sill plates. The sport truck is offered with a 213 hp 2.0L turbodiesel engine linked with a 10-speed automatic. The wheels don’t hurt the truck’s ability to be a truck, with Super and Double Cabs available with payloads up to 1,098 kg and towing up to 3,500 kg. They’re set to hit Euro dealers in the summer.

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