In the Blockbuster “Jurassic Park” by Steven Spielberg are going off and terrifying raptors to researchers. Every child knows that a Raptor is no joke. Raptor is at Ford in America but also the Top model in the popular F-150 series with a 3.5 litre large V6-Turbo and the impressive 450 HP. From July Ford crowns now his middle-class Pickup Ranger with a sporty Raptor variant.

Sporty impression.

Where – sporty? Visually, this impression may be true. The Raptor of the Ranger-standard version differs XLT but with newly designed bumper, aluminum running boards, flared wheel arches and a powerful, from the F-150 Raptor-inspired grille. It is 4.4 inches longer (5.40 m), proud of 16.8 inches wider and 5.2 inches higher.

in Addition, it offers 30 percent more ground clearance (28 cm), with a Fording capability of 85 centimeters and greater Slope and ramp angle. In the interior are emphasized practically. Even leather upholstery, climate control, sat-NAV and electrically adjustable seats can’t disguise the fact that the sporty Raptor in the first place, but in a commercial vehicle.

There is a lack of bite

Not quite the sporty character of the Ranger Raptor will also be the engine fits. For the top version, there’s “only” the small two-liter, four-cylinder engine with 213 HP. With an eye on the competition (Mercedes X-class, VW Amarok), whose six-cylinder in-line Diesel without any sport to claim 272 and 258 HP can’t afford to just impressive. And we ask ourselves: How to be the Ranger’s Raptor as a Dynamicist perceived?

Great chassis

chief developer Damien Ross knows the answer: “The special Fox shocks with the aluminium wishbones of the Raptor come from racing. The faster you dash over gravel, or sand dunes, the better the Pickup”, he assured. And he promises not too much: Are you on the Gas, the Raptor is an almost surreal combination of damping force, comfort and stiffness.

31’350 Swiss francs, a rise in the Ranger-Pickup-the-world. The Raptor Top model with 213 HP there is, however, only 57’650 CHF.