Introducing The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor- The Most Powerful Street-Legal Ford Ever

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Bronco Raptor, Ford Performance on Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 9:42 am
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor off-roading

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor   

Two of the best off-roading vehicles have come together to take on even more- yes, you heard it right. Ford is bringing Bronco® and Raptor™ together to make the best off-roading beast ever. The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor designed especially for desert running and boulder crawling. Introducing to you the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor– the most powerful street-legal Ford ever, in this post by Akins Ford. After reading the blog, check out our available inventory here in Winder, GA!  

The newest member of the Ford Bronco brand of Built Wild™ SUVs, Bronco Raptor launches today as the world’s first Ultra4 Racing-inspired SUV and the most powerful street-legal Bronco ever. Ford Performance is designing the Bronco Raptor- the same team that created the F-150 Raptor, as a call to hardcore off-road enthusiasts.  

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor- the World’s First Ultra4 Racing-Inspired SUV  

The Bronco Raptor comes with cutting-edge off-road technology and hardware. Ultra4 Racing is the pinnacle of off-road competition, with events like the King of the Hammers in California’s Johnson Valley, where the Bronco Raptor will be live on February 3. Ford’s Raptor high-performance off-road vehicle franchise has grown once more with the addition of the Bronco Raptor.  

We had to build the Bronco Raptor – it’s our ultimate vehicle for hardcore off-road enthusiasts who demand something more. Like the Ultra4 desert race trucks, the ‘Raptor of SUVs’ conquers desert dunes at highway speeds and is equipped with competition-level off-road technology and hardware.

Carl Widmann, Ford Performance chief engineer
Four door 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor shown in Hot Pepper Red being driven in a desert with top and doors removed
Introducing 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor- The Most Powerful Street-Legal Ford Ever

Ford Performance Brings Built Wild Capability And Durability   

The solid rear axle has been replaced with a semi-float Dana 50 Heavy-Duty AdvanTEK® with a 235-millimeter ring gear. The Dana 44™ AdvanTEK front-drive unit is improving with a 210-millimeter ring gear. These upgraded axles boost the track width by 8.6 inches (73.6 inches against 65.0 inches) over a standard Bronco. The larger front and rear driveshafts help support the increased wheel torque. The Bronco Raptor also has a 13.1-inch minimum ground clearance, which is 4.8 inches higher than the original four-door vehicle.  

A higher-capacity clutch intended to handle the demands of high-performance desert events is part of an innovative 4×4 system with three modes. The modified transfer case also has a 3.06 4×4 LO ratio for a crawl ratio of 67.7:1.  

Ford High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension System 

The Ford Performance team worked with FOX™ to include Live Valve technology into the High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) system. The Raptor HOSS 4.0 system uses FOX 3.1 Internal Bypass Semi-Active Dampers (3.1-inch diameter). These are specially designed to have integrated-reservoirs up front and remote reservoirs in the back. The design is like that of the F-150 Raptor truck’s position-sensitive damping design. Each corner’s suspension height sensors and other sensors independently evaluate terrain conditions hundreds of times per second and alter suspension tune accordingly.  

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