The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor has been a hot commodity since the day FoMoCo revealed the range-topping wild horse. Available in limited quantities for its first model year, the fortified, high-performance off-roader is due to launch later this summer, and all first model year orders have already been spoken for, as sources familiar with the matter have informed Ford Authority that the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is completely spoken for.
This news doesn’t come as a huge surprise given the fact that Ford gave first dibs for the Bronco Raptor to existing Bronco reservation holders whose SUVs have yet to be built or that had not yet taken delivery of their vehicle. What’s more, reservations for the Bronco Raptor opened the same day that the model was announced, leaving those without an existing Bronco reservation little to no wiggle room to reserve a first model year Bronco Raptor.
As the range-topping high-performance off-road variant of the sixth-generation Bronco, the Bronco Raptor boasts a host of upgraded components both internally and externally. Riding on the same Ford T6 Platform as the regular Bronco the Bronco Raptor is powered by Ford’s 3.0L EcoBoost V6 rated at 418 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque.
The boosted six is backed exclusively by Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission. A true dual exhaust setup with active valves allows owners to modulate how the range-topping SUV sounds.
The Bronco Raptor also features a host of suspension upgrades that enable it to have even higher levels of performance including Ford’s High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) system with Live Valve technology, beefed-up Dana differentials, and 37×12.50R17LT BFGoodrich KO2 all-terrain tires. As a result, the Bronco Raptor rides noticeably wider and higher than any other Bronco, courtesy of the aforementioned taller tires and suspension upgrades, along with a much wider track.
The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor joins other sold out Ford vehicles like the 2022 Ford Super Duty, as Ford Authority reported last month, the Ford Mustang Mach-E – for which Ford has cut off retail orders, as well as the Ford Bronco, as we reported back February, and the Ford Maverick, as we reported in January.