For some time, everyone expected the 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor to be called the Ford Bronco Warthog, but Ford Authority‘s exclusive report from earlier today verifies that the ultra-high-performance off-roader will indeed add another member to the Raptor family. Now, we have a bevy of new Ford Bronco Raptor pictures to share, this time of a prototype that’s wearing slightly less camouflage than the ones we’ve seen thus far.
These photos give us a much better look at the exterior details of the 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor, including its significantly higher ground clearance, larger fender flares, front grille with “FORD” lettering, and its much wider, more aggressive stance when compared to the regular Ford Bronco. Even with what is still a heavy amount of camo, these features are impossible to completely disguise.
This particular Bronco Raptor prototype appears to be the non-hybrid model, given the exhaust configuration, which means that it’s powered by Ford’s 3.0L EcoBoost V6, as Ford Authority exclusively reported recently. That engine will be joined by a hybrid model, expected to be powered by the same 3.0L EcoBoost V6 and electric motor combination present in the Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring.
These photos also give us our best look yet at the grille’s “FORD” script, though it isn’t immediately clear what sort of suspension modifications lie underneath. Regardless, as Ford Authority previously reported, the Bronco Raptor will utilize the same Fox Live Valve shock technology as the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor. This particular vehicle is also wearing a set of running boards, which we haven’t seen on any prior prototype.
Finally, the prototype rolls on what appears to be a set of 17-inch wheels wrapped with BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires, though the size is unclear. Prior Bronco Raptor prototypes utilized LT315/70R17 BFGoodrich KO2 All-Terrain T/A rubber, however.
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The hybrid powertrain should flat out stomp the 392 Wrangler.
I just know Tim Papirnik is going to whinge on this article. Waiting for that moron to make some tangential comment that has hardly anything to do with the article.
Impressive, like to drive the hybrid model, unfortunately it would be out of my price range. Now bring it to market!
Not sure about the weight of the hybrid. Definitely better than a useless electric appliance. My wife gets about 85 mpg in her Aviator Grand Touring without stomping on it. She just happens to work the perfect distance for it and they have free charging where she works. The last tank went almost 1200 miles and could’ve gone more by hypermiling. But it is fast. I’m not sure if the Bronco will be heavier or lighter, but I’m sure it will be close. It’s fast on gas only but in the Excite mode, with a charge, it launches hard. 4 wheel drive also helps. If I were leasing it or rarely taking it off road, I’d probably get the hybrid. Too many things to go wrong if I used it primarily or even frequently off road.
Btw, that’s not a typo, she averages 85 mpg
Im curious, this article is titled as 2023 bronco raptor, does this mean ford has messed up yet again and the bronco raptor is delayed another year? I hope not, patience is not my virtue