Bad news for American fans of the wild little pickup: despite how much America loves the Raptor trucks, Ford has no plans to bring it to the United States.
There are a few reasons why they don’t plan on a U.S. version but mainly the requirements would take too much time and money to make it road legal. When it was all said and done, the Ranger Raptor wouldn’t be much less than the F150 Raptor. I know I wouldn’t be able to justify spending that much either.
The Ranger Raptor was mainly designed for areas that didn’t have access to the F150 version. The US version was slated to receive Ford’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, with outputs similar to the 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft that the engine makes in other models.
Like the F150, the Ranger uses a 10-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel drive, and six driving modes (including a Baja setting that relaxes the traction control for ripping across the desert).
We sure hope it does make it though. What a beast this would and a great competitor to the Chevy Colorado ZR2.