A new report suggests that Ford may be open to creating a Ranger-based Raptor. Ford Performance communications manager Paul Seredynski said a Ranger Raptor is a "fascinating idea." That means that Ranger Raptor could be one of the 12 new performance models that Ford has promised. Already confirmed models that are part of that product offensive are the Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, and Ford GT.
Ford Performance chief engineer Tyrone Johnson did warn that "everything we do has to have a solid bussiness case."
If the Ranger Raptor does get approved, we still wont see it for a number of years since the Ranger won't be offered in the States until production of the C-Max and Focus ends at the Michigan Assembly Plant in 2018.
Ford is planning to reveal the new Ranger Raptor in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 7th. Then we'll know if it'll have a 2.7L EcoBoost V-6 or even the 3.5L EcoBoost V-6. 450hp sounds like it'll make for an appealing Ranger.