Ford Adds The Sasquatch Package To Models With Seven-speed Manual Transmission
After what was a rather dumb move on Ford’s part, the company has officially confirmed that it will be offering the seven-speed manual gearbox with the Sasquatch Package. When the company announced this off-road package, it checked all the boxes and made even the lower trims off-road worthy. But, the only thing missing was the manual gearbox, and it didn’t go down well with potential customers. Fortunately, Ford heard them and decided to offer it before it was too late. We’re happy now.
There Might Not Be a Ford Bronco Raptor, But There Will Be a Bronco Warthog
News about the Ford Bronco Raptor has been heading in the right chronology until now. We first heard hushed talks about sparked the news, then some leaks here and there with a few spec details, then an “error” by a Ford engineer on Linkedin, and finally some confirmation on what to expect from the Bronco Raptor. But, it looks like there’s a twist in the story.
Ford recently filed a trademark application for the ‘Warthog’ moniker, and netizens believe it is going to replace the Bronco ‘Raptor’ badge. The application doesn’t anything of that sort; so, are we reading too much between the lines?
New Details For the 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor Confirm What We Already Knew
When Ford Bronco was finally unveiled a couple of months back, it looked quite complete and had ticked almost all the boxes. Almost. The one unticked box that kept the off-roader enthusiasts wanting more was the super-rugged Raptor version of this competent off-roader.
It didn’t take long for the news to start pouring in which more or less confirmed that the Bronco Raptor is arriving soon. If that wasn’t enough, the LinkedIn profile of a Ford engineer came to light where he mentioned that he was working on the 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor.
Even though Ford hasn’t officially announced the Bronco Raptor yet, there are quite a few things already known. Now, Ford Authority has reported them again, which confirms the things we already knew.
New Evidence Says A Ford Bronco Raptor Will Debut in 2022
Alright, we get it – anything that carries a Ford badge and can go off-road be offered in extreme Raptor trim. You can’t knock the brand- it’s no worse than dodge cramming a Hellcat V-8 into almost anything FCA sells (we’re still waiting on that Pacifica Hellcat, though). So, naturally, before the 2021 Bronco even made its debut, the world was expecting a Raptor version to cross the intersection at one point or another. Obviously, it wasn’t going to happen right away, but new evidence has come to light that says that a Ford Bronco Raptor will launch for the 2023 model year – that means we could see it as soon as mid-2022!
Tuners Beware: Ford Has Digital Walls to Prevent People from Altering the Bronco’s Computer
Much like the Jeep Wrangler, the 2021 Ford Bronco is designed with customization in mind. The company is even offering more than 200 accessories for the Bronco when it hits showrooms, but powertrain upgrades might not be possible via aftermarket means. According to Ford, the ECU is very complicated, and, essentially, nobody should be playing around with ECU calibration. That means aftermarket companies might find the new Bronco to be untunable.
This Shelby-Powered F-150 Raptor Might Fire Back At the Ram 1500 TRX
If you think that Ford won’t react to Ram’s mind-bending 702-horsepower 1500 TRX, well, you’re wrong. In fact, it’s highly likely that Ford has been brewing this move for quite some time now and a fresh report quoting a “well-sourced informant” says the supercharged V-8 inside the Shelby GT500 is go for the F-150 Raptor.
This 2021 Ford Bronco With Wood Trim is Oddly Mesmerizing
The return of the Ford Bronco isn’t your typical automotive comeback. The SUV isn’t just making a comeback as a nameplate; it’s become its own sub-brand under Ford. More to that, the Bronco has captured the attention of the SUV world in ways few of its kind have been able to do in the past. That’s especially true when you look at all the renderings that have come out, specifically those of the “Woody” variety. Woody Broncos are all over Instagram, including this piece of work from artist Timothy Adry Emmanuel, who goes by the IG handle “adry53customs.” Emmanuel has an impressive catalog of car renderings on his Instagram page, ranging from Volkswagens to RAM pickup trucks. But his work on the Bronco is something else, at least if you’re a fan of the “woodie” car style that was all the rage in the previous century. We don’t see woodie’s these days anymore, but Emmanuel’s rendering is a perfect call back, not only to the Bronco but to the woodie car style as well. Put those two elements together, and the result is nothing short of impressive.
Watch The 2021 Ford Bronco Conquer The Hell’s Revenge Trail In Moab
We recently saw the Ford Bronco conquer the Rubicon Trail and now, it has reached Moab, Utah, to prove its mettle on an even bigger stage. Hell’s Revenge is one of the toughest off-road ‘circuits’ and is recommended only for veterans. There are a lot of steep climbs, slick rocks, and whatnot, and Ford decided to test the Bronco here too. Two videos were uploaded by The Bronco Nation on its YouTube channel and you can see the all-new off-roader conquer this trail successfully with ease.
The 2021 Ford Bronco’s Optional Tube Doors Bring Something the JL Wrangler Can’t
Ford recently unveiled the highly-anticipated 2021 Bronco, but we still don’t know much about its accessories. A recent leak confirms that the SUV will be available with tube doors, but unlike the Wrangler, the Bronco will also feature airbags for increased safety.
