We’ve known for some time now that Ford is working on an ultra-high-performance variant of the all-new Ford Bronco. For a while, many believed this model would be called the Ford Bronco Warthog, thanks to a trademark filing, an Easter egg spotted on a prototype, and a leaked supplier letter. However, Ford Authority exclusively reported earlier this year that this new variant would in fact be called the Ford Bronco Raptor and that it will be powered by Ford’s 3.0L EcoBoost V6. Last week, Ford Authority independently confirmed that the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is officially in Ford’s ordering system, and now, the automaker itself has officially confirmed this with a new teaser video.
The short clip kicks off with some dramatic music and the Bronco logo but then pans to a close-up shot of the Bronco Raptor’s front grille – which, as expected, features bold “FORD” lettering in place of the “Bronco” script found on other models. This keeps the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor in line with other Raptor models including the Ford F-150 and Ford Ranger. Also visible in the video are some very wide fender flares, which presumably cover large tires, as well as three amber lights located in the top center of the grille – a necessity in the U.S. given how wide the Bronco Raptor will be.
As Ford Authority previously reported, the Bronco Raptor will feature the same sorts of upgrades present on the existing F-150 and Ranger Raptor models, including Fox Live Valve shock technology, 17-inch F-150 Raptor-like wheels, LT315/70R17 BFGoodrich KO2 All-Terrain T/A tires, a wider stance than the regular Bronco, unique front and rear fascias and bumper treatments, and a higher ground clearance.
The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor will be available in at least two different versions – a base model, as well as a higher version that includes the Lux Package, which is available on the current, 2021 Ford Bronco and adds Adaptive Cruise Control, a 10-speaker B&O sound system, heated steering wheel, wireless charging pad, and a host of other features. The ordering system shows the Bronco Raptor as a four-door model only, with Code Orange available as an exterior color option.
SOURCE: FORD AUTHORITY