Fea­ture: from Ranger to Rap­tor

THIS IS WHAT IT TAKES TO TURN A PRO­DUC­TION BAKKIE INTO A PUKKA OFF-ROAD RACER

Car (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - BY: Ni­col Louw Ni­col­l_­car­mag

IT may come with a li­cence disc and num­ber plates, and be avail­able from your lo­cal Ford deal­er­ship early next year, but this is as close to a so­phis­ti­cated off-road racer as a pro­duc­tion ve­hi­cle can get. You may have read my driv­ing im­pres­sion of the Ford Ranger Rap­tor in the Aus­tralian Out­back last month. In this fea­ture, we re­veal how Ford’s en­gi­neers man­aged to change a stan­dard Ranger into a Bushveld cruise mis­sile … that can still com­fort­ably ferry the kids to school.

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