17 November 2022

When it was first announced that the Ford Ranger Raptor would be sold in the UK, some were sceptical of its chances. Sure, performance pick-up trucks have been big sellers in the USA for as long as anybody can remember, but who’d have wanted one over here - especially considering that the only engine available was a four-cylinder diesel?

The answer to that question was, somewhat surprisingly, a lot - in 2021 alone, one of the quietest years for the car industry ever, Ford sold 8000 of these in Europe. Impressive.

After seeing the demand for this faster Ranger, Ford immediately started working on a more hardcore replacement, and this is it. With a revised chassis, some very clever suspension components and a turbocharged V6 under the bonnet, it should be a hoot to drive.

Join Matt Saunders as he unleashes the Raptor’s inner Baja truck on the gravel roads of Spain.

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Einarbb 24 November 2022

My Honda Civic could handle that gravel-road just fine, have actually driven it down a few - however as I've discovered the suspension of my 1,5l Honda, is surprising degree good at handling - bumpy rough roads; however I'll admit I'd drive down that road mite slower. Not willing to risk getting it, airborne - I doubt the suspension would like that. It being said, as there are still plenty of gravel roads on my island, this Ford would be quite hilarious, if somewhat more expensive to run than my 1,5l honda turbocharged engined Civic. That being said, such a low traction road, really provides ample prove how well sorted the handling of that Civic. gen truly is, and again - was quite surprised to discover, how very well it actually handles gravel.