We normally don’t get into colors too much, but we couldn’t help needing an excuse to run this great Bronco Raptor shot outside of the Wayne, Michigan, Ford Bronco production facility. These are all of the available colors for the much-anticipated 2022 Bronco Raptor. It’s a cool shot reminding all Bronco enthusiasts that the SUV offers a gang of options for every taste and need, including color choices.
The rainbow of Bronco Raptor colors includes:
- Code Orange
- Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat ($295)
- Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat ($595)
- Eruption Green Metallic
- Cactus Gray
- Area 51
- Velocity Blue Metallic
- Iconic Silver
- Oxford White
- Shadow Black
Those colors with an extra cost show the amount in parenthesis.
Now we’ve seen the Bronco Raptor colors, what else does it feature?
Much has been written about the Ford Bronco, but we’ll highlight some of the important specs and features of the Raptor version. The big news is the 400 hp 3.0-liter twin-turbo Ecoboost V6, sharing duties in the Ranger Raptor. Combined with the 13.1-inches of ground clearance, and 37-inch tires, this is clearly surpassing Jeep territory.
Additionally, the suspension sees a massive upgrade starting with the adaptive Fox Racing long-travel shocks with external reservoirs. The control arms are modified from stock units, and beefier coil-overs include front and rear jounce dampers.
Combined, the Bronco Raptor has 13-inches of travel up front, and 14-inches of travel at the rear. Plus there are locking front Dana 44 and rear Dana 50 differentials. And you can disconnect the front roll-bar to get all of that action.
The Bronco Raptor announces its presence with 37-inch tires and massive flairs
The BFGoodrich KO2 all-terrain tires and 17-inch wheels are covered by massive fender flairs that announce this is a Bronco Raptor. At 85.7-inches wide from fender lip to fender lip, the Bronco Raptor is almost as wide as the F-150 Raptor pickup. The track is a full 8.6-inches wider than a stock Bronco.
One interesting feature is the Baja mode. It incorporates an anti-lag system that helps to keep the turbos spinning when you back off of the throttle. This way there is available boost once you lean back into the go pedal.
What is the new Baja mode?
Baja mode also opens up the exhaust for better flow and more exhaust noise. Electronically-controlled valves adjust based on the mode you choose. Warning: don’t use Baja mode in your neighborhood or prepare for angry neighbors. A standard 10-speed automatic transmission sends spin to each corner.
Inside, the materials chosen send a work-truck vibe with vinyl seats and rubberized carpet. But it is done in the name of practicality, with the advantage of being easily hosed off. You can upgrade, but why? The stripped-down look is in keeping with the whole offroad theme.
Pricing starts right at $70,000. For comparison, a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 starts at $76,395. Yeah, it has a V8 and 70 more horsepower. It all just depends on what your preferences are as to whether that extra six-plus grand is worth it. It’s all about choices.