Here in America, we don’t get the Ford Ranger Raptor. And while that’s certainly a bummer, the trade off is that its brother, the far more intense F-150 Raptor is rarely sold elsewhere outside the United States. After all, the Ranger Raptor is powered by a diesel four-cylinder that develops less power than the 2.3 liter gas four cylinder found in U.S. Rangers. Australia was rumored to remedy the lack of “raptor-ness” with a Coyote V8, but it’s off the table now. So instead of giving the Ranger Raptor more aggression in the powertrain department, a company in Thailand has chosen to pump it up with styling. Known as TTN Hypersport, the tuning shop been churning out Rangers with F-150 Raptor styling. Which is a feat in and of itself.
The result is a mashup so strange, it almost looks like a photoshop. But no, it’s real. A scan of their Facebook page shows they have created quite a few of these F-150 Raptor-inspired Ranger trucks.
The fenders are massively wide, even more dramatic than the regular F-150 Raptor. The headlights, taillights, lower bumper, skid plate and grille are near identical. The grille even has the trademark three amber lights in the grille that signify the width of the beast. Put it all together, and the Ranger’s smaller size shows off the bulging wheel arches to look crazier than the Ranger Raptor, and maybe even the F-150 Raptor.
If you have a look at their Facebook page, you can see many of their Raptor truck creations, plus the build process. While they all have a similar overall look, there are little differences in details in all of them. Some have different wheels, others play around with more aftermarket looking lighting. This all leads us to believe Thailand has a decent market for a truck with some aggression. By going to TTN Hypersport, they can get the F-150 Raptor design characteristics, and truly customize their project to be what they want.
Between the language barrier and overall lack of information, we have no word on pricing for the kit, and the details we have are mainly from pictures. Still, it’s an interesting idea that looks well executed. Would you want to beef up a Ranger with the F-150 Raptor styling?