The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor excels at high-speed off-roading, however a brand new video from The Bronco Nation exhibits probably the most excessive Bronco mannequin additionally has spectacular low-speed rock crawling functionality.
The video was shot throughout sturdiness testing of the Bronco Raptor in California’s Johnson Valley, the place Ford performed intensive testing for each the Raptor and customary Bronco.
You get about 17 minutes of Bronco Raptor prototypes choosing their manner by way of rocky trails, displaying off their suspension articulation and floor clearance, in addition to the effectiveness of the underbody safety when bodywork inevitably will get bashed towards the rocks.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor prototype off-roading in Johnson Valley (through The Bronco Nation)
Suspension adjustments give the Bronco Raptor 13 inches of entrance journey and 14 inches of rear journey. The modified suspension (which borrows from the F-150 Raptor) together with 37-inch BFGoodrich K02 tires, offers the Bronco 13.1 inches of floor clearance. That is 4.8 inches greater than a base Bronco and 1.6 inches greater than a Sasquatch-equipped Bronco on 35s.
Which means the production-spec Bronco Raptor is almost 78 inches tall, making it too tall for the meeting line. Two short-term bolts forestall the rear suspension from totally extending as every Raptor rolls down the road, and are eliminated afterward on the adjoining “Mod Middle,” the place manufacturing unit equipment are usually put in.
Ford remains to be taking orders for the 2022 Bronco Raptor, however order books for different 2022 Bronco fashions are closed. This is because of sturdy demand and the necessity to prioritize present order holders for construct slots, in line with a latest Ford supplier memo. Particulars on ordering and manufacturing timing for 2023 Bronco fashions can be launched later this 12 months.