The famous nameplate has recently come back to the U.S. market. However, it still struggles to establish a good position on the market, so it’s no wonder that the redesign is about to come in a year or two. Despite being new in North America, it is still a vehicle that dates from 2011, so an overhaul is much needed. Along with the standard model, people also expect to see a performance off-road version, which would arrive as the 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor.
Of course, it would feature all kinds of upgrades over standard models, just like its case with the full-size F-150 Raptor. At this point, this version is just a speculation, so take everything with a reserve.
2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Specs
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor engine. The current generation of Ranger already comes in Raptor version, in markets like Australia and the UK. However, this version is completely adapted to mentioned markets, so it actually features a diesel engine with around 210 horsepower. We expect something completely different in the new model.
The 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor USA would be much more powerful. Even the standard version of the current model comes with 270 horsepower, but the new one would take things to a completely new level. We count on a 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost engine, which delivers around 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet, which is actually more torque compared to the diesel counterpart in the current 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia.
With such numbers, the new model would be the most powerful compact pickup on the market, so we don’t expect anything but exceptional performances.
2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Design
A powerful engine isn’t necessary but not enough reason for excellent performances, especially when it comes to off-roading. Therefore, we count on all other kinds of upgrades, especially in terms of chassis and mechanics. Naturally, the first thing that comes to mind is suspension, where we expect to see significant upgrades.
A new setup would provide a notably higher ground clearance, while suspension travel should be much wider as well. Also, we count on certain chassis reinforcements, skid plates and various advanced systems that are now standard features in most off-roaders, including locking differentials.
Styling and Interior Design
Of course, count on notable styling changes as well. The new 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor will feature the same design language as standard models. Still, we also count on notable upgrades. One of the first things that come to mind is that famous black grille, which should be the same or very similar look, characterized by a large “Ford” lettering instead of the blue oval badge.
Of course, the new model will come with higher ground clearance, as well as with more muscles. Count on fender flares and similar modifications on the sheet metal. Finally, exclusive wheels and off-road tires are another things that should characterize the new truck.
On the other side, the interior design is still a mystery, as we don’t know how the new model will look like in this aspect. In any case, the 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor should come with a couple of upgrades, particularly in terms of several additions to the list of standard equipment. Also, we count on things like sports seats, exclusive color schemes, and similar things.
Release Date and Price
Most likely, the next generation of this truck will hit the market in about two years. We expect that this version will be ready for the initial launch and that will come along with standard models. When it comes to the 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor price, we presume it would go between 40.000 and 45.000 dollars.
Sources: Car and Driver, Motor1