The all-new 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor makes its official world debut with more power, torque, and tech. Ford CEO, Jim Farley, has publicly confirmed that the new generation Ford Ranger and the Ranger Raptor are coming to the United States in 2023 (next year). Here are all of the details and specs we know so far about this new midsize Raptor truck. The truck is being introduced in Australia, so all ratings and numbers are specific to that market.
2023 Ford Ranger Raptor
The newest member of Ford’s Raptor family rides on a unique frame with special reinforcements for c-pillar, bed, spare tires, jounce bumper, and shock mounts. The shocks are FOX 2.5 Live Valve internal bypass with several driving modes and real-time adjustment.
Power comes from a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with a rating of 392 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine that was there in the previous generation of the Ranger Raptor is no longer available. It appears that Ford is taking a “world-specific” not “region-specific” approach to the powertrain and technology in this new Ranger Raptor. The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor that was recently revealed in the United States is also powered by a 3.0L TT V6 (although Bronco Raptor power specs have not yet been announced).
This new truck is equipped with locking front and rear differentials and a sophisticated 2H/4A/4H/4L transfer case. The tires are BFGoodrich KO2 AT in a 285/70R17 size. This makes the tires 32.7 inches tall and 11.2 inches wide. It’s basically a 33-inch tall tire. If you were expecting 35s or 37s – this is not the case.
The interior takes the 6th-generation Ranger to a Raptor level with special trim and stitching in Code Orange color. The truck is equipped with a 12.4-inch digital gauge cluster and a 12-inch vertical center infotainment screen with the latest SYNC 4A system. The truck is equipped with a valved exhaust system with four modes: Quiet, Normal, Sport, and Baja. These modes match what is available in the current 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor and the upcoming Bronco Raptor. The same can be said about the drive mode selection. While not all modes may be calibrated the same as in the F-150 and Bronco Raptor variants – there are the following selections: Normal, Sport, Slippery, Rock Crawl, Sand, Mud/Ruts, and Baja.
We still don’t have many specs such as ground clearance, approach/departure angles, maximum payload, maximum towing, or price. We will update the story when we get any new information.
Our 2023 Ranger Raptor video is coming very soon to our TFLtruck Youtube channel, in the meantime here are all the details about the standard 2023 Ford Ranger.