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Ford's newest Bronco SUV is a 400-horsepower, desert-shredding machine. See the $70,000 Bronco Raptor.

Tim Levin   

Ford's newest Bronco SUV is a 400-horsepower, desert-shredding machine. See the $70,000 Bronco Raptor.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.Ford
  • Ford took the wraps off of the Bronco Raptor, the most powerful street-legal Bronco SUV yet.
  • It has 400 horsepower and off-roading upgrades. It's built for desert racing and rock crawling.

Ford on Monday unveiled what it's calling its most "badass" Bronco SUV yet: the Bronco Raptor.

Ford on Monday unveiled what it
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

The long-rumored Bronco model will go on sale later this year starting at around $70,000, $40,000 more than the base Bronco.

The long-rumored Bronco model will go on sale later this year starting at around $70,000, $40,000 more than the base Bronco.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

The regular Bronco joined Ford's lineup last year as a 4x4, off-road-capable SUV that takes aim at the Jeep Wrangler. Before 2021, the iconic Bronco name had been gone since 1996.

The regular Bronco joined Ford
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

It's already proven extremely popular thanks to its off-roading chops and boxy, throwback looks.

It
The new Ford Bronco.      Alanis King

The Bronco Raptor gets a slew of upgrades that ready it for high-speed desert racing and steep rock climbing.

The Bronco Raptor gets a slew of upgrades that ready it for high-speed desert racing and steep rock climbing.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

Raptor is the name Ford uses for high-performance, off-road versions of the F-150 in the US and Ranger pickup in other markets. Now the Bronco is getting the same treatment.

Raptor is the name Ford uses for high-performance, off-road versions of the F-150 in the US and Ranger pickup in other markets. Now the Bronco is getting the same treatment.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

The Raptor package beefs up the already-imposing Bronco by adding a chunky "FORD" badge across the front grille…

The Raptor package beefs up the already-imposing Bronco by adding a chunky "FORD" badge across the front grille…
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

… widening the SUV by 9.8 inches …

… widening the SUV by 9.8 inches …
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor and Bronco Wildtrak.      Ford

… and adding on massive, 37-inch, dirt-munching tires as standard equipment.

… and adding on massive, 37-inch, dirt-munching tires as standard equipment.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

The wider stance is also meant to keep the Bronco Raptor steady when it's ripping across sand dunes, Ford says.

The wider stance is also meant to keep the Bronco Raptor steady when it
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

In terms of off-roading upgrades, the Bronco Raptor benefits from an upgraded suspension that allows for up to 14 inches of wheel travel.

In terms of off-roading upgrades, the Bronco Raptor benefits from an upgraded suspension that allows for up to 14 inches of wheel travel.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

It has slightly better approach, departure, and breakover angles than the regular Bronco, meaning it can climb up and down steeper terrain without getting stuck.

It has slightly better approach, departure, and breakover angles than the regular Bronco, meaning it can climb up and down steeper terrain without getting stuck.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

And the Raptor delivers 13.1 inches of ground clearance at a minimum, 4.3 inches more than the base Bronco and 2.3 inches more than a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.

And the Raptor delivers 13.1 inches of ground clearance at a minimum, 4.3 inches more than the base Bronco and 2.3 inches more than a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

It comes with reinforced rails running down its sides to protect it from pointy rocks.

It comes with reinforced rails running down its sides to protect it from pointy rocks.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

All the Bronco Raptor's important bits are shielded by skid plates.

All the Bronco Raptor
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

Ford gave the Bronco more power than other models, too. It comes with a twin-turbo V6 that targets more than 400 horsepower.

Ford gave the Bronco more power than other models, too. It comes with a twin-turbo V6 that targets more than 400 horsepower.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

Ford says it's the most powerful, street-legal Bronco yet.

Ford says it
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

A new Tow/Haul mode enables the Bronco Raptor to tow up to 4,500 pounds, a 1,000-pound upgrade over the base SUV.

A new Tow/Haul mode enables the Bronco Raptor to tow up to 4,500 pounds, a 1,000-pound upgrade over the base SUV.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

Since the Bronco Raptor is all about getting down and dusty, it has vinyl seats and a rubberized floor that you can hose out without fear.

Since the Bronco Raptor is all about getting down and dusty, it has vinyl seats and a rubberized floor that you can hose out without fear.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

Buyers can also choose suede seats as an add-on. Either way, the Bronco Raptor's seats come with extra side bolstering to keep passengers from bouncing around too much when the terrain gets bumpy.

Buyers can also choose suede seats as an add-on. Either way, the Bronco Raptor
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

The Bronco Raptor comes with a 12-inch touchscreen …

The Bronco Raptor comes with a 12-inch touchscreen …
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

... and a 12-inch digital gauge cluster.

... and a 12-inch digital gauge cluster.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

Ford will open up orders in March, and most of the 2022 Raptors will go to existing Bronco reservation holders who want to upgrade.

Ford will open up orders in March, and most of the 2022 Raptors will go to existing Bronco reservation holders who want to upgrade.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

The SUVs will start shipping out this summer.

The SUVs will start shipping out this summer.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.      Ford

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