This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is in the books, and it gave us another opportunity to watch the new Ranger Raptor in motion. This time, the “baby” Raptor is flying through the air as it joins the Goodwood hill climb by jumping over a stack of hay bails.
Generally, Ford and most other truck manufacturers are shy to claim that their pickup is designed or tested for jumping. Some manufacturers won’t even show their trucks attempting a jump. That’s not the case here.
This left-hand-drive Ranger Raptor is actually launched at least several feet in the air. It lands, bounces, and keep on going to do some dusty, Goodwood hill climb grass tearing donuts.
The Ford Ranger Raptor has already begun production at the Thailand factory. It’s going on sale in select countries around the globe, but there is no word of it being available in the United States.
The regular version of the 2019 Ford Ranger will go on sale in the U.S.A in early 2019 calendar year. It will be sold in extended and crew cab configurations, 2wd or 4×4, and several trim levels. It will offer one powertrain choice: a 2.3-liter turbocharged gas I4 and a 10-speed automatic transmission. We do not have most of the specifications yet. We will learn power output, payload, towing, fuel economy, and pricing at a later date.