A classic Ford Bronco special edition is making a comeback.
Just a few hours after its unveiling, the 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition completely sold out. Originally limited to 3,500 examples, Ford subsequently doubled production to 7,000 units, but again all sold out. Given the huge demand for the new Bronco, this almost certainly won't be the last special-edition version of the reborn off-roader.
Back in the 1990s, Ford offered a special Nite Edition appearance package for the Bronco and F-150. Now, Maxlider, a company that specializes in Bronco restomods, is building its own take on the 2021 Ford Bronco as a tribute to the classic Nite Edition. The original Bronco Nite Edition was finished in Raven Black paint with blacked-out trim, along with Nite decals and a full-length multi-colored stripe running across the side profile.
Other unique enhancements included 15-inch alloy wheels and a sport suspension. Production of the original Ford Bronco Nite Edition only ran between 1991 and 1992, which makes them a rare sight today. Time will tell if Ford launches a new version of the Nite Edition for the 2021 Ford Bronco.
Maxlider's 2021 Bronco Midnite Edition will be available in two- and four-door configurations and comes equipped with BDS and Fox suspension components to enhance its capability. A render released by Maxlider shows the 2021 Bronco Midnite Edition will be finished in black like the original, but with a grey stripe instead of a multi-colored one.
Other modifications shown in the render include special bumpers, a custom roof rack with mounted lights, a winch, unique wheels, and massive BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A tires that make the Bronco look even more aggressive. Maxlider hasn't said when the Midnite Edition will be available but is currently accepting $500 deposits for the retro-inspired 2021 Ford Bronco. "Ford did an incredible job with the new Bronco and we are going to take it to an entirely new level," Maxlider wrote on Facebook.
No powertrain modifications were mentioned, which means the Nite Edition will be powered by either a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque or a 2.7-liter turbo V6 that produces 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque,