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The All-Terrain Truck Is Set To Debut Today

2023 2022 Ford Ranger T6.2 T6 P703 P703N Raptor
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The rumors are true. After four years of being left out, the Still United States of America will see the addition of the Ford Ranger Raptor performance pickup truck in the marketplace starting in 2023. And it’s been officially confirmed by CEO Jim Farley himself on Twitter, where he can often be found breaking product news. This comes as the Ranger Raptor official reveal is set to take place Tuesday, February 22, at 2:00 AM EST / 7 AM GMT.

The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor reveal video can be found just below:

2023 Ford Ranger Raptor: Details

The P703 Ford Ranger Raptor aligns itself with its high-octane brethren, the F-150 Raptor and Bronco Raptor, by following suit with a twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine. Along with fierce off-road capabilities, this will be a commonality across all Raptor models. But where the F-150 Raptor utilizes a high-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6, the new Ford Ranger Raptor wields a 3.0L EcoBoost V6 shared with the Bronco Raptor; the largest of the Ford “Nano” family of engines. That puts things around 400 horsepower, compared to the 210 hp from the poky bi-turbo diesel found in the previous model.

The P703 Ford Ranger Raptor revealed today reflects the Australian-spec model, which is likely to soon be confirmed for European markets as well. The Ranger Raptor destined for the United States and Canada will get a unique program code: P703N. What will differentiate P703 from P703N isn’t entirely clear at this time, but North America could see different content such as paint colors and infotainment in its product from the global model.

Ford Performance F-150 Ranger Bronco Raptor

The new Raptor is also expected to be dimensionally similar to the previous-generation model, but is expected to be nevertheless lighter thanks to the introduction of a new vehicle architecture, replacing what’s been on the market in some form for over a decade. Dropping the cast iron diesel for a cast aluminum V6 is also bound to save some weight, as well.

The interior of the Ford Ranger Raptor has been spied with a set of large paddle shifters that will be exclusive to the package in relation to the standard Ranger. This is shaping to be another cornerstone of the Ford Raptor family, as both the F-150 and Bronco Raptor models feature this setup, along with an indicator stripe on the steering wheel.

The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor for the USA and Canadian markets will be built alongside the Ford Bronco family at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. Its price is rumored to start at $52,489 USD, well below the MSRP of the Bronco Raptor. This is likely because it wont’ feature the extreme hardware such as 37-inch tires and various structural reinforcements.

We wouldn’t be surprised if this decision leaves room for a Bronco Raptor Pickup someday down the road. Or maybe a Ranger Raptor R. But that’s just me thinking out loud.

2022 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor P703 P703N T6.2 T6 Performance Truck

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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