The coming of a hero Ford Bronco Raptor model has always seemed like a sure thing, but, thanks to an unlucky engineer, there is now little doubt of what's to come – and when.
The engineer – whose identity has been thoughtfully obscured in screengrabs posted to the Bronco6G.com community – listed the Bronco Raptor among his ongoing projects under the Experience heading of his profile on LinkedIn, a career-focused social network.
The model is listed as the 2023 Bronco Raptor, which suggests we can expect to see it unveiled sometime in 2022 – quite a ways off, particularly when 2020 seems to have lasted a few years in its own right. (This writer intends to have a second 40th in 2021…)
What we can expect from the Bronco Raptor in terms of powertrain is unclear, given Ford already utilises a spread of suitable 250kW 2.7-litre and 298kW 3.0-litre EcoBoost V6 engines in the Edge (Endura) ST and Explorer ST models overseas.
In its standard form, the new Bronco is powered by the 2.7-litre engine, in a 231kW and 542Nm tune.
This will likely all be academic to Australian fans, however, with the Bronco looking likely to be yet another model Ford sees no economic value – let alone brand-building benefit – in bringing to our shores.