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“Built Wild” Is About To Get Even Wilder

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Teaser

The all-new Ford Bronco is only entering its second production year, and it’s quickly getting a little nuts. Bananas, if you prefer. With an SUV that’s expected to stick around to end of the decade, Ford is wasting no time in releasing its high-performance halo SUV: the 2022 Bronco Raptor. Heavily teased, and highly anticipated, the Bronco Raptor breaks cover in a mere 12 hours from now, and it’s likely become the new apex predator for off-road utility vehicles everywhere. And it could Jeep continuing to look for answers.

Teased officially by high-profile Ford Motor Company employees, including CEO Jim Farley, the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is expected to deliver an elevated level of off-road capability that we currently see from even the Bronco Badlands and Wildtrak trims, which top the range so far.

Here’s what’s been obvious from the teaser photos up to this point: a wider track, larger tires, a higher ride, and unique lights and body work. The rear taillamp in particular looks something that’s akin to the Bronco DR race truck, while the yellow daytime running lamps lets everybody know that this performance SUV is notably wider than even the Sasquatch Package equipped base models.

Again, based on teasers up to this point, the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor may not have a V8 engine based on exhaust audio clips, but it should have a higher-output V6 engine from what’s currently available. Just how powerful? That remains to be seen.

Check back to MC&T on Monday morning, at 6AM, when the cover will be lifted off the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor in its entirety.

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Teaser Official Holly Oaks
Image via Bronco Nation

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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