New MS-RT variant shares top billing with the Raptor as the, uh, range-topping Ranger

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by Greg Potts | Jan 19, 2021
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MS-RT has been fitting Ford Transits with rally-inspired bodykit for a good few years now. So, what better way to diversify than with another of Ford’s commercial vehicles—the Ranger.

In Europe, Ford will sell this new Ranger MS-RT alongside the Raptor at the pinnacle of its pickup lineup. We’ve recently driven the local Rangers, and this would’ve been an interesting addition—especially the white two-door Super Cab below.

 The 2021 Ford Ranger MS-RT - Parked

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Essentially, the MS-RT is a Ranger Wildtrak with a new carbon-fiber-effect grille, 20-inch OZ Racing alloy wheels, extended wheel arches, and new side skirts. Ford says the new look “adds street appeal.” You can have it in Frozen White, Sea Gray, or Agate Black, and there’s also carbon-effect mirrors, an aerodynamic load bar, and plenty of MS-RT badging.

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On the inside there’s plenty of standard kit as well as leather trim and orange stitching, plus a whole heap more MS-RT badging. Because why wouldn’t you want to shout about your special edition?

The 2021 Ford Ranger MS-RT - In Action, Rear Angle

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No changes from the standard Wildtrak under the skin, so the engine is Ford’s 2.0-liter twin-turbo EcoBlue diesel that sends 210hp and 500Nm of torque to all four wheels through a 10-speed automatic gearbox.

Thoughts?

More photos of the 2021 Ford Ranger MS-RT

The 2021 Ford Ranger MS-RT - Front Angle

The 2021 Ford Ranger MS-RT - Profile

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The 2021 Ford Ranger MS-RT - In Action, Pulling a Car

The 2021 Ford Ranger MS-RT - Front Tire

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The 2021 Ford Ranger MS-RT - Cargo Bed Detail

The 2021 Ford Ranger MS-RT - Passenger and Driver's Seat

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The 2021 Ford Ranger MS-RT - White, Front Angle

The 2021 Ford Ranger MS-RT - White, Profile

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The 2021 Ford Ranger MS-RT - White, Rear Angle

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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