Sold Out The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Is A Ridiculous 4×4 Off-Road SUV

Sold Out The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Is A Ridiculous 4×4 Off-Road SUV-Meta Description: Taking off-roading to the next level,

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Sold Out The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Is A Ridiculous 4×4 Off-Road SUV-Meta Description: Taking off-roading to the next level, the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is constructed with unique features, internally and externally, for purpose and performance.

The high-performance 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor will launch later this summer, just in time for the off-roading season. The highly anticipated 4×4 variant of the sixth-generation Bronco rides on the same Ford T6 PLatform. It’s powered by Ford’s 3.0L EcoBoost V6 rated at 418 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. The Ford Bronco Raptor has a terrain performance inspired by the F-150 Raptor, creating an off-road experience like no other.

Chief executive officer of Ford Motor Company, Jim Farley, said, “Raptor is the apex of our off-road lineup and is now a full lineup with race-proven content and design that you can’t get from anyone else. Only Ford could create a Bronco Raptor.”

Adventurous Yet Purposeful

Get you a car that does both, right? 

The Ford Bronco has off-road technology and hardware that’s tough to compete with. The Raptor on the other hand serves nothing but flavor with its twin-turbo 3.0 liter V6 engine. Ford Performance blended the two, giving the Bronco Raptor 418 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque.

The SUV has seven driver-selectable modes, both unique and straightforward, that make it versatile across a multitude of scenarios no matter how demanding. It has a 10-speed auto, with front and rear locking differentials and a disconnecting anti-roll bar. The Bronco Raptor is also capable of towing 4,500 pounds.

To match the Bronco Raptor’s innovative technology are unique exterior details to make it a purposeful SUV as it is powerful. Hot Cars explained, “You get a unique grille design with layered protrusions that give the front fascia a dominating appeal. A similar design can be seen on Ford’s larger F-150 Raptor, making the design ethos cohesive across the range. Together with fender flares, the Bronco Raptor sits 9.8 inches wider than a standard Bronco. Also, the new Raptor stands 13.1 inches high off the ground and has a wider track—73.6 inches versus 65.0 inches of the base Bronco.” And, the iconic new SUV rides on BFGoodrich KO2 37×12.5 off-road tired about around 17-inch Beadlock wheels.

The press release from Ford shared details about Bronco Raptor’s competition-level off-road suspension stating, “Similar to the F-150 Raptor truck’s position-sensitive damping design, the Raptor HOSS 4.0 system features FOX 3.1 Internal Bypass Semi-Active Dampers (3.1-inch diameter) that are uniquely tuned at the front and rear and feature integrated reservoirs up front and remote reservoirs in rear. Suspension height sensors and other sensors at each corner monitor terrain conditions independently hundreds of times every second and adjust suspension tuning accordingly.”

Okay But, What Does It Cost?

The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor starts at $68,500 (not including tax details). There are three package options- Mid Package, High Package, and Lux Package. The standard package (Mid or High) includes “SYNC®4 with 12-inch touchscreen with swipe capability, information on-demand panel and enhanced voice recognition. Other technology features include an exterior camera with 360-degree viewing capability,” as written by Ford. The Lux Package takes customers up a level with impressive technology such as a 10-speaker B&O audio system and Adaptive Cruise Control. And, adding to your list of decisions (which, if you’re a libra, good luck) is the option of 2-door or 4-door. The 2-door Bronco Raptor seats 4 people while the 4-door seats five. 

Patience Is A Virtue, Friends

If you haven’t already assumed, the Ford Bronco Raptor is a hot commodity. The head-turning SUV is available in limited quantities for its first model year. And, (sit down for this) it’s already sold out.

According to Ford Authority, “Ford gave first dibs for the Bronco Raptor to existing Bronco reservation holders whose SUVs have yet to be built or that had not yet taken delivery of their vehicle.”

So, although you might not be able to get your own Bronco Raptor after its launch later this summer, maybe you can bribe a friend for a ride or visit a Ford dealer for a little test drive.

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