The Ford Ranger Raptor will be unleashed into South Africa's shores this week.
The Ford Ranger is all about being tough. And now a tougher version of Ford's popular bakkie is ready to take on the fight to the Mercedes-Benz X350d and Volkswagen's Amarok V6 TDI.
But Ford is going about the tougher route in a different way. Instead of slapping a whopping V6 diesel under the boot, they are toughening the whole bakkie instead.
The Raptor which is built at Ford's Silverton Plant in Pretoria, features a lot of new features to set it apart from the rest of the flock.
It gets a 2-0 litre bi-turbodiesel, which puts down 157 kW and 500 Nm of torque.
The power goes to all wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission.
For comparison, the Merc's V6 bakkie puts out 190 kW and 550 Nm and the Amarok 165 kW and 550 Nm.
So, Ford's four-pot should hold its own against the competition and Ford has gone a step further to prove its toughness.
It's 50mm taller and 168mm wider than the standard Ranger.
It's got work done to the suspension too, the track is 150mm wider and it gets a new long-travel Fox springs and 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tyres to give it a badass look.
All this will set you back R786 400.