The Raptor Cometh
The Raptor Cometh

The basics behind Ford’s upcoming performance pickup truck, the ranger raptor

Drei Laurel

Ah, the Raptor: big, bad, and arguably the apex predator of performance pickup trucks. Off-road enthusiasts have been drooling over this beefed-up F-150 for as long as we can remember, and here in the Philippines, many Ranger owners resort to plastering their trucks with aftermarket bits made specifically to imitate the Raptor’s iconic look.

It’s tacky, we know. But can you really blame them? There has always been little to no chance that Ford Philippines would bring it here officially. And while there have been a handful of sightings over the years, these were no doubt gray-market units that had cost a fortune to bring over. The Raptor is just too big, too expensive, and too impractical.

And then came news of its baby version, the Ranger Raptor. It was revealed in Thailand earlier this year, and has been confirmed for a Philippine launch sometime in 2018. In anticipation of this, here’s everything you need to know about the variant.

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May 2018