2023 Ford Bronco Raptor

2023 Ford Bronco Raptor
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The Apex Predator
As we all know from the film Jurassic Park, the Velociraptor was a sickle-clawed dinosaur that flourished in central and eastern Asia during the late Cretaceous Period 99 to 65 million years ago. It was the apex predator, and now a modern day raptor rules the roost, rending and tearing the craggiest off-road adventures to bits with the greatest of ease.
Ford Motor Company created its gnarly Raptor line of serious off-roaders beginning with the First Generation F-150 SVT Raptor in 2010. For 2022, the F-150 Raptor is heralded for its beefy 450-horsepower twin-turbo V-6, all-wheel drive, and massive 35-inch tires. It is truly a pickup on steroids and now it has a little brother.
Wider Stance
On the outside, the Bronco Raptor is indeed wider with bulging fender flares that sport amber marker lights, which are legally required on trucks that are more than 80 inches wide. It sneers through its Ford badged grille with the same ferocity as its F-150 Raptor brother. 

It's all very sinister with:
  • Devilish amber headlights
  • Skid plates
  • Darker taillights
  • Wider track
  • Upgraded chassis components with beefier axles 
  • Radically raised suspension.
Bigger Growl
The current Ford Bronco First Edition comes with a 330-horsepower twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 engine that is capable of vaulting you from zero to 60 miles per hour in 6.3 seconds. But the Raptor is capable of more… much more. Rumors are that this beast will utilize a new 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6 turbocharged engine borrowed from the Ford Explorer ST that will produce 400 horsepower with 415 pound-feet of torque all married to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Lethal Looks
Available in two terrifying trim levels, the base Raptor will only be available as a four-door hardtop and the more upscale trim will include such niceties as adaptive cruise control, heated steering wheel, wireless charging pad, and additional USB charging ports.

Color Options

No shrinking Violet, this bright battlecruiser will be available in three new colors: 

  • Eruption Green
  • Hot Pepper Red 
  • Code Orange (which is the same orange seen on the F-150 Raptor).
Photo: TheDrive.com
Raptor Arrival
The 2023 Bronco Raptor should pounce into dealerships by the end of 2022 as the new range-topping model in the Bronco line-up. As such, it will likely carry a dinosaur-sized MSRP of around $65,000.