Looking for a Budget Raptor?
The Ranger Storm might be the pickup you've been looking for...
Ford unveiled their new Ford Ranger Storm concept at the São Paulo International Motor Show. This concept follows the trend where double-cab bakkies are fitted with plenty of aesthetic tweaks, in this case to make it look like a budget Raptor. Unfortunately, it is not clear whether or not Ford is planning to put this into production.
The image shows the Storm concept boasts a model-specific grille complete with the sort of block lettering first made popular by the F-150 Raptor. However, the F-150's grille reads "Ford", not "Storm".
Furthermore, we see a prominent silver-coloured skid-plate and honeycomb mesh inserts for the bumper’s air intakes. Moreover, a snorkel runs up the A-pillar and black cladding has been attached above the wheel arches.
On the back we see the tailgate has been blacked out. Decals have been added to the bonnet and along the body. Interestingly, the roof rails extend down towards the load bed, emphasizing its sort of aggressive appearance. Finally, we see 17-inch alloys wrapped in off-road rubber (from Pirelli).
Carmag claims nothing's changed under the bonnet. Therefore, we know Ford used its familiar 3,2-litre five-cylinder turbodiesel developing 197bhp and 470 N.m. Remember, the Ranger Raptor employs a new twin-turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine developing 210 bhp and 500 N.m of torque...
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