From the aftermarket of course.
Every aftermarket tuner and their cousin wants to get their hands on the new Ford Bronco, and we don't blame them. The competitor to the Jeep Wrangler has already been given a new look by legendary tuners Hennesey, and there are rumors of a hardcore Raptor version in the mix, so things are looking up for the baby Ford off-roader. Now Texas-based tuning company PaxPower has set its targets on this SUV, and its plans are big.
PaxPower is planning on developing a powerful V8 version of the 2021 Ford Bronco, and will reportedly offer two variants; a 400 horsepower 5.0-liter V8, and a 758 hp supercharged V8. PaxPower has made a name for itself since 2018 and specializes in turning standard trucks into OEM performance versions by using all original factory parts.
PaxPower quickly realized that Ford would not be fitting the Bronco with a V8 engine and jumped to action. The Bronco, with its square and handsome looks, has traditionally been offered with a V8, and PaxPower believes Ford succeeded in the looks department but fell short by not offering a V8 engine option. The tuner is now gearing up to fill that void with its engine conversion kit that will see the Bronco being fitted with a third-generation 5.0-liter Coyote engine which features port and advanced direct injection.
The engine will be mated to Ford's 10-speed automatic transmission, but there are plans to offer the car with a manual transmission as well. PaxPower will be offering this engine conversion with two power options: the standard naturally-aspirated 5.0L with 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque and a 758-hp 5.0L with a 2.9L supercharger system. This swap will see the replacement of all auxiliary engine systems, including modules, exhaust systems, and wiring.
PaxPower also offers conversions for standard F-150 cars where it turns base model trucks into fully-fledged Raptor cars equipped with supercharged 5.0-liter V8 or 3.0-liter Powerstroke engines and OEM suspension parts. PaxPower expects the Bronco conversion to cost around $30,000 for the 5.0-liter swap, while the supercharged conversion will coast around $45,000. It also estimates that conversions will start taking place as soon as the second quarter of 2021.
Together with the engine swap, PaxPower will be developing a full range of suspension upgrades, off-road bumpers, as well as an assortment of other performance upgrades. We can't wait.