(By Tom Lohnes) – The Ford Bronco has made a giant splash in the recent news, and it probably will continue to for a while. The Ford F-150 Raptor has also made a big splash in recent years for its Baja-truck style suspension and powerful engine. So what if we merge the two together? The result we get is greatness.
A Bronco Raptor is sure to be coming at some point, possibly packing Ford’s famous Coyote engine. With up to 480 horsepower, 4WD, and maybe even a 6-speed manual, this thing would fly. With Jeep recently debuting a 392 Hemi-powered wrangler, a Coyote is a solid choice, but the Raptor’s EcoBoost V6 will likely get the job done as well. 0-60 times for a Coyote Bronco with the optional 10-speed automatic would probably be below five seconds and top speed might crest over 110. The F-150 Raptor’s main gimmick is the ability to launch itself over a sand dune, and the Bronco Raptor should share that characteristic with its big brother.
A Bronco Raptor would really be cool, but it would likely cost a lot too. Prices of the F-150 Raptor start at around $65,000 and can get over 80k if you try. The Bronco will probably be about $50,000 to start, and options will take it from there.