Ranger Raptor ready to race in brutal Baja 1000 rally

The Baja 1000 is one of the toughest and most prestigious off-road races on the planet. Teams face 1,000 miles of non-stop, high-speed racing across the dunes and deserts of Mexico’s remote Baja peninsula – and this year we’ll be taking on the challenge in our all-new Ranger Raptor pickup.
By entering the event, we’re building on hundreds of thousands of kilometres of development testing and pushing the Ranger Raptor to new extremes."

Brian Novak, off-road motorsports supervisor, 
Ford Performance
Ranger is a global icon and Europe’s best-selling pickup for the past seven years. 1 We’re taking the pickup to the race that inspired its high-performance Raptor version – and gave its name to maximum performance Baja Mode 2 – to show off what it can do on one of the most demanding stages possible.

We’re confident that the all-new Ranger Raptor is up to the job, so we’re racing in the Baja 1000’s stock class, which bans excessive modification in order to show off the factory-fresh ability of competitors. Our pickup has been race-prepped with safety equipment, but stays mechanically true to the Ranger Raptor that you can buy from a Ford dealer and drive on public roads.

The road-going Ranger Raptor 3 has hardcore suspension, a reinforced chassis and race-bred tech such as anti-lag on the 3.0-litre V6 EcoBoost petrol engine’s turbochargers for faster acceleration, to make it the most high-performance pickup on the market in Europe.

We’re proving more than just performance, too. Ranger Raptor will race powered by a low-carbon biofuel produced using organic material. The Baja 1000 is the ideal way to test and showcase how this alternative fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional fuels.
Watch the Baja-ready Ranger Raptor being built and tested before the big race in this video.

1 Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.
2 Driver-assist features are supplemental to and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. It does not replace safe driving. See Owner’s Manual for details and limitations.
3 Ford Ranger Raptor twin-turbo 3.0-litre EcoBoost V6 homologated CO2 emissions 315 g/km and homologated fuel efficiency 13.8 l/100 km.
The declared WLTP fuel/energy consumptions, CO2-emissions and electric range are determined according to the technical requirements and specifications of the European Regulations (EC) 715/2007 and (EU) 2017/1151 as last amended. The applied standard test procedures enable comparison between different vehicle types and different manufacturers.