Admittedly, we kind of thought the folks at Ford were joking when they teased a Bronco Raptor last fall.
Ford just dropped the glorious details on the new 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor. Not surprisingly, the Bronco Raptor draws a lot of inspiration from Ultra4 racing with a little dash of Ford’s race-only Bronco DR for good measure.
So let’s get to the specifics.
Ford Bronco Raptor Engine, Chassis & Suspension Specs
Ford says the Bronco Raptor packs “competition-level off-road technology and hardware.” So for starters, under the hood of this Ford Bronco is a special version of Ford’s 3.0L EcoBoost engine good for around 400 horsepower. The engine is mated to Ford’s 10-speed SelectShift automatic.
Out back is an upgraded semi-float Dana 50 Heavy-Duty AdvanTEK rear end with a 235mm ring gear, while the Dana 44 up front benefits from upgraded half-shafts and a 210mm ring gear. In addition to added strength, the axles combine to give the Bronco Raptor an 8.6 inch wider track than the base Bronco—and the whole SUV is about 10 inches wider than the base Bronco too.
Driveshafts have been upgraded as well, and the Bronco Raptor gets a modified transfer case with a 3.06 4×4 LO ratio, which creates up to 67.7:1 crawl ratio.
This special Bronco runs a Raptor Hoss 4.0 position-sensitive suspension damping system, similar to what you’ll find on the F-150 Raptor. While Ford Performance front and rear control arms deliver up to 13 inches of wheel travel. Combined with the Bronco Raptor’s standard 37 inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires, the Bronco Raptor boasts a minimum of 13.1 inches of ground clearance.
The Bronco Raptor also carries a 4,500 pound tow rating, which is a 1,000 pound advantage over the base model.
The order window for the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor opens in March, and Ford expects to start moving Bronco Raptors out the door by the summer. Learn more at Ford’s website.