Criminals in the beware! The Ford Ranger Raptor will soon be on the prowl can chase crooks in either on-road or off-road conditions.
Specially-developed by Ford's Special Vehicle Preparation team in the UK, the Ranger Raptor dons the full police livery, police sirens, and lights. The latest vehicle to join the fleet will be tested by a number of police forces. This includes South Wales Police, which will be the first one to actually test just how capable of a police car the Ranger Raptor will be.
Ford did not mention if they made any changes on the truck itself. This means that the pick-up is still powered by a 2.0-liter EcoBlue turbo-diesel engine that puts out an impressive 213 PS along with 500 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, a ten-speed automatic transmission and a selectable 4WD system with Terrain Management System sends power to the wheels. Should a fugitive try to outrun the police in mud, grass, or gravel, the Raptor will be more than capable of chasing them in uneven terrain.
With plenty of back roads in the UK, the Ranger Raptor could prove to be the necessary vehicle to chase down any felons that try to use these type of roads. And since it has off-road tires, Fox shock absorbers, and additional underbody protection, criminals will have a difficult time trying to get the Ranger Raptor off their rearview mirror.
What the Ranger Raptor lacks in sheer top speed (the Raptor can only do 169 km/h tops), its ability to go anywhere means that no culprit is too far from the long arms of the law.