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WATCH | Ford Ranger Raptor - A dinosaur in the city?

2019-09-25 15:31

Compiled by Janine Van der Post

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Image: Charlen Raymond

Since the Ranger Raptor is being built in South Africa, we most certainly know that it can tackle any sort of terrain here in our local environment.

The Ford Ranger Raptor is a robust off-road bakkie that the guys over at Deutsche Welle already put through its paces in Morocco. Now the test drivers  find out how it handles on and off the road in Germany.

Having driven it recently for the first time, Wheels24's Janine Van der Post reckons it could be one of the best new bakkies she's driven in 2019.

Van der Post says: "The Ranger Raptor was surrounded by hype and its local arrival was highly anticipated in South Africa. After driving it for a few days, I could hardly give it back. I understand all the drama around this bakkie. Yes, it's ridiculously expensive, but gosh-darnit, it's bladdy worth it.

"It sails over potholes and bumps, and no surface can get this bakkie under. It's suspension is world-class, and it has pull-away speed like a feisty little sports car. And while it might be no match for any rugged terrain, it's uber-comfortable enough for a four-year-princess to make it a comfy ride to watch her dad play rugby. And even though the Toyota Hilux GR Sport might divert my attention to which of the two I would want in my garage, I need this bakkie in my life."

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