Ford Motor Co. is hatching plans for a Raptor performance variant of the forthcoming Ranger midsize pickup.
Spy photos of a camouflaged Ranger on Ford's test track in Dearborn, Mich., show a more aggressive front end than what's shown in spy shots of the standard Ranger.
The latest photos also show what appear to be large fender flares, a hallmark of the F-150 Raptor.
It's unclear what engines the Ranger will feature, but they could include the 2.7-liter EcoBoost found in the F-150.
The Ranger's engine is expected to be paired with Ford's new 10-speed transmission, which the automaker is rolling out across its lineup.
Ford, in a statement, said it does not comment on future product or camouflaged vehicles in spy photos.
In January at the Detroit auto show, the automaker announced plans to revive the Ranger, with production of the 2019 model beginning late next year at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. It will compete against the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma.
Ford last sold the Ranger in the U.S. in 2012, but it continues to build and sell it globally.