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2023 Ford Bronco Raptor Unofficially Confirmed Via Engineer’s Job Description

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Sometimes, big news has a funny way of breaking. Rumors have persisted in recent months that Ford was planning on eventually offering a Raptor version of the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco, but to this point, they were just that – rumors. Now, however, we have a bit of a confirmation to share about the existence of the 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor, but it’s coming from a very unusual place.

That place is a Ford EDS System Engineer’s job description from LinkedIn. In the engineer’s experience section under his current job, plain as day, lies a giant piece of news, interestingly enough. “Currently designing EDS system – schematics for 2021 Bronco / 2023 Bronco Raptor, using E3 (Zuken) for schematics that help produce the harness prints,” the description reads.

Clearly, this engineer missed the memo about not revealing the existence of a future product, or perhaps never received it. Either way, this is a pretty solid indication that the 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor is happening, and when, exactly, it will arrive. Otherwise, why include it in a professional job description, unless they’re just trying to mess with us?

The Bronco Raptor figures to be an even more capable machine than the already-capable Ford Bronco, with the addition of things like Fox shocks and other suspension tweaks. It would presumably follow the same formula as the Ford F-150 Raptor and Ranger Raptor, designed as a high-speed desert runner with unique styling and interior treatments.

As far as power goes, a rumor surfaced back in June that the Bronco Raptor would be powered by Ford’s 3.0L EcoBoost V6, the same engine currently used in the Ford Explorer ST and Lincoln Aviator. In either guise, it produces 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque, but it’s unclear if those numbers might change if/when it sees duty in the Bronco Raptor.

We’ll have much more on the Raptor and all other Bronco variants soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco news and continuous Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Way to get a guy fired. You could have taken a screen shot of the pertinent part and then contacted him so he could change it and (hopefully) not be traced back to this. There was no need to publish his name.

    • AGREE! I can’t believe that a ‘magazine’ that is all about Ford would do something so unprofessional. While the engineer made a mistake with his post on LinkedIn, the ‘writer’ of this article should have done exactly what Chuck states above – and should have had the ethics and professionalism to do so!
      Apparently, the writers (and their editors) of ‘Ford Authority’ need some training!
      This is so off-putting that, other than following this story in hopes of finding that the engineer doesn’t lose his job, I am done using this site.
      Rotten Job Brett Foote – poorly done.
      Signed, Disappointed & Dismayed in Michigan

      • Look at these two cry babies.

        First off, no one is or got getting fired over this. Cool your jets.

        Second, this was probably done on purpose so as to drum up interest in the Bronco and Bronco Raptor.

        Third, what’s the point of not publishing the name? A cursory search of the LinkedIn delivers the profile in question as the #1 result.

        Fourth, it was also covered by several others before “Ford Authority” picked it up. Did you guys write a similar letter (comment?) to those other sites, too?

        You guys are shooting the messenger despite the likelihood that Ford itself coordinated this leak.

        Relax, breathe and carry on.

        Signed, the apothecary.

  2. Trying not to let the raptor deter me from a 2021 model purchase. My justification? It probably will be limited to an automatic transmission only. Especially if the 7MT cant even be paired with the 2.7 V6. Until i hear that magna PT is making an all new beefy AF MT for a “FORD offroad SUV”, i wont be swayed. PS RIP ford engineer.

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