2022 Ford Bronco Raptor / Warthog seen testing with Bronco Warthog in spy shots. The 2021 Ford Bronco was revealed in two-and-four-door forms and the smaller 2021 Bronco Sport with off-road capability, turbocharged powertrains, and four-wheel drive. It appears Ford’s has still more to offer. As a higher-performance Bronco has been spotted wandering the streets of Michigan.
What can be expected from the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor
The 2021 Ford Bronco has a 2.7-liter turbo-6 that makes 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. A high-speed desert-driving Bronco model will probably have and will need more power. That might either come from the 3.0-liter turbo-6 from the Explorer ST or the 3.5-liter turbo-6 from the F-150. The 3.5-liter mill produces 450 hp and 510 lb-ft in today’s F-150 Raptor and likely more in the renovated 2021 F-150 Raptor. A secondary version of the engine produces 375 hp and 470 lb-ft in some cases.
The 3.5-litre turbo-6 would fit well in the bronco, which is based on a redesigned version of the current T6 platform of Ranger. The smart money is on a high-outcome type of the 3.0-litre turbo-6 with around 400 hp, which would afford the more strong F-150 Raptor some breathing space.
Suspension and hardware
The high-performance Bronco will likely need a beefier suspension with lots of travel, probably a unique Beadlock-capable, and room for big tires. The newest model is wearing 17-inch Beadlock-capable tires borrowed from the F-150 Raptor.
The Bronco comes with 35-inch off-road tires, high-performance off-road suspension, and Bilstein shocks. Camouflaged models are rolling on Sasquatch-spec 35-inch tires. The spy photos show orange shocks, which are probably the electronically controlled Fox 3.0 bypass shocks from the latest F-150 Raptor. These shocks have external bypass technology, active damping, and a 9-chamber style.
Ford filed a trademark application to use the Warthog name on a vehicle last September.
With a released teaser image, it’s probably the high-performance Bronco will arrive within the year. We’d estimate the Bronco Raptor or Warthog to debut at dealerships as a 2022 model.