Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition is just the ‘X’ for Europe

Updated May 27, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Extra ‘bad-ass’ pick-up truck.

Last month, Ford introduced the Ranger Raptor X in Australia and Malaysia featuring unique decals that add character to the pickup truck. Now, Ford Europe is also launching its own version of the Ranger Raptor X, and prefers to call it by a simpler moniker.

The Good, The Bad + The Badass

The new Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edtion in Europe was presented by the Blue Oval company through the “The Good, The Bad, and the Bad-RSE” teaser with an extra ‘bad-ass’ characteristic to depict that it is an aggressive pick-up truck that can take on any challenges on the road.

Developed by Ford Performance, the Ranger Raptor Special Edition features visual enhancements inside and out. The limited-edition model will go on sale in Europe from October this year alongside the other Ranger variants such as the Wolftrak and Stormtrak. Ford Europe is also offering the rally-inspired Ranger MS-RT.

Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition front view

The Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition

To set the Special Edition of the Ranger Raptor apart from the other Ranger models, Ford Europe added variant-exclusive twin matte black racing stripes that are edged with contrast lines. This finishing touch can be seen on the hood, roof, lower body sides, rear wings, and rear-end, providing a performance-oriented look to the limited-edition model.

More to the exterior features are the matte black finish on the special edition model’s wheel arches, front and rear bumpers, door handles, and grille. The front tow hooks are also finished in red to seamlessly blend with the variant-exclusive racing stripes.

Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition side view

An unmistakable off-roader look

The said exterior details are pretty much the same as those in the Raptor X in Australia. However, you will notice that a slight difference as the Euro-spec Ranger Raptor Special Edition has a neater-looking sports bar as compared to the Raptor X’s that runs across the length of the bed.

Moving inside, there are red accents seen on the leather seats while the steering wheel is upholstered with red stitching. Ford also installed a Special Edition-only Raceway Grey instrument panel to not only display distinctiveness but also provide a more innovative driving experience.

Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition interior view

The red trims are incorporated inside as well

Both the special editions of the Raptor are still powered by the same 2.0-liter EcoBlue Bi-turbo diesel engine that can generate 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. For better off-road performance, the truck comes with a Baja Mode which optimizes the truck’s traction, throttle response, and shifting speed.

Ford Ranger in Europe

The four models of the Ford Ranger in Europe

Other performance features the Raptor Special Edition possesses include aluminum double wishbones at the front and a multi-link rear architecture, Fox shock absorbers with Position Sensitive Damping, and General Grabber AT3 all-terrain tires which are all designed to enhance the model’s off-road capabilities.

Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition rear view

It will go on sale in Europe this October

“The new Ranger Raptor Special Edition adds even more dramatic style to our ‘bad-ass’ truck, with unique exterior touches and cabin enhancements that make our off-road performance pick-up even more distinctive and desirable,” said Ford Europe Performance Manager Stefan Muenzinger.

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Ford Ranger Raptor

<p>The Ford Ranger Raptor is the brand&#39;s entry to the pickup truck segment in the Philippines. This truck is fit for those who think the <a href="" title="Ford Ranger Philkotse Car Guide">standard Ranger</a> does not have enough fearsomeness. It comes with black composite material fenders and a frame-mounted bumper,&nbsp;while the grille features an enlarge Ford typography that is different from the standard model.</p> <p>For quite some time, the pickup truck&nbsp;was being teased in the Philippine market. Ford Philippines promised that the Ranger would have a more powerful option as Ford thought the standard Range is too plain for the local market. As such, the Blue Oval company&nbsp;decided to improve the model&#39;s power figures and volume and provide beefier bodywork and tires, hence the Raptor.</p> <p>The American automaker provided several color options for the Ford Ranger Raptor. These colors include Shadow Black, Race Red, Frozen White, Conquer Grey, and Lightning Blue. As for the engine, the truck is only available with a&nbsp;2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel engine that is partnered with a 10-speed automatic transmission.</p>

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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