And it only costs $825.
After Roush recently extracted more power and torque from the Ford Ranger, Ford Performance is now offering an official power pack for the popular mid-size pickup that "increases power and improves drive-ability throughout the rpm range".
Available for the 2019-2020 Ford Ranger, the power pack increases the output of Ford's 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbo engine up to 315 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 45 hp at 4,500 rpm and 60 lb-ft at 2,500 rpm. Premium fuel is required to take advantage of the extra power, however.
The power pack also includes a Ford Performance Pro Cal 4 calibration delivery tool and a high-flow K&N air filter. Ford Performance has also optimized the shift schedule for the 10-speed automatic transmission, resulting in "crisper, more precise shifts."
And since this is an official Ford Performance engine tune, the modified Ranger is legal in all 50 US states, including California. Ford Performance is selling the power pack for $825, which isn't bad at all. In the US, the 2020 Ford Ranger starts at $24,110. You also get a three year/36k mile warranty if the pack is installed by a Ford dealer or ASE/Red Seal certified technician.
It's certainly a welcome upgrade, but it's still no substitute for hardcore Ford Ranger Raptor that's forbidden fruit in America. In addition, Ford Performance is also selling a similar kit for the 2018-2020 Ford Mustang GT that increases the output by 19 hp at 6,500 rpm and 42 lb-ft at 2,000 rpm.
The package is essentially a new version of Ford's successful M8A Power Pack 2 that was available for 2015-2017 Mustang GTs. It also features a larger 3.4-inch throttle body, a throttle body adaptor, a Ford Performance cold air intake, and the Pro Cal 4 tool, and can be applied to manual or automatic equipped Mustang GTs for $1,275.