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Ford’s latest SUV can soar like the birds of prey and fighter jets it shares its name with.

The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is expected to go on sale this summer.
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The 2022 Bronco Raptor is a performance version of the SUV designed for high-speed off-roading and the kind of big aerial jumps that go with it.

Inspired by the Ford F-150 Raptor pickup, the four-door Bronco Raptor is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 developing more than 400 hp exclusive to the new top model that drives a 4×4 system with high, low settings and automatic and a locking rear differential.

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The high-performance Bronco Raptor features long-travel suspension.
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However, the Bronco Raptor’s standout feature is a long-travel suspension that gives the midsize SUV an 86.9-inch-wide stance that makes it as wide as the full-size F-150 Raptor and, by law, it should have three amber lights. FORD branded grille and position lights on the mirrors to indicate that this is an oversized monster truck.

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The Bronco Raptor is so wide it requires amber indicator lights.
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Combined with a set of standard 37-inch-tall tires, the suspension provides 13.1 inches of ground clearance and offers wheel articulation of 13 inches in the front and 14 inches in the rear.

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Ford claims the Bronco Raptor can keep up with the F-150 Raptor on its test tracks.
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It features a set of computer-controlled Fox Live Valve shocks with position-sensitive damping that help provide control over rough roads and gradually stiffen as they compress to soak up big impacts, like when he sticks a landing.

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The Bronco Raptor is capable of executing big jumps.
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Ford Performance chief engineer Carl Widmann told Fox News Autos the Bronco Raptor can keep up with the F-150 Raptor on the desert trails he tests them on in California and is just as good as a rock crawler.

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Pricing for the Bronco Raptor has not been announced, but it will be offered in three trim levels ranging from an entry model with washable flooring and marine-grade waterproof vinyl sport seats to a deluxe trim with upholstery in suede and leather, premium 10 -B&O speakerphone audio system and adaptive cruise control.

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The Bronco Raptor is equipped with heavily bolstered sports seats.
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All Bronco Raptors also get a model-exclusive all-digital instrument cluster, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, blind-spot warning and a 360 degree camera system.

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As with all Broncos, the Raptor’s doors, roof and fender flares can be easily removed.
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Off-road electronic driver aids include Ford’s low-speed Trail Control cruise control system; a Trail Turn Assist that locks the inside rear wheel to allow the Bronco to make tighter turns on loose surfaces; and a one-pedal drive feature that automatically applies the brakes when you release the accelerator to make negotiating tough terrain easier.

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Trail Turn Assist tightens the Bronco’s turning radius.
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Unfortunately, getting your hands on a Bronco Raptor can be just as difficult as tracking one. The Bronco lineup is essentially sold out for the next two years, and existing reservation holders will be the first to place an order for the Raptor this spring for deliveries expected to begin this summer.

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