Tire Smokin’ Tuesday: V8 Ranger Gets Busy

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Mustang’s 5.0-liter V8 turns sharp-looking Ranger into sick burnout machine.

The Ford Ranger’s return to the US market is slated for 2019 or 2020. When it arrives, it will most likely be powered by a variety of 4-cylinder engines, and one of the EcoBoost V6 motors. The American Ranger has previously been offered with either a four or 6-cylinder engine, and as many of our “Tire Smokin'” videos have shown, these typically provide enough power for the small truck to roast its rear tires.

However, the owner is this sharp-looking first-generation Ford Ranger decided that his small pickup needed big power. Rather than the sporting the small motor from the factory, this Ranger wears the 5.0-liter V8 and 5-speed manual transmission from a Ford Mustang GT!

As you can imagine, putting a powerful V8 in a Ford Ranger makes for one quick little truck, but more importantly for today’s feature, all of the power being channeled to the rear wheels turns this small pickup into wicked burnout machine.

Ford Ranger

The video kicks off just as the burnout begins, and it doesn’t take much time or effort for this midsize truck to begin spewing smoke from the rear wheels. The driver immediately lets the truck roll forward while keeping the revs high and the tires smoking hard.

In the end, this early model Ford Ranger uses its V8 to lay down at least a hundred feet of rubber on the road, creating one hell of a smoke show in the process. Best of all, the only soundtrack is the sweet roar of five liters of American muscle.

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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