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News 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Playing in the Dirt

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Playing in the Dirt

The new Ford Bronco is universally loved, and the Raptor version will only make it wilder

  • The video does prove that there’s a V6 under the hood.

  • The footage shows the Bronco Raptor kicking up dirt, and not much more.

We are getting closer than ever to finding out more about the all-new Raptor version of the Ford Bronco. This brief video does confirm a detail or two about the anticipated hard-core SUV and we’re here to talk about it.

The Ford Bronco Raptor Arrives Next Summer

The most obvious bit of information comes from the sound of the engine. Thanks to the complete absence of background noise, the sound of Ford’s EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine is clear. The Bronco’s available 2.7-litre V6 already produces some healthy noises however this one sounds a little deeper. Having driven a number of Ford products with the 3.5-litre EcoBoost, we’re convinced that it’s at work here.

Another detail from the video posted by The Bronco Nation comes from how the suspension and chassis handle the mounds and ruts. It’s not possible yet to ascertain what kind of suspension Raptor has but it’s safe to assume it’ll be a level up from the Wildtrack. There is one clear shot of the rear differential with an “R” stamped on it, and it looks quite beefy.

Visually, this Bronco Raptor has less camo on it leaving little to the imagination. Even so, the ultra-flared fenders are evident, as are the 37-inch tires, dual tailpipes, and the grille which sports “Ford” across it instead of Bronco.

We think we are mere weeks away from seeing the final production version of the Bronco Raptor as it should be ready for next spring or summer.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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