In its promotional campaign for the facelifted Euro-spec Ranger, Ford says the pickup can "tow whatever the hell you want." And even if that means you want to pull 20 caravans, the Ranger will do the job without complaining. The short 1:15-minute video below documents the moment when the vehicle towed a 200-tonne (44,092-pound), 100-metre convoy of caravans on a public road close to the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire.
"This was the slowest stunt I've ever done - but also the hardest," explains precision driver Paul Swift who drove the orange Ranger from the video. "Trying to keep the caravans on the straight and narrow while the car drove past was a tough challenge, and one that really demonstrates the Ranger's capabilities."
The vehicle used in the clip is powered by the range-topping 2.0-litre EcoBlue twin-turbo diesel with 210 bhp and we suppose it's mated to the model's recently introduced 10-speed automatic gearbox. The lineup of caravans includes a 1950s Airstream, some hippy-themed caravans, and "a caravan especially for dog overs - complete with paw prints."