We knew it was coming, Ford’s answer to the Jeep Wrangler 392 V8 HEMI, the all-new 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor. Touting much more power thanks to a reworked version of the brand’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that will *potentially produce 430 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford hasn’t finalized the horsepower figures just yet but we guess these figures could be close to what we see very soon thanks to the Ford Explorer ST/Lincoln Aviator-sourced twin-turbo V6 engine.

The potency of the new Bronco Raptor doesn’t stop with its new engine but follows through with 37-inch tires, a removable hardtop, 13.1 inches of ground clearance, a new boxed frame and shock towers for its Raptor HOSS 4.0 race-ready suspension with Fox shocks, maximum wheel travel of 13-inches front and 14-inches rear, all in a 4-door SUV package – the only configuration it will come in. Ford’s use of the longer 4-door wheelbase and a removable hardtop is part of an act for torsional-rigidity that’s increased over the normal Bronco trims thanks to C-pillar carbon-fiber center reinforcements that reduce weight, along with the welcomed stability of such a wheelbase.

Even though the new Bronco Raptor was more of an afterthought, development and engineering didn’t take a back seat as Ford was dedicated to making something great for off-roading. “We poured all of our passion and all of our Bronco and Raptor know-how into creating this absolute desert-racing beast,” Ford president and CEO Jim Farley said in a release. “It’s the real deal. It’s not for show and it’s not for everybody. But for people who love to get out in the wild, it’s the ultimate.”

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By: Malcolm Hogan
Title: New Car Preview: 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/76419/new-car-preview-2022-ford-bronco-raptor
Published Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 14:19:02 +0000

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