The Ford Bronco Raptor Debuts With A 400+ Horsepower V-6 And Heavy Off-Highway Upgrades

The Bronco Raptor breaks cowl with a 3.0-liter V-6 with “no less than 400 horsepower”, upgraded suspension system, and 37-inch tires

by Sidd Dhimaan, on

The Ford Bronco got here out in 2020 and it was some of the anticipated launches of the 12 months. Whereas it ticked all of the packing containers and appeared to be the primary true-blue menace to the Jeep Wrangler, it lacked out on one factor that was a deal-breaker for a lot of people – a lacking V-8 engine. It most likely appeared like a effective resolution then as a result of the Wrangler didn’t provide one both, however Jeep performed a celebration pooper and introduced a V-8 Wrangler 392 hours earlier than the Bronco’s debut!

Now, the corporate has determined to rectify that chink in its armor – to a sure extent – by developing with a stronger V-6 engine. Ford is but to offer out all the small print, however we do know {that a} 3.0-liter V-6 will do the duties that may produce over 400 horses. A number of tweaks have been made to the suspension setup as properly. As for the transmission, there’s no guide gearbox on provide, sadly. Only a 10-speed computerized gearbox.

What’s Particular About The Ford Bronco Raptor?

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A V-8 Bronco from the manufacturing facility won’t ever occur and Ford has already confirmed that previously, so no level dwelling over it. When you have been anticipating a Bronco V-8, properly, that is certainly going to disappoint you. At one level it regarded like we might have a V-8 Bronco provided that the Bronco DR comes with a V-8, however it wasn’t meant to be with the Bronco Raptor.

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The Bronco Raptor might be powered by a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V-6 EcoBoost engine. The precise energy specs aren’t introduced, however the Bronco Raptor will make round 400 horsepower. The identical engine does duties within the Explorer ST and places out 400 horses and 415 pound-feet of torque. Energy might be routed to the wheels by way of a 10-speed computerized gearbox. There is no such thing as a guide transmission on provide right here, at the same time as an choice.

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As for the opposite upgrades, the Bronco Raptor will include a sophisticated 4×4 system with three drive modes. The switch case is upgraded and the off-roader contains a 3.06 4×4 LO ratio for as much as 67.7:1 crawl ratio. The Excessive-Efficiency Off-Highway Stability Suspension options FOX 3.1 Inside Bypass Semi-Energetic Dampers with a 3.1-inch diameter which might be much like those seen on the F-150 Raptor. Because of this, the suspension journey has now elevated to 13 inches on the entrance and 14 inches on the again.

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Coming to the outside options, the Bronco Raptor is 9.8 inches wider than the inventory Bronco, because of these super-wide fender flares and the beefy tires. The off-roader rides on 17-inch Beadlock succesful wheels shod in 37-inch BFGoodrich tires. Up entrance, you get the signature Raptor grille with the amber lights. You additionally get a Raptor hood, bumper with tow hooks, Inflexible LED foglamps, and door appliques right here. The utmost towing capability is rated at 4,500 kilos; 1,000 kilos greater than the usual Bronco.

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Swipe as much as learn extra concerning the Bronco Raptor and to take a look at the picture gallery

Aside from the Ford Efficiency-exclusive Code Orange exterior shade, the Bronco Raptor might be provided in 9 exterior shades. These embrace:

  • Sizzling Pepper Pink Metallic
  • Velocity Blue Metallic
  • Eruption Inexperienced Metallic
  • Shadow Black
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Space 51
  • Cactus Grey
  • Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Oxford White
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On the within, you get issues like a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a seven-speaker audio system, to call a number of. You additionally get a 360-degree digicam as a regular function that might be fairly helpful whereas off-roading.

Conclusion

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Ford hasn’t revealed the costs but, however we speculate it to start out at over $60,000. Bookings for the Bronco Raptor will open in March, so count on deliveries to start by the tip of this 12 months. Watch the premiere video and the gallery proper right here:

Sidd Dhimaan

Sidd Dhimaan

Sidd joined the Topspeed.com group in 2017 as an intern and in lower than a 12 months he earned a full-time place as an affiliate editor and junior automotive skilled. Quick ahead to immediately, and he’s presently serving as a senior editor, pickup truck skilled, and EV skilled.  Learn full bio

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