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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-14-2018, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Ford reveals Ranger Raptor recovery vehicle

Ford has taken the covers off of their Supercar's official recovery vehicle, ahead of its debut this weekend at Rabble Club Sandown 500. It doesn't appear that any changes have been made to the powertrain, but it does look pretty neat in its new livery. Ford announced back in April that they will return to the Virgin Australian Supercars Championship with the Mustang next year.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-15-2018, 01:21 PM
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This is a smart marketing play by Ford. Any opportunity that they have to advertise the new Ranger Raptor should be taken advantage of. Giving people the opportunity to see how it performs can go a long way in generating interest.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-18-2018, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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It's really only North America where they may have to do some marketing. The nameplate is well known here, but it has been quite some time since it was last seen. What are the odds it'll become a top seller, like it has been in AUS for years now.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-18-2018, 02:07 PM
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Glad to see this because come time to take delivery of my own Ranger Raptor it will give me ideas of design ideas I can pull from.

Ford doesn't have enough motorsports involvement for us to pick from like brands such as BMW.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-19-2018, 08:57 AM
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Looking forward to seeing some footage of the Ranger Raptor in action. Glad to hear that Ford is finally returning to the motorsports scene.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-20-2018, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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I really hope that Ford opts to put the Ranger Ranger in Australia's SuperUte Series. Holden debuted a HSV Colorado there. With the high center of gravity in these trucks, they are very prone to rollovers. Have a look.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-21-2018, 09:01 AM
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I'm a bit surprised that this series is continuing. I know most motorsports aren't getting the same levels of viewership as they used to. But with crashes like that I can see why people are still watching.
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I want to say they should include active suspension systems that mitigate body roll, pitch and so on but all that's going to do in racing is add weight.

Any idea of what else they can do?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2018, 09:02 AM
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The instability of these trucks is part of the appeal and why these races are always so interesting to watch. These vehicles we're obviously never intended to be driven this way and that's where driver expertise comes into play.
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