Wednesday, February 1, 2023
News Ford Ranger Raptor Breaks Cover on February 22nd

Ford Ranger Raptor Breaks Cover on February 22nd

The Ford Ranger Raptor will be revealed globally in just under two weeks


  • The sneak peek video shows little more than a Ranger kicking up dust.

  • The sneak peek video does give us a listen to what will power the Ranger Raptor.


Ford’s Raptor sub-brand is going to have a huge year in 2022. We now have many details on the Bronco Raptor and at some point this year, the Raptor R, yes the V8 F-150 Raptor, will be launched. Now, we get a quick glimpse of the upcoming Ranger Raptor, and it sounds promising.

Ford Bronco Raptor Makes 400 Hp Leap Into the Desert

The brief video sneak peek shows a camouflaged Ranger Raptor doing Ranger Raptor things on a dirt course. We don’t get to see much of it but we do get an earful, and we think this was purposefully done. The engine sounds very much like a twin-turbocharged V6.

Ford’s EcoBoost V6 engines all have a very distinct metallic-like deep grumble and this Ranger Raptor’s engine and exhaust note have that sound. The Ford Bronco Raptor will feature a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre Ecoboost V6 with a Ford Performance tuned for more than 400 horsepower. Although this seems to be a good fit for the Ranger, it’s possible we’re hearing the twin-turbocharged 2.7-litre Ecoboost V6 also found in the Bronco.

The 2022 Ford Raptor R Will Get V8 Power

In its standard for, the 2.7T generates 310 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque which should be plenty for this application. If anything, it’s a step up from the 2.3-litre EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine which puts out 270-horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque.

We’ll know more on February 22nd.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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