There was talk that the revived Ford Bronco will have a “charged” modification of the Raptor, even before the premiere of the standard SUV. Our spies have already come across disguised prototypes with widened fenders and increased ground clearance, but now everything is quite official: the automaker has launched a teaser campaign.
Ford CEO Jim Farley posted on his personal Twitter a short video featuring the upcoming novelty. There is not much to consider in it, mainly – the redesigned radiator grille, on which instead of the model name flaunts a large Ford inscription – like the F-150 Raptor of the latest generation. In addition, the video shows the Raptor emblem and the promise that it will premiere in 2022.
Hold on to your butts. #FordBroncoRaptor pic.twitter.com/2c1uAcolaV
– Jim Farley (@ jimfarley98) September 21, 2021
The latter is not very informative: it is possible that the car will actually be shown next year, but it will only go on sale in 2023. This would be quite in the tradition of the company, which, moreover, right now cannot cope with the demand for ordinary Bronco.
And we still don’t know what engine the Ford Bronco Raptor will be equipped with. The two most likely options are the V6, the three-liter 400-horsepower from the Explorer ST or the 3.5-liter 450-horsepower from the aforementioned F-150 Raptor. For comparison, the standard SUV is offered with a 2.3-liter 305-horsepower “turbo four” and with a 2.7-liter 335-horsepower V6. In addition to the increase in power, future owners of the Bronco Raptor can count on enhanced off-road capabilities – a modified suspension with increased ground clearance, additional underbody protection, and the like.
A little earlier, the same Jim Farley said that Ford Bronco, in theory, could go on sale in Europe. At the same time, until now it was assumed that it was created exclusively for the American market.