It may seem extreme for a truck to jump out of an airplane, but that’s exactly what the Ford Ranger Raptor is. The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor has jumped out of a plane to let fans know it’s been cleared to land in Europe.
The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor jumped out of a plane
The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor is a big deal, and it will be available all over the world. According to Muscle cars and trucksthat’s why the Ranger Raptor caused a stir by jumping out of a plane.
A recent video shows the new Ranger Raptor escaping from a cargo plane, sliding under a plane and dominating mud and water on an airfield. The ad aims to highlight the extreme abilities of the Ranger.
However, the Ranger could have waited for the plane to land. The plane was descending towards the tarmac when the truck began to pull on its chains to free itself. The advertisement did not indicate that the truck had been taken by enemies.
It is not known why the truck had to escape. However, we understand that waiting for a plane to be on the ground can sometimes be a little frustrating. The Ranger Raptor was simply ready to take on nature.
Did the Raptor Ranger really jump out of a plane?
Yes, the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor ad is real. It took almost three months of planning and 38 crew members worked for three days under controlled conditions at a secure airfield to prepare for the stunt.
On a quick and interesting note, the airfield in the video was previously used to build and test military jets.
Paul Swift performed the jumps and drifts. He is a world leader in precision stunt driving with over 30 years of experience under his belt. Paul also drove the new Ford Ranger Raptor at the live European reveal event, so he had time to get to grips with the truck.
Additionally, Ford was so confident in the Ranger Raptor’s abilities that a production model without any mechanical upgrades was used. The only change made was the replacement of the standard seat belt with a multi-point safety harness for the driver.
What is the capacity of the 2023 Ranger Raptor?
We probably won’t see any more 2023 Ranger Raptor models jumping planes, but the truck is very capable of performing jumps, just like the larger Ford F-150 Raptor. Paul Swift mentioned he was impressed with the 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine and advanced Fox suspension.
The twin-turbo engine develops 392 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque, but those numbers could be different in the US version. It has the same 10-speed automatic transmission, standard four-wheel drive, and locking front and rear differentials as the Ford Bronco Raptor.
It rolls on 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Raptor-exclusive performance off-road tires. It also has wider fender flares for a wider stance. The Ranger Raptor has 11.1 inches of ground clearance.
Ford has yet to release the Ranger Raptor’s off-road specs. It is expected to have improved approach, break and departure angles. We should know more in the coming months with the arrival of the Ranger Raptor.
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