Image Via YouTube/Ford Asia Pacific
When I think of Ford, I think of good ol' fashioned American values — a dude driving around in a pickup-truck, straw in mouth, baseball cap on head. He's simultaneously eating Apple pie and drinking a Budweiser. There's a Golden Retriever somewhere in this scenario and "Born In The U.S.A" is softly buzzing on the radio. Of course, all of this is based on ridiculous stereotyping and my incessant need to regurgitate Super Bowl commercials from year's past in my writing — yes, that's a thing. I don't know why I do it.
Anyway, take everything I just described and throw it straight in the trash, because the 2018 Ford Ranger Raptor has most definitely changed my perception of the car manufacturer and I'm sure many others are going to share in that sentiment. Before I delve deeper into auto-logistics, go ahead and take a look at the teaser-video below.
I hate to break it to my American folks out there, but this bad boy isn't going to be available in The States until 2019, the earliest. The video above was actually filmed in Australia where the Raptor is currently being tested. Ford reports that it will be available in Asia Pacific come 2018. I suspect that the reviews will be stellar and hopefully that means it'll make its way from Down Under sooner rather than later. As a terrible-driver, there's something very enticing about a car that can take a little wear and tear (read: me driving into other parked cars).
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