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Ford Ranger Pursuit

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Top Gear decided to create a rendering of a low slung mid size muscle truck based on the Ford Ranger.

Up front, it features a larger grille, a more aggressive bumper with a bigger intake, and a front splitter. The aluminum hood gets a central heat extractor. Moving to the sides, there are wider blistered fenders and side skirts, as well as enlarged functional vents on the fenders. At the rear, you’ll find a sports-bar-mounted spoiler and body-colored bumpers with cutouts for the dual exhaust tips. Our sports truck comes equipped with 20-inch alloy wheels shod with 275/45 tires.

The truck is powered by a tuned 3.0-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine that puts out 434hp and 610Nm of torque via a 10-speed automatic transmission. It comes with an Intelligent 4WD system similar to what you would find on an Explorer ST. This should enable our high-performance Ranger to accelerate from 0-100kph in under 5sec. Top speed is electronically limited to 230kph. The next-gen Ranger’s T6.2 chassis can accommodate electrification, so there’s room for an even hotter 494hp EcoBoost V6 Plug-in hybrid variant.

Underpinning this is a lowered sports-tuned suspension that consists of modified independent double-wishbones up front and a five-link live-axle coil-spring set up in the rear. All corners get larger disc brakes with red calipers.

Since the Ranger was developed in Australia, they decided to call it ‘Pursuit,’ a name once used by the Australian Ford Performance Vehicles version of the Falcon ute.

If Ford would build our Ranger Pursuit, would you consider it?
 


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The mini truck crowd will probably like it. Not to my taste though.
 

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Yeah.....that is a whip.
 

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Looks like a maverick with ranger badges.

Would i consider it? No.
 

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I'd be happier with a reg cab short bed.. without all the God awful styling of that monstrosity.
 

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Hell yeah I'd consider it. It basically what I've been asking/wishing for. 🍆
 

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I like the body work, would definitely look better in a single cab.

Looks better the current ranger at any rate.
 

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I like the body work, would definitely look better in a single cab.

Looks better the current ranger at any rate.
Other that some body panel changes, it does look like not much has changed.
 

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Other that some body panel changes, it does look like not much has changed.

Yup. Different front clip and some different swoops on the doors.
 

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i think it looks great but i am sport car person. if i could lower my ranger, i would, and put huge sway bars with sticky tires and have a blast at the autocross.
 

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Looks like the old Sport Trac adrenaline.

Doesn't look bad but it doesn't do much I need a truck to do.
 

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