A sneak peek of the upcoming new Ford Bronco Raptor supertruck is out, and boy, wouldn’t you just love to get behind the wheel of that fly truck?
Ford has revealed its upcoming high-performance 2023 Bronco Raptor model in full for the first time. While details are still thin, the pictures are enough to keep us in suspense for weeks.
Well, Fox News said folks are seeing the test vehicles on the roads. Give them some early credit.
Bronco Raptor’s Bells And Whistles
From the photos, we can see the F-150 Raptor and Bronco Raptor styles are pretty similar.
We’re going to go out on a limb here and say a Bronco Raptor driver will have a lot of future off-roading fun.
There are the extended wheel flairs that come with the truck’s widebody stance. Plus, there are four massive 37-inch all-terrain tires. Car and Driver Magazine said a set of smaller 35-inch tires should be standard.
The two styles converge with some orange paint bodywork with the grills, the bumpers, and the side steps. They share the Fox Live Valve shock absorbers.
More of the body features include amber headlights, marker lights, and darker, unique taillights. So much for the ol’ Bronco-plated grill. These photos just say Ford. It’s regrettable, but we’ll live.
More detective work from the pictures reveals some vents on the front fenders for a possible high-powered engine.
Ford is coy about the engine, but the current, 2.7-liter V6 Bronco engine runs with 330 hp. Fan website Bronco Nation, a Ford “affiliate,” believes the machine will be rated around 350 hp.
Another photo revelation: There’s no plug-in. All that hype with the more giant Ford trucks and plug-in hybrid models is fueling some suspicions. There was a rumor that the hybrid would use 494 hp from the Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring. Car and Driver Magazine thinks the engine will compete with the new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 and its 470-hp V-8 engine.
When will we get the skinny on the Bronco Raptor? The full reveal is still not known, but the truck will hit dealerships next summer.
Ford Bronco Fan Tank
There’s so much love for these Broncos, it wouldn’t be surprising if there’s already a back log of orders. With it comes all sorts of variations on the popular truck.
One Bronco version went as far as replacing the tires with heavy-duty Mattracks tank-style tracks. As cool as it would be to see one of these riding across the snowy terrain, you have to wonder if the driver would be getting the full effect of the Ford?
Fox News reported on the 4WD upgrade and showed a picture of its new snowboard rack, exterior lights, and cool-looking running boards. Other versions that Ford introduced to the public were a Bronco RTR Fun-Runner and a two-door Black Diamond Bronco-turned-firetruck.