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Ford And M-Sport Are Entering New Collaboration Space

Ford Ranger MS-RT

Ford Pro has recently announced a new series of range-topping commercial vehicles under the MS-RT brand with the reveal of the all-new Ranger MS-RT, as well as the Transit Custom MS-RT. These machines were designed and engineered in a close collaboration between Ford’s global team and the specialists at MS-RT, an offshoot of Ford’s rally partner M-Sport, to deliver a unique combination of dramatic motorsport-inspired looks, enhancing driving experience and outstanding load-carrying capability.

That said, there’s little indication that this special Ford Ranger is coming to North America.

Ford Ranger MS-RT: Details

The Ford Ranger MS-RT was designed to be the ultimate street truck, with muscular motorsport-inspired styling. The premium pickup is powered by Ford’s potent 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine producing 240 PS (237 Horsepower) and 600 Nm ( 442 lb-ft). The engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and boasts the new e4WD full-time four-wheel drive system found in other models in the latest Ranger line-up.

Ford Ranger MS-RT

The sculpted side skirts lower the overall stance of the vehicle, and at the rear is a distinctive bumper with an integrated diffuser. The rear tailgate comes with MS-RT graphics and an exclusive ducktail spoiler, complemented by a cab spoiler. This combination was found to assist with overall aerodynamic balance to enhance high-speed stability for the truck. Exclusive diamond-cut 21-inch wheels use low-profile 275/45 R21 tires and are the largest wheels ever offered on a Ford Ranger.

The Ford Ranger MS-RT’s unique suspension was optimized to obtain the ideal level of handling and comfort. The final configuration features new, firmer dampers at the front, a retuned rear suspension set-up, and a 40 mm (1.5 inch) height reduction. This gives the Ranger MS-RT a sportier stance, greater handling precision, and stability through corners.

The Ford Ranger MS-RT will be available in various colors from launch, including Conquer Grey with Agate Black painted mirror caps and door handles. Standard equipment includes a 12-inch touchscreen SYNC 4A, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, front and rear parking aid, rearview camera, intelligent adaptive cruise control, and intelligent speed limiter (ew). Hopefully, Ford will decide to bring a version of this truck to North America; there’s still interest in street trucks, and this would be a great chance to get that market back.

Ford Ranger MS-RT

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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