2024 Ford Ranger Raptor In Hot Pepper Red: Real World Photos


Feb 6, 2023
Article copied from Ford Authority
By Brett Foote
March 21, 2023

Since the international version of the all-new, redesigned Ford Ranger was revealed last year, Ford Authority has spotted numerous examples of the North American variant of the next-generation mid-size pickup out driving around ahead of its launch later this year for the 2024 model year. That includes multiple 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor pickups – as the high-performance off-roader will be sold in the U.S. for the very first time – including one covered in heavy road salt and a much cleaner white model, while a recent leak also showed off the new Ranger Raptor rolling off the assembly line at the Michigan Assembly plant. Now, Ford Authority has spotted yet another example of the 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor – this one, which is finished in Hot Pepper Red.


As was the case with the previously-spied Ranger Raptor pickups, this one features familiar styling cues such as flared wheel arches, a front grille with “Ford” lettering, C-clamp headlights, matrix LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, functional air vents, cast-aluminum side steps, LED taillights, and unique 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires.


This particular Ranger Raptor is not equipped with the “Raptor” graphic previously seen on the rear portion of its bedsides, though it does have “Ford Motor Company” lettering on the doors, a common sight on certain prototypes. Inside the cabin, the next-gen pickup features front sports seats, Code Orange accents, a 12.4‑inch all-digital cluster, and a 12-inch vertically-oriented center touchscreen running Sync 4A.


In terms of powertrains, the new Ranger Raptor utilizes the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.0L V6 EcoBoost, which produces 392 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque in every market except for Europe, where it generates 284 horsepower and 362 pound-feet, and Argentina, where the pickup generates 397 horsepower. In all markets, the mid-size off-roader pairs that powerplant with the 10-speed automatic transmission.


Barring any unforeseen changes, the North American-spec 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor – which slots in the lineup above the Tremor – seems to be essentially identical to its international brethren in many ways.


FoMoCo has already ramped up production of the new model in those markets, and given the fact that this will mark the very first time American buyers can get their hands on a Ranger Raptor, it should prove to be quite popular in that part of the world, too.