2021 Ford Bronco
After being in production for over three decades, the Bronco went down in the history books as one of the most hardcore SUVs that mankind had ever seen. The SUV was developed as an off-roader to take on the Jeep CJ-5, and it succeeded to a large extent. However, the company decided to put down the model in 1996 to make way for a newer lineup. Purists and enthusiasts hoped the model would make a comeback, and after 20+ years, the moniker has come back from the ashes.
Rumors about its reincarnation started many years back, but the company didn’t confirm its existence until less than a year before it was unveiled. The wait was not easy, but it was worth it. The company launched the rugged, off-road Bronco in two- and four-door configurations, to go with an urban version with an off-road bias called the Bronco Sport. Ford will offer hundreds of optional accessories right from its launch as well. Despite all this, does it have in it to take on the undisputed king of the segment, the Jeep Wrangler?
Engineering Explained Breaks Down the Ford Bronco’s Crawler Gear and Teaches You About Gear Reduction
Purists and enthusiasts were rooting for a manual transmission to be offered in the Bronco and Ford decided to make them happy. However, the automaker went one step ahead and offered it with a Crawler gear. Now, everyone knows that the Crawler gear features an ultra-low gear ratio that will be extremely helpful when traversing over rocks and mountains. But, how does it work? Well, Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained has broken down the math in this video.
New Run-Down Showcases How Easy the Ford Bronco’s Doors and Roof Can Be Installed
Ford recently unveiled the Bronco, reviving the nameplate after 25 years, and off-road enthusiasts went wild over its looks and modularity. Just like the original Bronco, the 2021 SUV comes with removable doors and various options for the roof. You can go with either a soft-top or a hard-top that you can remove entirely or have certain panels taken off. But how long does it take to strip the Bronco off and prepare it for an off-road adventure? You can find out in this video from D’Z RIDEZ.
Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor
The 2021 Ford Bronco has been the talk of the town since it was unveiled. The off-roader was, arguably, the most anticipated model this year, and it would be fair to say that it didn’t disappoint. But we enthusiasts are a greedy bunch and still want a Raptor version of the Bronco. That’s like asking for an off-road version of an off-roader! The Bronco comes with most of the stuff needed, but a Raptor trim could push things beyond the boundaries. Also, the Bronco has taken part in Baja 1000 before it was reincarnated, so that makes having a Raptor version even more imperative, and it could further cement the new off-roader’s place in the segment.
Ford Looked to its Past With Modern Tech to Make the 2021 Ford Bronco
Now, you might look at the Ford Bronco Sport and say, “that’s not a real Bronco,” but you’d be out of your mind if you said the same for the 2- or 4-door Bronco. There are so many subtle and obvious hints that the 2021 Ford Bronco carries around 50-year-old DNA. There might not be an overabundance of it, but that’s a good thing. Now, we’re learning that Ford actually 3D scanned an original Bronco to give engineers a firm starting point. Did it work? You bet your ass it did.
Sad the 2021 Ford Bronco Isn’t Offered With a V-8? PaxPower Has Your Back!
Ford is not offering the 2021 Bronco with a V-8 and it is stinging some people. The fact that Jeep announced a V-8 Wrangler just before the Bronco’s launch added to the misery. We expected aftermarket companies to pounce on this opportunity, but this soon? Houston-based PaxPower has already announced a V-8 Bronco. The tuner will plonk Ford’s V-8 Coyote engine and offer it in two iterations - 400 horses and 758 horses. Exciting enough?
This Ford Bronco 6x6 Pickup Screams Merica!
It hasn’t even been a week since the Bronco was launched and we already have wild renderings for it popping up from everywhere. Saleen showcased its version of the Bronco earlier, and now we have the Bronco rendered as a 6x6 pickup truck. There are a handful of trucks with a third axle we’ve seen, with the most reminisced one being the Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6. But, does that formula work on the Bronco? Well, you tell us!
You Have to See This 1968 Ford Bronco With the Heart of the Shelby GT500 That Stopped by Jay Leno’s Garage
Here Are all the 2021 Ford Bronco Wallpapers You Could Ever Want
The day has finally come and gone – the new 2021 Ford Bronco has been revealed. Powered by either a 2.7-liter V-6 or a 2.3-liter inline-four, the bronco can be had with either 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque or 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Clearly designed with off-roading in mind, Ford is finally looking to put Jeep, and the Wrangler to be more specific, in its place. Over the course of the next two weeks, we’re going to be diving into all three new bronco models to see just how good they are, but for now, we’ve laid out a long list of high-resolution, wallpaper-worthy images for you to decorate your wallpaper of phone with. Check out the full gallery below or in the slider above, and be sure to get the basics from our article: The Ford Bronco Has Arrived and We Can Smell Fear From Jeep Dealers Everywhere!
The Ford Bronco Has Arrived and We can Smell Fear from Jeep Dealers Everywhere
It has been a long time coming, but Ford has finally unveiled the 2021 Bronco. The new Bronco will be available as a two-door, four-door, and Sport avatars and will be available with your choice between two engines, a lot of off-road equipment, and over 200 aftermarket accessories to choose from. The off-roader, as seen earlier, draws a lot of retro cues and comes with a host of tech features that will make the off-roading experience much better.