Will it be better than the Braptor?
Fox is getting into the vehicle development game, and its first offering will be a special-edition Bronco inspired by the King of the Hammers off-road race.
It's no secret that Ford will be returning to this year's race to defend its extraordinary podium sweep at last year's event, and Fox will be looking to capitalize on these successes with its new car. The Fox Factory Performance Vehicle Development team built the new special edition in partnership with the King of the Hammers.
The Ford Bronco is already one of our favorite off-road machines, and Fox is one of our favorite off-road parts suppliers, so what happens when these two powerhouses come together to develop a car? The Bronco Raptor.
The new special edition is inspired by the Ultra4 Every Man Challenge 4600 stock racing class and was partly designed by off-road racer Jason Scherer.
The Fox team focussed the build around its 2.5 Performance Elite shock system and mated it to a set of BDS coilovers and 18-inch satin gray wheels wrapped in 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 tires. The rest of the suspension setup features adjustable rear control arms, an adjustable track bar, uni-ball front upper control arms, JKS lower control arm and lower shock skid plates, a steering wheel sleeve kit, and a MAx tire clearance kit.
The special edition package also includes a bikini top, additional lighting, carbon-fiber fender flares, rock sliders, an air compressor, entire underbody skid-plate coverage, and a Rage4th high-clearance front bumper.
Fox hasn't mentioned any changes to the powertrain or which powertrain it went for, so there are two options; a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with 300 horsepower or a 330 hp twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6.
Fox is yet to release pricing on the King Of Hammers Edition and hasn't disclosed how many of these badass off-road weapons it will produce.
The King of the Hammers event takes place in February each year, and entrants compete in modified production vehicles, making the Ford Bronco one of the most perfect candidates for modification.
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