But the production model won't arrive until 2023.
Last month, we finally got confirmation that a Ford Bronco Raptor is coming. No, it hasn't been officially announced by the Blue Oval automaker yet, but a Ford engineer revealed on Linkedin that the hardcore off-roader will launch in 2023. Now, Ford Authority has shared some juicy new details about the Bronco Raptor. According to the publication, the Bronco Raptor will be available with both two- and four-door configurations.
To distinguish the Raptor from the standard Bronco, the front fascia will be updated with a unique bumper and the off-roader will have a significantly higher ground clearance and a wider body. Larger fenders will house wheels with a similar design to the wheels used for the F-150 Raptor.
A single-exit, dual-tip exhaust will be fitted to the rear, which will also feature a new bumper. Even the headlights and taillights will be unique to the Bronco Raptor to set it apart. Since the Bronco Raptor won't launch until 2023, its debut is still several years away.
Camouflaged prototypes have already been spotted in the wild, looking like massaged versions of the Bronco with the Sasquatch Package. Despite much camo, Ford can't hide the off-roader's wider wheel arches and higher ground clearance. A set of chunky BF Goodrich AT All Terrain T/A tires are wrapped around the prototype's 17-inch wheels.
Expect the Bronco Raptor to have an upgraded chassis and suspension to make it even more off-road capable than the current range-topping Bronco Wildtrak.
Under the hood, the standard Ford Bronco is powered by a standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque or an optional 2.7-liter turbo V6 rated at 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, paired with either ten-speed automatic or a seven-speed manual. The Bronco Raptor, on the other hand, is expected to use Ford's 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that produces 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque in the ExplorerST and Lincoln Aviator. A manual transmission won't be offered for the Bronco Raptor, but a hybrid version could join the lineup later in the model's lifecycle.