Did Ford make a factory v8 ranger for the public


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Was curious if there was a production v8 ranger
 


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Not that I'm aware of. They did make a v8 Explorer, which shares a lot with the ranger.
 

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i knew about the explorer would have been nice to see a ranger v8 thinking about dropping a 302 in mine
 

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They made a prototype v8 ranger, not sure which ford team did it "svt?". But it was a one of a kind no where close to production.
 

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They made a prototype v8 ranger, not sure which ford team did it "svt?". But it was a one of a kind no where close to production.
I think it was SVT. RED Ranger with an expo nose.
 

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There was also the thunderbolt that carried a supercharged 5.4.
 

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My '79 F350 Ranger Supercab had a v8 from the factory. :icon_rofl:

Seriously... Nope, the Ranger was never sold with a v8.
 

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They did do several prototypes, they just never followed thru.
 
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There were 2 prototype 5.0l V8 Rangers made for a car shows in I think it was 1997 or 8, year or so after the Explorer V8s came out which was in 1996.
One of these Rangers caught on fire, so neither made it to any shows

Yes, in 2002 Ford's SVT(special vehicle team) made a supercharged 5.4l V8 Ranger 2WD, called it "lightning bolt"

SVT also did the F-150 Lightning, and used quite a few parts from this on the Ranger model
 

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Ford Motorsports put one together in the 80’s according to the rumer mill.

The mid 90’s one with the Explorer nose was in a couple magazines, when my BIL toured the testing grounds in Detroit in the early 00’s ford still had it.
 

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It would be sweet if they had made a production one
 

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First one I know of was in 88 by SVO with several in the 90's for shows. Never for public. I've got the build list that SVO used but forgot how to add a jpg.
 

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I'd like to see what svo used in 92 cause I'd try my best to duplicate it with my 92
 


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