2023 Ford Ranger Rally Race in South Africa Preview

2023 Ford Ranger Rally Race – This Ford Ranger is not your typical pickup. This truck was designed and built by Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM), for the NWM Ford Castrol Team. It is a close replica of a current-generation Ranger but has many modifications to be able to handle the demands of the SARRC.

2023 Ford Ranger Rally Race Specs
2023 Ford Ranger Rally Race Specs

The Ranger NWM Ford will be sending the Ranger NWM Ford to the first race, which takes place later in the month on March 25. The team finished second in the overall race and won two races last year. This year’s improvements to the truck should improve the team’s chances. The pickup uses carbon fiber and an aramid weave to make the body and cabin. It retains the butterfly doors from the old truck, which is a trademarked NMW feature.

2023 Ford Ranger Rally Race Review

Exterior

The truck measures 11.8 inches (300 mm) wider than the 17-inch wheels. It has 37-inch tires wrapped around 17-inch wheels, which are hidden under flared wheel arches. Larger wheels can allow for bigger brakes. The discs have grown from 12.9 inches to 13.9 in. (328 mm to 13.9 in. (355 mm). The rear and front brakes are both air-cooled. However, NWM water cools rear brakes further to reduce fade.

2023 Ford Ranger Rally Race Review
2023 Ford Ranger Rally Race Review

A reworked suspension is also available for the truck, which replaces the dual-damper system with a single-damper. New lower and upper control arms are added to the pickup, as well as a longer driveshaft. These improvements help improve wheel travel. It now measures 11.0 inches. (13.7 in. 280 mm). (350 mm).

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The team had to be prepared for new regulations, such as the change from three to two spare tires to allow them to race this year. Neil Woolridge, principal of the team, stated that the team began redesigning the Ranger and other components around the middle of last year after the final T1+ rules were published.

2023 Ford Ranger Rally Race New Design
2023 Ford Ranger Rally Race New Design

Engine

Ford’s EcoBoost V6 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 powers the pickup. It produces the same power output as last year’s truck: 402 horsepower (300kilowatts) & 442 pound-feet (642 Newton-meters). The pickup can travel electronically at 105 mph (170 km/h).