Over the last several months, Ford Authority spies have captured more than one 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor prototype out driving around. Earlier this year, a prototype emerged wearing less camo than ever, revealing some new exterior details, as well as some pretty humorous Easter eggs. Now, our spies have captured yet another Bronco Raptor prototype in the wild, but it looks very similar to those earlier prototypes.
This is notable because there aren’t any meaningful differences between this prototype and those we’ve seen before, which is likely an indicator that this project remains on track and there don’t appear to be any major changes in the works, at least based on what we can see in the photos.
The Ford Bronco Raptor – formerly known as the Ford Bronco Warthog – is FoMoCo’s ultra-high-performance variant of the all-new Ford Bronco, which will follow in the footsteps of the Ford Ranger Raptor and Ford F-150 Raptor, down to those models’ signature “FORD” script front grille, as well as three amber lights required for wider vehicles in the U.S.
The Raptor-fied Bronco will also feature the same types of upgrades already present on existing Raptor models, including Fox Live Valve shock technology, 17-inch F-150 Raptor-like wheels, LT315/70R17 BFGoodrich KO2 All-Terrain T/A tires, a wider stance than the regular Bronco, unique front and rear fascias and bumper treatments, and higher ground clearance, all of which should make it a formidable off-road vehicle.
As Ford Authority exclusively reported in March, the Bronco Raptor will be powered by Ford’s 3.0L EcoBoost V6, currently found in the Ford Explorer ST and Lincoln Aviator. In that guise, the powerplant is rated to produce 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. It 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 Aviator Grand Touring, where it produces 494 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. Both powerplants will be mated to FoMoCo’s 10-speed automatic transmission.