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Ford considering Mustang Raptor – CarsDirect

Yes you read that correctly. The industry-wide off-road craze has prompted several automakers to add dirt-friendly models to their lineups. Contributed to the expansion of the Raptor family. Reports are still speculation, but it looks like the Mustang will be the next model to receive the Raptor treatment.

High performance off-road Mustang Not only is it possible, it looks like reality.No official release yet from fordbut car and driver The Mustang Raptor is reportedly “should arrive in 2026.” They were also able to collect some preliminary specifications.

The Mustang Raptor will be powered by the 500hp 5.0L V8 that will power the upcoming Mustang Dark Horse. It will certainly please enthusiasts, but unfortunately there are no manual transmission options, only a 10-speed automatic.It’s a reasonable expectation that the 700+ horsepower Raptor R will be joined by Ford’s bonkers, the Predator V8, in the lineup. .

The Mustang Raptor’s V8 powers all four wheels, but in an all-wheel drive configuration via an electronically controlled center differential as opposed to a two-speed transfer case. It follows existing Raptor models with Fox Live Valve dampers, all-terrain tires, rock armor, flared fenders, 2-inch lift and other off-road goodies.

Pricing is reported to start at $90,000 family, which is certainly high. Off-road Mustangs can only serve a very niche market, and in typical pony car fashion, porsche 911 Dakar and lamborghini huracan Stellato.

I’m a little surprised that Ford would want to shove the Mustang Raptor. The idea of ​​a rally-ready version of America’s favorite sports car might be hard to come up with, but it might simply be one of “crazy enough to go crazy.” work’ idea. Although the market is small, Porsche Whether you’re a rally enthusiast, a madder or just want to live out your Mad Max fantasies, the demand for an off-road version of a high-performance street car has proven to exist.

Photos: 2022 Ford Mustang (top), 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse (middle)

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