Spy shots have long been the norm in the automotive industry, especially when it comes to highly anticipated model prototypes. But what if it’s not a “spy” revealing the shots but the automaker itself?
Such is the case for the newest photo of the upcoming Ford Bronco Raptor, which the Blue Oval recently released on Twitter. In the photo, a testing mule of the upcoming model is seen showcasing its 37-inch tires, which the brand refers to as “hooves.”
While there isn’t much to glean from the image (save for the fact that the tires are bigger by two inches in diameter than those on the off-road-designed Bronco Sasquatch), the mid-flight action of the vehicle suggests a potential high-performance capability, which proves it could be a worthy competition for the new Ram TRX.
Rumored to officially be called the Warthog, the upcoming model is believed to be getting a turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine. All possibilities of a V-8 engine in any of the Bronco variants were shot down by Ford executives, meaning it will likely share the same powertrain as the F-150 Raptor.
Ford is expected to release more details about the new Bronco variant in the coming months as it ramps up the production of the model.