The Warthog has been caught on the move.
The launch of the new Ford Bronco has been plagued with issues. Early adopters are encountering quality issues with the roof, prompting Ford to delay production of the 2021 model and fix every current model. Despite this, Ford has still found time to test out the new hardcore Bronco Warthog. This will be the new range-topping version of the Bronco - think of it as the SUV equivalent to the Ford F-150 Raptor. The crew over at TFLnow spotted a camouflaged prototype of the Bronco Warthog roaming the streets, gave chase, and managed to capture it on the move.
Although the prototype is covered in camouflage and thick body cladding, the more aggressive-looking Bronco Warthog is easy to spot thanks to its much wider stance and flared fenders. It's going to look wild when the covers eventually come off.
Under the hood, reports have suggested the Warthog will be fitted with the twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that powers the Ford F-150 Raptor. In the Raptor, this engine produces 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. This will also allow Ford to compete with the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, which packs a 6.4-liter V8 rated at 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. After all, Ford was never going to let Jeep hog all the spotlight with its new V8-powered Wrangler. It's difficult to tell, but TFLnow believes the prototype is fitted with a spare 35-inch tire on the back.
These are the same tires included with the off-road-focused Sasquatch package. In previous sightings, the Bronco Warthog has been spotted riding on larger 37-inch rubber. The suspension will also be upgraded with Fox shocks. After being spotted on the highway, the driver of the Bronco Warthog enters mountain roads, giving us a better view of the front and side profile.
Ford hasn't announced when the Bronco Warthog will arrive but given that the company is struggling to deliver regular versions of the Bronco, we won't be surprised if it gets delayed until next year at the earliest.