Rebellious Ranger Raptor Jumps into Goodwood, Behaves Badly

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a prestigious, high-brow affair. But the Ranger Raptor doesn’t seem to care.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a highly prestigious event that brings the world’s finest machinery to the U.K. each year. We’re talking about both vintage and modern road and race cars. Some of them virtually priceless. The event’s creator, the Duke of Richmond, calls it “A perfectly crafted, quintessentially English experience – always delivered with a twist.” And yet, the Ford Ranger Raptor doesn’t appear to care about your tea, crumpets, and good manners. Or rules.

In fact, the Ranger Raptor made quite the entrance on its way up Goodwood’s legendary hill climb event by leaping onto the track over a series of hay bales. After that dramatic intro, the little off-roader continued to embark on extreme shenanigans, tearing up both grass and track with some donuts. And of course, putting on a little show for the crowd on its way up.

Ford Ranger Raptor

We don’t have any official times, but we’re guessing that the Ranger Raptor didn’t come close to winning the hill climb with this performance. But that isn’t the point, of course. The point is to show off Ford’s latest hoon machine, a truck built to grab major air like its big brother, the F-150 Raptor. If you’re lucky enough to be able to buy one, of course. As of now, the Ranger Raptor is only available in the Thai and Pacific markets.

Ford Ranger Raptor

For us in the states, we’ll just continue to be teased by showings like this until Ford finally decides to gift us a truck that is distinctly American in the first place. But judging by recent developments, we’re guessing that will happen sooner rather than later!

 

Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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