Here's a better look at the upcoming Ford Bronco Raptor
Two months ago, Ford released a teaser of the upcoming Bronco Raptor. The photo and video didn't reveal much, but it confirmed the Blue Oval was working on such a vehicle. At the same time, it gave us a good look at the Baja-spec Bronco's front end with the new grille and the signature Raptor orange LED daytime running lights.
Fast forward to today, and it seems though a lucky few were able to have a better look at the Bronco Raptor wearing less camouflage.
Photos of the Bronco Raptor have surfaced and circulated on the online forum 'The Bronco Nation'. As expected, it follows the same formula as its Ranger and F-150 siblings. While the Raptor still has camouflage, it's easy to see the changes over the standard Bronco. It has a much wider track and wears massive fender flares, giving the SUV a very aggressive look. The forum also adds that it will come standard with 37-inch tires.
Apart from the wide fender flares, new grille, and chunkier tires, the Bronco Raptor looks relatively similar to the Badlands and Wildtrak variants. The bumpers and hood look the same as well. However, the taillights appear to be slightly different.
We do expect it to have improved high-speed off-road performance; that's where the Raptor-branded models excel, after all. The suspension upgrades could come from Fox Racing, which is also used in the Ranger Raptor and F-150 Raptor.
Based on the report from The Bronco Nation, the Bronco Raptor could be powered by an upgraded EcoBoost V6 based on the current 2.7-liter mill. For reference, the current V6 Bronco already outputs 310 horsepower and 532 Nm torque and is available with either a 10-speed automatic or 7-speed manual.
There's no word yet when the Bronco Raptor will officially debut. But seeing how production-ready the camouflaged prototype is, we suspect it could happen very soon.