The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is a known entity at this point, but seeing the new off-road performance SUV out on the road is still thrilling, since it has not reached customers as of this writing. Ford Authority has previously covered sightings of the Raptor in Cyber Orange, Area 51, Code Orange, Iconic Silver, Shadow Black, Velocity Blue, Cactus Gray, and Eruption Green, in addition to capturing one particular model with the front license plate bracket attached. Now, our photographers have documented a 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor clad in the fetching Hot Pepper Red paint option, representing our first real-world look at the Raptor in this hue.
The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor boasts a far more aggressive aesthetic than its stablemates, thanks to the prominent “Ford” script grille, model-specific headlights with amber daytime running lights, and similarly decked-out marking lamps. This is similarly featured in the Ford F-150 Raptor, although not everything is shared between the Raptor family of vehicles. More specifically, the Bronco Raptor will feature the Ford 3.0L EcoBoost V6 under its hood, with a special tune that will take it beyond the 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque output it currently produces in the Ford Explorer ST and Lincoln Aviator.
The all-new Ford Bronco Raptor comes standard with the Heavy-Duty Modular front bumper, complete with tow hooks, removable bumper end caps, integrated and removable Rigid LED fog lamps, and Rigid off-road lamps. Additionally, it gets a unique hood sporting molded-in-color Carbon Black elements with an integrated vent. As for the suspension, it boasts the HOSS 4.0 system, which incorporates the Fox 3.1-inch Internal Bypass Semi-Active Dampers with a unique tune, although the F-150 Raptor offers a similar setup.
Both sides of the Ford Bronco Raptor feature unique front and rear quarter panels, fenders, fender flares, door appliques, functional bodyside heat extraction ducts, and reinforced rock rails with removable running boards, which contribute to the Raptor’s additional 9.8-inch wide when compared to the rest of the Bronco lineup. Those extra-wide fender flares allow a set of 17 x 8.5-inch beadlock-capable wheels to be incorporated into the Raptor equipment list, and they’re wrapped in 37 x 12.50R17LT BFGoodrich KO2 all-terrain tires.
Out back, there’s a set of Raptor-specific taillights, in addition to a beefier spare tire carrier that’s necessary to due the massive 37-inch tire that’s part of the lineup.
The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is currently slated for an extremely limited production run, and deliveries are expected to begin this summer. Remaining 2021 Ford Bronco reservation holders will be the first group to get a crack at securing Raptor orders, although they will be ineligible for any sort of price protection if they do so.