Ford will also bring the Bronco in the US as a brutal Raptor variant. The model with off-road tuning ex works should come in 2022.
Holger Wittich, Torsten Seibt
So far we only have Erlkönig pictures of the upcoming Bronco, specially modified for tough off-road use, but now it seems at least clear that the name “Warthog” (warthog) is now off the table – under this nickname the prototype originally jumped through the picture. As a user from the American fan forum bronco6g.com found out, an order code for a special equipment called the Raptor is already hidden in the Ford ordering system. With this, Ford is also following the name already very successfully introduced with the F 150 Raptor and the Ranger Raptor with the Jeep Wrangler competitor Bronco.
Only four-door, 400 hp
More off-road mobility, more ground clearance, reinforced chassis components, martial optics and fat off-road tires – at least 17 inches as with the Sasquatch package for the basic Bronco. All of this belongs to the Bronco Raptor, which is probably powered by a 3.0 liter V6 from the Ford Explorer with around 400 hp. Another rumor has it that a 3.5-liter V6 works in the Bronco Raptor, which is also used in the Ford F-150 Raptor and produces 450 hp there.
On the other hand, some other details are already considered secured. The Ford Bronco Raptor should only be available as a four-door model, with a standard and a luxury variant. The colors Erupution Green, Hot Pepper Red and Code Orange are also available for the Bronco Raptor.
And what does that have to do with a warthog? Shortly before the publication of the first Bronco Raptor photo, more precisely on 9.9.2020, Ford had the name Warthog, in German warthog, protected in the vehicle class at the US Patent Office. It is questionable whether Ford actually uses the somewhat disrespectful name for the top Bronco. We favor Raptor, a catchy and well-known performance name. This now seems to be confirmed by a US fan found on the Internet.
The name Warthog (warthog) for the special off-road Bronco seemed unusual, perhaps the patent application for this name was just a smoke candle from Ford. Now it seems certain that the particularly off-road variant of the Ford Bronco was among the one that had already proven itself in Ford pick-ups Model name Bronco comes up.