This Is The Best Look Of The Ford Bronco Raptor To Date
The Bronco Raptor has been in the news pretty much the day after the Bronco was unveiled. A lot of rumors and speculations were seen headlining the auto scene, but nothing was official for over a year. In September, however, Ford confirmed that the Bronco Raptor is coming in 2022. Post this announcement, one thing was sure – we would be hearing and seeing a lot more about it.
As it turns out, we have our first scoop already. A bunch of folks from ’The Bronco Nation’ were invited to see the Bronco Raptor in person and thanks to them, we have our best glimpse of the burly off-roader to date.
The $200,000+ Bronco DR Is The Only Way You Can Get A V-8 Bronco From The Factory
Ford was mighty active at the recently concluded SEMA Show. It introduced tens of concepts for its trucks and the Mustang range. The Bronco wasn’t left behind either. We would’ve liked it if the Bronco Raptor would have made its debut here, but instead, the company gave us the Bronco DR – a Desert Racer built to compete in the 2022 Baja 1000. Interestingly, the company will put it up for sale, but it isn’t street legal. Care you shell out over $200,000 for the beast?
It’s Official: The 2022 Ford Bronco Sasquatch Will Have a Manual Transmission
When Ford revived the Bronco moniker from the ashes, it made sure to cover all bases possible. It missed out on a couple of them, like not offering a V-8 and not making a manual gearbox available with the Sasquatch Package. The latter was rectified soon, and now there’s an official confirmation stating the same.
A user on Bronco6g.com forum attached an order guide for the 2022 Bronco that shows that the beefy Sasquatch package is available with the manual gearbox. Not exactly a surprise, but it’s good to have an official confirmation.
Pick Up Truck Drag Race: RAM 1500 TRX vs Ford ROUSH F-150
What has the world come to? Just a decade ago, you wouldn’t think much of pick-up trucks in terms of straight-line acceleration. Sure, we’ve had things like the Ford Lightning or the GMC Syclone, but nowadays, you can buy a pick-up truck with well-over 600 and even 700 horsepower out the box. On today’s drag racing video from Sam CarLegion, we have a RAM 1500 TRX going up against a Ford F-150 Roush. The goal is simple – to find out who’s quicker at the quarter-mile.
2021 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600
If the VelociRaptor 600 name sounds familiar to you is because the name has a history on the market. Hennessey actually just announced the third generation based on the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor.
The model will be limited to only 250 units and has a starting price of $85,950. However, with all the available packages and optional features, the price usually goes in the region of $110,000 - including the stock Ford F-150 Raptor.
It’s Official: The Ford Bronco Raptor Is Coming in 2022!
After a lot of speculations and rumors, including a Ford employee spilling the beans on LinkedIn, we finally have an official confirmation – the Ford Bronco Raptor is happening! Ford didn’t reveal anything about the tougher Bronco version, but released a teaser video with the caption “Ford Bronco Raptor Coming In 2022”. Well, that’s enough to get us all pumped up, isn’t it?
Leaked Data Confirms the Ford Bronco Raptor’s Existence
Details about a new Ford Bronco Raptor have surfaced online. According to the Bronco6G forum, one of their members has submitted photographs of the Raptor’s page in Ford’s database: A new body code E5J was identified for the 2022 Bronco, which previously did not exist for the 2021 model. The page has since been taken down and is no longer live.
These details were most likely added by a Ford store employee. Importantly, there is a stated equipment bundle simply titled “Raptor.” As a result, this information appears to be evidence of this highly anticipated model’s existence and its impending arrival can now be seen on the automaker’s dealership network ordering software.
Eruption Green Paint Fits The 2022 Ford Bronco Perfectly
Hoonigan’s 2JZ Supra-Swapped Ford F-150 Frightening Has Sprung to Life
The yesteryear Ford F-150 Lightning was one heck of a truck, especially in its second generation. It came with a supercharged V-8 mill that was officially the world’s fastest production truck at that time, hitting a top speed of 147 mph in a run in 2003. Now, no one in their right minds would swap this engine for something else, but the folks at Hoonigan did; and we love it!
Presenting, the Ford F-150 Frightening: an SVT Lightning that’s now powered by the 2JZ engine from the Toyota Supra. The team took it to a dyno, and the results are quite impressive for a shop truck.
Ford Could Be Working on An Electric Bronco, But When Will We See It?
There are a ton of speculations out there about famous products and their future. The new Ford Bronco hasn’t even settled in yet, but there were talks about its future already. While some prefer having discussions amongst their peers, some folks decide to question the head of the company about it. A Twitter user questioned Ford’s President and CEO, Jim Farley, why there’s no Bronco EV yet and the boss hinted that there is one already in the works.
The Ford Bronco Has A Little More Heart Than Expected
Ford denied us the pleasure of driving a powerful V-8 Bronco, but it looks like the automaker is covering it up in different ways. Or, another way to look at it is Ford is rewarding the customers for taking longer than expected to deliver the Bronco. What the reward is, you ask? Well, you will be getting more power in your Bronco than the initial specs. This will be the case with both, the four-pot and the V-6 mills. Exciting news, isn’t it?
Do You Remember The "OG" Ford F-150 SVT Lightning?
Back in the day, automakers like Dodge, Chevy, and GMC, tried to develop pickup trucks that were more than their towing and payload prowess. They came up with performance versions of their respective trucks, but could not break this perception people had about trucks and failed to create a niche. Ford, too, threw its hat into the ring with a product called the Lightning. The Lightning stayed around for a decade before going down the same way as its counterparts. But, does that mean it was a bad truck? No, sir!
With the moniker being resurrected again, we thought it would be a good time to remember the original truck and tell you everything you need to know before Ford blankets its legacy with its first electric truck with the same name.
Ford Gatecrashes Moab Easter Jeep Safari With Four Bronco Concepts
How can one forget the day the new 2021 Bronco was launched! Ford had all the momentum for the grand unveiling, but Jeep decided to play a spoilsport at the last minute. Jeep announced that the Wrangler will be launched with a V-8 engine, just hours before the Bronco was supposed to debut. Now, whether you call it a tactical move or Jeep just being a baby, there’s no denying that it must have Ford off quite bad.
Less than a year later, Ford decided to invade the Easter Jeep Safari by bringing four Bronco-based concept models to Moab and steal some attention from Jeep and its concepts.
This $350,000 Ford Ranger with a Chevy Big Block is Not For The Faint-Hearted
Resto-mod operations are fun, but this one here is some next-level shiz. What started as a third-gen Ford Ranger has been converted into a $350,000 truck that can handle anything thrown at it. It comes with a ton of off-road equipment, massive tires, and a big-block Chevy mill. This build was posted on AutotopiaLA’s YouTube channel and comes from a California-based tuner, RJ Fabrication.
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor
Six months after revealing the 2021 Ford F-150, Ford finally brought in the new Raptor as well. There was a lot of mulling around Ford introducing a V-8 to rival the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. But, Ford decided to keep the standard Raptor clear and announced a new Raptor R that will feature a V-8 and take on the cocky Ram 1500 TRX.
The 2021 model year marks the third generation of the F-150 Raptor, and Ford has come up with some significant changes. For starters, you can now have it with 37-inch tires from the factory, which was unheard of in this segment. Then there’s the new exhaust system to make it sound sweeter. But, will these changes push the price of this V-6-powered truck dangerously close to a better-accomplished, V-8-powered Ram 1500 TRX?