YET ANOTHER SEMA OVERLANDING TRUCK: THE RTR RAMBLER FORD RANGER

While It May Be One Of Several Outdoorsy Ranger Pickup Trucks, It’s Certainly A Looker

Ford Ranger SEMA truck

Like we said before, overlanding appears to be on every builder’s mind when it comes to making a pickup truck or SUV for the 2019 SEMA Show, as the Ford Ranger projects commissioned by the automaker are mostly lifted, kitted, and fitted with a tent. This 2019 RTR Rambler Ford Ranger is no exception. However, the pedigree of an overlanding truck done up Formula D star Vaughn Gittin Jr’s shop immediately helps make this medium sized truck a bigger deal than most.

While still a concept, the announcement may or may not have eluded to the Ranger joining the RTR stable currently made up of upgrades for both the Ford Mustang and Ford F-150. The Rambler Ranger also shares signature design cues with its brethren, with trapezoidal grille inserts present and accounted for.

On the tactical end of things, the Rambler Ranger SEMA truck features a SkyRise tent and integrated snowboard support capsule. Additionally, like several other builds, the Rambler features the new Fox off-road suspension leveling kit providing 2-inch front lift. The truck is then fortified with underbody rock protection, as well as custom RTR fenders housing RTR Tech 6 wheels with 33” Nitto Ridge Grappler tires.

Under the hood is a bone-stock 2.3L EcoBoost turbo four fitted to a 10-speed automatic.

Officially, Ford doesn’t plan on bringing the current-generation Ranger Raptor to the US market. However, it’s clear that off-roading is on the mind, and the brand is doing everything it can to show that serious kit is just a SEMA show away, with an aftermarket looking to punch deeper into the off-road trail.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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