The Ultimate Bronco: A Twin Turbo, V6 420 HP beast with 37 inch tires, the largest standard tires on a truck of all time, looks to bring the Broncos prized Baja past into the future. With 4 Baja 1000 wins, the most storied and historic desert race of all time, in 1967, 1969, 1971 and 1972, there was quite a legacy for Ford to build from. But did the Ford Bronco Raptor live up to the desert heat? Absolutely. Here’s 5 reasons why the 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor is the ultimate off road SUV.
Off Road is the Name of the Game
Fox Suspension Shocks coming standard, record setting 37 inch tires and competition level axles, the 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor was built for tight desert turns and steep rocky ascents. There wasn’t a detail missed in the new Bronco Raptor when they designed this beast. There are over 13 inches of ground clearance, 4.5 more than the standard Ford Bronco. 8 inches more of track width, a 9.8 inch wider chassis than the standard Ford Bronco and replaceable fender flares to save you time and money when things get rough in the mountains or desert.
It’s All in the Details
Three orange lights line the top of the Ford Bronco Raptor grille – A signature touch found only on the ultra wide Raptor version of the Ford Bronco. Next is the black panel hood designed for performance, again, specific only to the 2023 Raptor Bronco. Did someone say Easter Eggs? When you come in for a test drive at Carman Ford, pop open the gas cap. Three engraved Broncos are hidden inside: an old model, a modern one and your 2023 Bronco Raptor. Stepping inside your Bronco you’ll find Raptor Code Orange accents everywhere. Looking in your rearview mirror, you’ll see Raptor emblazoned on the interior of the back wall – the emblem written in reverse so you can know you’re driving the Raptor at all times.
The G.O.A.T. Dial is the Greatest of all Time
Goes Over All Terrain or Greatest of All Time or whatever you might want to call it, the G.O.A.T. Dial controls the seven drive modes standard on the Bronco Raptor. Two special drive modes to look after are the Baja Mode for a taste of the desert racing experience and the towing mode for up to 4500 lbs. of towing capacity. So go ahead and leave the pick-up truck at home. You’re bringing the Bronco Raptor to the lake this weekend.
With the Bronco Raptor, You Can Handle the Truth
Need to know your pitch? roll? Current elevation or even tire pressure? Want to know all of that while stuck in a sand storm in the middle of a desert somewhere far away from home? In the 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor, you can do that. All you have to do is use your steering wheel or 12 inch touch screen monitor to check any one of the numerous diagnostics that keep your Bronco Raptor happily on its feet.
But How Does it Drive?
Let’s start with the suspension modes. Sport, you can guess how that handles the 420 HP Bronco Raptor. Off road takes you both up the steep mountain incline and back down. And then there’s normal, for well, normal driving. This SUV is meant to be driven on the street as much as it’s meant to be driven through mountains, valleys and deserts. It has removable doors and roof panels so you can tan while driving. A power port on the dash for ease of mounting a go-pro or other accessories without the hassle of stringing cords from all parts of the vehicle. Mentioned previously, the 12 inch optional touchscreen in the center console is both easy to use and beautiful. An extra bonus feature includes the ability to change the exhaust sound from quiet to Baja mode with a push of a button. Just in case you want to really hear the car sink its talons into the earth.
This truck is next level. The 2023 Bronco Raptor is a wide body, ultra smooth and ultra aggressive styled truck with plenty of horsepower and features to take you safely anywhere in the world. Boasting 7 different drive modes and 3 separate transmission modes, the Bronco Raptor is as adaptable as it is customizable. So if you’re looking for a truck to take you to the top of the Adirondack mountains or just to the Jersey Shore, the 2023 Bronco Raptor is the perfect truck.
Come take a test drive today! Only at Carman Ford of New Castle, Delaware.