Picture this: you’ve just been told your Ford Ranger Raptor is ready to collect after months of waiting.

    Then, when you go to collect it, you discover the salesman rolled it while ‘drifting’ for the ‘gram.

    That’s what took place in South Africa, according to Car Magazine.

    According to Car Magazine, the salesman was taking somebody for a joyride on farm land when they caught a corrugated section of road while driving dynamically. This caused the vehicle to roll before landing back on its wheels.

    The end result, an awkward phone call to the customer telling them their new car has a couple of pre-delivery dings that need to be ironed out.

    Unlike the regular Ranger range, even when stability control is switched off, rollover protection is still active.

    That means if the car gets into a situation where its high centre of gravity is likely to cause it to roll, the stability control system will brake individual wheels to keep it on deck.

    The Raptor on the other hand does away with this when the stability control is fully disabled – it’s a necessity given what the vehicle is capable of at speed and any unwanted intervention may upset the vehicle’s trajectory unintentionally.

    Not so much an issue for a professional driver, but a big issue for somebody that doesn’t really know what they’re doing.

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    Paul Maric

    Paul Maric is an Australian car expert based in Melbourne, Australia. Paul is a founder of CarExpert.com.au & formerly part of the CarAdvice founding team.

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