Ford offers Bronco Raptor buyers off-road driving experience
- February 12, 2023
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Ford’s line of Raptor vehicles offers off-road capabilities that most buyers will likely never come close to experiencing. Ford wants to change that by offering Bronco Raptor buyers the opportunity to go off-road in the 418-hp SUV in a controlled environment and with full instruction.
The Blue Oval on Friday announced a special program to be held exclusively for Bronco Raptor buyers at the Bronco Off-Roadeo Driving School in Mt. Potosi, Nevada. The program consists of a one-day training course and is included with the purchase of a 2022 or 2023 Bronco Raptor.
Students must arrange their own transport to the school and can bring a guest with them at an additional cost.
Ford has four of the Bronco Off-Roadeo driving schools in the country. The others are in Horseshoe Bay, Texas; Moab, UT; and Gilford, New Hampshire. Each offers specific classes for the bronco and the bronco sport.
The Nevada school also offers bronco and broncosport classes, but has also built curated trails to suit the conditions of Ultra4 racing events, like the popular King of the Hammers race held annually at California’s Means Dry Lake. In designing the trails, Ford recruited talented off-road drivers such as Vaughn Gittin Jr., Loren Healy and Brad Lovell to provide input.
Bronco fans looking to compete themselves can purchase one of the SUVs specially prepared by Fox Factory, makers of the popular Fox Racing Shox suspension components. Called the King of the Hammers Edition Ford Bronco, it features modifications inspired by the 4600-class Broncos that compete in the King of the Hammers race. Ford itself has developed a Bronco-based customer race car complete with a V-8 engine.