Classic Restorer Beats Ford To The Bronco EV Punch

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And it looks as pretty as a picture.

This week has been chock-full of news from Las Vegas as the SEMA Show has been showing the world what is possible with all sorts of cars. We've seen a full carbon fiber R32 Skyline GT-R, some race-ready Lexus IS sedans, and the long-awaited public debut of Toyota's targa-top Supra. But if the Supra was the hottest and most modified vehicle at SEMA two years ago, the focus for 2021 is most certainly the Ford Bronco. Loads and loads of different builds have been shown, but the one we feature here is particularly special. Meet the classic Bronco with an electric heart.

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Built by Gateway Bronco, a restoration company in Hamel, Illinois, the classic off-roader has made a Ford Bronco EV a reality before Ford could. We've shown this build before, but at SEMA, we get a closer look. Under the hood is a 108 kWh battery back from Legacy EV and an electric motor from Danfoss. This produces over 400 horsepower and makes the Bronco capable of 0-60 in four seconds, while a 300-mile range ensures you can make the most out of any off-road outing. It also features some modern luxuries like heated and ventilated seats, Gateway's own ride control system, and even Apple CarPlay.

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It's more than just an EV swap with some added features, boasting a powder-coated Kincer chassis with JRi shock absorbers and adjustable coilovers. 18-inch wheels wrapped in 33-inch Toyo tires are complemented by front and rear solid axles, a two-speed four-wheel-drive transfer case, and even a five-speed manual transmission. The Luxe-GT model you see here is made even more attractive by the inclusion of a seven-year bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 24/7 next-day Field Service Concierge for peace of mind. As for pricing, this top-of-the-range model will set you back $380,000, but there is a lesser Fuelie Electric model that is slightly more affordable at $260,000.

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