Ford has already laid out plenty of details about the many 2021 Ford Bronco trim levels, but there’s even more in store for the boxy off-roader, as fresh new spy photos reveal. It looks like a Raptor-like version of the Bronco is coming with an even wider stance than the 35-inch-tire-wearing Sasquatch.
The well-camouflaged prototype betrays wider fender flares with lots of tire clearance. We can’t make out the tire size, but our spy photographer suggests the wheels are 17 inches in size, which would suggest a tire height of 33 inches. They’re BFGoodrich All-Terrains, which fits a Raptor model’s intended usage, and there’s quite a bit of room for them to stuff up into those fender flares before the need for a bump stop. If there’s as much droop in the suspension as there appears to be room for compression, we’re looking at a tremendous amount of front suspension travel.
If things are this far along for the Bronco Raptor, we may get it as soon as the 2022 model year, although most rumors suggest 2023.
Ford has been busy testing out on the road, as we’ve also recently spied what appears to be a Tremor-spec Ranger. Expect Ford’s mid-size off-road trucks to go up against some stout competition including TRD Pro versions of the Tacoma and 4Runner, Chevrolet’s Colorado ZR2, and the Mojave versions of Jeep’s Gladiator and Wrangler.