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The Ford Ranger Raptor will receive a V8 in Australia

It's Ford's secret project!

1y ago

Some markets such as Europe benefit from the Ford Ranger Raptor, which is nothing less than a radical version of the small Ranger pickup truck. However, the engine of this vehicle is far from being a monster, since it's an ordinary four-cylinder 2.0-litre diesel developing 210 hp. This small engine would soon be joined by a much more bestial mechanics.

According to the Australian media Which Car, Ford is secretly preparing a high-performance Raptor version of the Ranger, powered by the 5.0-litre V8 coming directly from the Mustang GT. This project would be the exclusive responsibility of the American brand's Australian teams. So there's a good chance that this Ford Ranger Raptor V8 will only arrive in Australia.

However, it is still possible that this Ranger Raptor will also arrive in other countries, especially in those where it is currently unavailable, such as the United States. The reason is simple, the Mustang's V8 is homologated in Uncle Sam's country, which is not the case with the 2.0L diesel engine.

While the Mustang's V8 easily fits under the hood of the Ranger, it now remains to be seen whether this project will be validated before it goes on sale in Australia. And if the demand for a V8-powered Ranger is strong enough, we also hope to see it marketed worldwide.

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Comments (8)

  • What is the change of torque output

      1 year ago
  • Nearly all 4x4 utes in aus have small deisal motors thats why i went v8 petrol landcruiser for the power after having a v6 triton an bot wanting too go backwards in power , down here we tow heavy stuff an need Dakar performance for soft sand beach stuff ( i am a surfer ) and horspower is king here , why labour through it when u can drop the hammer on sit on top of the soft stuff on the beach coz at times here in west oz ots like driving on powder

      1 year ago
  • Bloody great idea, finally get some reasonable power into these trucks. As most are daily drives petrol should not be a problem cheaper running costs and no pushing a screaming 2 lt. diesel to its limits

      1 year ago
  • First of all, F you Ford for not selling the ranger raptor in the states where people buy pretty much only trucks. With the full size raptor v8less now, it’s a confusing marketing move. Why not explorer ST V6? Whatever, I hate trucks, but if I had to... Taco with a manual all day. I don’t carry anything or tow anything... just like 85% (probably higher) of US truck owners.

      1 year ago
  • I can see vids on non-aussie yt be like once it comes out: 'MUSTANG ENGINE SWAPPING A RANGER??!! SHOULD I??!!' but actually drone on in their vlog about how they make breakfast instead

      1 year ago