2023 Ford Bronco Raptor Will Make You Forget about Sasquatch

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Ford just confirmed that the high-performance Bronco Raptor will arrive next year, showing a glimpse at the “Ford” script in its grille, and our illustration shows what the aggressive baja-ready SUV could look like. Earlier rumors and trademark filings suggested that the more capable Bronco would take the Warthog name, but now we know that it’ll follow in the F-150 Raptor’s footsteps, and it could be joined by the Ranger Raptor in the U.S. soon as well.

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Although the standard Bronco is available with a soft top and as a two-door model, the Raptor is likely to only be available in a four-door configuration with a hardtop based on the prototypes we’ve seen testing. Bronco Raptors will have a much wider track than the regular Bronco, and larger fenders and unique wheels to go with the tough stance. The teaser image showed amber marker lights, just like the F-150 Raptor, which are legally required on trucks more than 80 inches wide.

Look for Ford to slowly reveal more info about the upcoming high-performance Bronco variant before its arrival sometime in 2022. Pricing should start higher than the loaded First Edition four-door’s $62,605 starting price, as the F-150 Raptor starts just over $65,000.

The Bronco Raptor will make the Sasquatch package look like a Power Wheels. It’ll ride higher than the standard SUV, likely even more so than the Sasquatch-equipped Broncos, which ride on 35-inch tall rubber and are equipped with Bilstein dampers. Raptors will be fitted with Fox Live Wire adaptive dampers, the twin-tube bypass technology from the F-150 Raptor, and 37-inch BFGoodrich K02 All-Terrain tires will be available along with standard 35s. We also noticed beefier axles and a rear anti-roll bar on numerous test vehicles caught by our spy photographers. This setup will allow the Bronco Raptor to traverse uneven terrain at high speeds.

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