When in 2020 Ford after 25 years restored the famous Bronco, the US market erupted. The initial 3,500 First Edition sold out in less than 3 hours, with Ford receiving over 230,000 bookings in just the first two weeks. Even then, the carmaker announced that even a version called Raptor is planned, which represents a pick-up derived from the F-150 series.
The Bronco Raptor has been introduced in recent hours and can impress in several areas. Visually, although the changes are only in the details, they seem more aggressive. This is due to more off-road bumpers, a new mask with a large Ford logo in the middle and almost 25 cm wider fenders, which hide the chassis components in their bowels. The Raptor measures 220.7 cm wide and the chassis is 33 cm high.
It has new arms from Ford Fermormance, modified half-axles or special FOX shock absorbers with a new anchorage, which allows the wheel to move in the vertical direction by up to 35 cm. The car stands on 17 “discs and 37” tires. Both axles received more robust DANA Advantek differentials, while the engine, transmission and transmission themselves are protected by thick protective plates.
The car weighs 2,600 kg and is powered by a 3.0 V6 Ecoboost engine with more than 400 horsepower. The engine block is made of a special iron alloy. Several additional radiators have been added and the following parts have been improved – the 10-speed automatic transmission is reinforced, has a reinforced clutch, there is no lack of reduction or the ability to control the car with just one pedal in difficult terrain. Ford then informs about a completely new exhaust pipe with an active flap and excellent sound.
The distinguishing feature will also be a specific orange shade of code oranger, which will represent one of the 10 available varnishes. The Raptor version also makes it possible to dismantle individual body parts, including the doors, as the reinforced pillars provide greater rigidity even when the doors are dismantled than the classic version with the doors fitted. The basic price of the Raptor variant in the USA is $ 70,000, which is about 20 more than with the conventional model.
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