Truckin’ Fast Wednesday: Ranger Race Truck With 5.0 V8 Power

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This new Ford Ranger race truck will make you wish you were a rally racing driver!

The Ford Ranger headed to America in or around 2019 will likely be based on similar architecture to the Ranger currently sold outside of the US. Some American Ford truck fans are concerned about this “foreign” Ranger not being tough enough for the US market, but this week’s “Truckin’ Fast Wednesday” video should put such concerns to rest.

This video by wwwmaxxsportpl features the Ford Ranger race truck of a German motorsports team called “South Racing.” The team is racing at the 2017 Baja Carpathia rally race in Poland, and to be fair, the Ranger isn’t really “racing” but more like showing off its dominance upon the field of contenders.


Critics will point out that this race truck is a far cry from the production Ranger sold in South America, Europe and Australia, but like any other off-road race truck – this machine is production based. The biggest difference, of course, is the all-aluminum 5.0L V8 race engine tucked under the hood. There is also an aftermarket race-ready suspension, a lightweight body, and all of the required safety bits inside and out. But, again, the basis of this vehicle is a new Ford Ranger 4×4 Double Cab.

The 5.0L V8 makes for an excellent soundtrack, so crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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