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Ford Authority leaked some new interior photos of the Bronco Raptor today. The overall design is very similar to the current Bronco, however there are some unique features worth mentioning. That includes a variety of red accents on the drive selector dial, A/C vents, grab handles, steering wheel, and shift boot. The Bronco Raptor has a large digital instrument panel / instrument cluster that is quite different from the regular Bronco’s analog and digital mashup as well. Check out the other photos here:
The Ford Bronco is testing on the road in Dearborn, Michigan, and this one is wearing fairly light camouflage. The concealment amounts to a wrap over the body. The dark green body panels are partially exposed. The photos highlight the massive size of fender flares. It looks like they stick out a couple of inches from the body. The SUV rides on BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A tires. The shots aren't clear enough to discern the size along the sidewall. There are also vents in the bodywork above the flares. The ride height is significantly higher than a standard Bronco. While the pieces aren't easily visible, there are clearly suspension modifications for lifting the SUV. A teaser video showing the model on an off-road course makes it look very capable in the dirt. Like other Raptor models, this Bronco has a grille with the large "FORD" lettering. The headlights have the same design as the standard model that includes big, circular lamps with a horizontal light bar through them. So far, we are only seeing the Bronco Raptor with a four-door body. This is suggesting that a two-door version isn't happening, at least not for the model's launch. The Bronco Raptor will reportedly use a twin-turbo V6 engine. Rumors vary about the displacement being 3.0 or 3.5 liters and the output being between 400 and 450 horsepower (298 and 336 kilowatts). A leak from Ford's ordering system hints at a Warthog option for the Raptor. The only detail about it available now is vinyl seats being among the equipment. The material would make cleaning the interior an easier process after playing in the mud like the eponymous animal would. Ford confirms the Bronco Raptor debuts in 2022. Expect the rugged SUV to go on sale for the 2023 model year. Source
In a recent Ford Email sent to Bronco customers discussing the 2022 model year ordering process Ford mentions a new detail about the Bronco Raptor. "New Special Edition and limited-production offerings, like the Bronco Raptor SUV (Available in summer of 2022) Now, take this for what it is. Ford's version of "available" and reality haven't been on the same page the last couple of years. However, Ford now seems to be catching up with production and appears to be on top of the supply chain issues. I'm still thinking we have an official Q1 announcement, order banks up in up Q2, shipments begin late summer or first part of Q3. 🤞
The Bronco Raptor, available in the summer of 2022, is rumored to be equipped with a V-6 EcoBoost engine upgraded from the base offering. If this rumor is true and shares the same level of improved horsepower of the F-150 Raptor, you could expect somewhere in the neighborhood of 450 horsepower! Sitting on 37s, the Bronco Raptor is taller from the factory than any of the current 6-gen Broncos, and keeping with the trademark Raptor stance, much wider. Beefed up suspension and the iconic, and often copied front grille with the amber lights and more aggressive exterior styling. Source - bronconation
Yes, really, Ford will build and sell small numbers of these Not content with showing off a bunch of modified versions of its lineup at SEMA, Ford has decided to introduce the most outrageous 2022 Ford Bronco you'll be able to buy: the Ford Bronco DR. The "DR" stands for "Desert Runner," which is exactly what the truck is built for. It's intended for the Baja 1000 with a V8 and Multimatic spool-valve shocks among other things, and you can have one. Yes, unlike road-going Broncos, the DR gets the 5.0-liter Coyote V8. Exact output hasn't been announced yet, but Ford says it will make more than 400 horsepower, which seems more than doable. It's paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission and transfer case from the Ford F-150. At either end of the truck are electronic locking differentials, and beefier custom half-axles were added at the front. Surprisingly, there is a fair bit of stock Bronco in this truck. The frame and body structure carry over from the standard four-door Bronco, though it does feature all-new fiberglass body panels. The brake calipers and rotors are even stock, though better pads have been added. The suspension does see some custom upgrades in the form of Multimatic spool valve shocks we've seen on the Ford GT, Chevy Colorado ZR2 and the new Silverado ZR2. Multimatic also created custom lower aluminum control arms for the front, and overall suspension travel has increased front and rear. The front has 55.1% more travel at 15.8 inches total, and the rear has 58.6% more travel at 17.4 inches. And while we're talking numbers, the Bronco DR rides on 37-inch mud-terrain tires and has approach, breakover and departure angles of 47, 33 and 37 degrees, respectively. Naturally, a competition-ready roll-cage has been added, and passenger space is reduced to two passengers. Some of that is due to the rear-mounted radiator and the enormous 65-gallon fuel tank. The whole truck weighs in at 6,200 pounds. The Bronco DR will go on sale next year and only 50 examples will be built to start with a price in the "mid-$200,000" range. And it can only be driven off-road as it is not street-legal. Ford will also be racing the truck next year, and it intends to enter the 2022 Baja 1000. Source
The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport made its debut at last year’s Rebelle Rally, a grueling off-road race open to women only that doesn’t allow any sort of modern navigation methods – only a compass, provided maps, and a roadbook. All three Bronco Sport teams finished the race and one took home the win in the X-Cross class, which is dedicated to unibody crossovers, an effort that the Bronco Sport team repeated this year. This year, it was joined by the 2021 Ford Bronco team of professional driver Shelby Hall and experienced navigator Penny Dale, who piloted their two-door Bronco to fourth place in the 4×4 Class. Continue Reading @ FordAuthority
We are so stoked about the new Ford Bronco Raptor!!
The 2021 Star Awards included two of the most highly rated rugged vehicles from this year: the Ford Bronco and the Ram 1500 TRX. Both of these hotly anticipated off-roaders scored well in their initial testing, and they decided to round them up in one place to compete for the title of Best Adventure Vehicle. While the Bronco and TRX have wildly different missions, there’s no denying that both are capable of getting a group of friends out into the wild for camping, outdoor activities, and some much-needed R&R. Continue reading and watch the video @
Looks like we will have to wait until the early part of 2022 to get more details on the Bronco Raptor. The new Bronco Raptor is going to be classified as a Special Edition and as you can see from the 2022 Bronco timeline that Ford release recently, the Special Editions won't be announced until sometime in Q1 of 2022. Hopefully, Ford will share a few more teasers of the new Bronco Raptor in the meantime.