Ford Just Walked Off The Bud Light Cliff
Ford, the iconic American automobile manufacturer, has recently become the target of conservatives after an old ad featuring a rainbow-colored raptor resurfaced on the internet. On May 17, Twitter user Phillip Oliver-Holz, a self-proclaimed “alpha male”, shared a video clip of the ad which was released last year in Pride month, June.
The ad featured a glittery gold body adorned with a wave of rainbow running from the front side of the car to the back, a vehicle which Ford called the “Very Gay Raptor”. The Pride-themed Raptor was a response to a homophobic comment about a Ranger Raptor video that was shared in 2021.
A giant government-corporate cyborg vomiting rainbows on a human face, forever pic.twitter.com/soXptdBLxJ
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 18, 2023
This new truck comes with either four- or six-cylinder engines and in three trims, but the real star of the show is the off-road focused Ranger Raptor variant. This tough new truck has been tested on five continents and put through its paces in some of the most grueling conditions imaginable.
Ford has released its new LGBTQI2S+ truck dubbed “VERY GAY RAPTOR” as part of its new advertising campaign. 🌈 pic.twitter.com/k58pj4PNxc
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) May 18, 2023
"Ranger customers pride themselves in knowing that they're fully prepared to take their vehicles into whatever challenges or adventures they choose," Juan De Pena, Ranger North American Chief Engineer told Fox News. "They expect that their pickup truck will be able to stand up to whatever punishment they throw at it. They can be confident they'll be able to come back out of the woods."
Ford put the Ranger Raptor through its paces, testing it in hot weather up to 120 degrees and down to freezing temperatures of minus 40 degrees. The transmission has over 3.7 million miles of testing, with the Ranger logging 6,000 miles in Australia on its harshest roads. In the U.S. it was tested for durability when towing and hauling (5,510 pounds and 1,411 pounds, respectively).
The Ranger Raptor comes with its own six-cylinder engine not available in the rest of the lineup. The 3.0-liter EcoBoost delivers 405 horsepower (hp) and 430 pound-feet (lb-ft) through a four-wheel drive system, a new transfer case and locking differentials front and rear. It uses reinforced Ranger frame rails, front shock towers, rear shock brackets, suspension mounting points and more.