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2022 Ford Bronco Raptor In Area 51: Real World Photo Gallery

In recent weeks, Ford Authority spies have spotted the brand new 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor in a variety of colors, including Code Orange, Iconic SilverShadow Black, Velocity BlueCactus Gray, and Eruption Green, as well as one model with the front license plate bracket installed. Now, those same spies have captured a 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor finished in Area 51, giving us our first real-world look at this particular combination as well.

The Bronco Raptor is easy to distinguish from other models in the Ford Bronco lineup due to its aggressive styling, which starts in the front with a “Ford” script grille, unique headlights with amber daytime running lights, and integrated amber marking lamps. It shares many of these features with the Ford F-150 Raptor, though the two models are quite different in a number of other ways.

The Bronco Raptor comes equipped with Ford’s Heavy-Duty Modular front bumper, which has been fitted with tow hooks, removable bumper end caps, integrated removable Rigid LED fog lamps, and Rigid off-road lamps. The fortified SUV features a more muscular hood finished in molded-in-color Carbon Black with an integrated vent and a pair of Raptor badges.

Down the sides, the Bronco Raptor features unique front and rear quarter-panels, fenders, fender flares, door appliques, functional integrated bodyside heat extraction ducts, and reinforced rock rails with removable running boards, all of which help make the beefed-up SUV 9.8 inches wider than a standard model. Those large fender flares also cover a set of 17×8.5-inch beadlock-capable wheels, which are wrapped in 37×12.50R17LT BFGoodrich KO2 all-terrain tires. While all other Bronco models are available with optional tube doors, that won’t be the case with the Bronco Raptor, as Ford Authority reported earlier this month.

From the rear, we get a good look at the Bronco Raptor’s unique taillight design, as well as a beefier spare tire carrier on the tailgate that’s needed to support the larger and heavier wheel and tire combo that’s mounted there.

The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor will be built in very limited quantities, with deliveries starting this summer. Leftover 2021 Bronco reservation holders are getting first dibs on the high-performance off-roader, though those folks won’t be eligible for the same price protection offered on other 2022 Bronco models. Likewise, residual values for the Bronco Raptor are worse than the rest of the lineup, meaning that one is unlikely to score a good lease deal on the new model.

We’ll have more on the Bronco Raptor soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco news and ongoing Ford news coverage.


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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