Vaughn Gittin Jr. makes it look easy.
Off-road enthusiasts eager to try the 2021 Ford Bronco are going to have to wait a little longer than expected as initial deliveries have been delayed until the summer due to supply issues caused by the pandemic. This video showcasing the SUV's off-roading prowess reminds us it will be worth the wait.
A group of Broncos recently took on the Hell's Revenge rock crawling trail in Moab, Utah. Three of them were extensively modified by Ford partners ARB, RTR, and 4 Wheel Parts. A Bronco Sport and a stock Bronco Badlands equipped with the Sasquatch package also join in the fun in footage shared by Justin B. McBride.
If the custom Broncos look familiar, that's because they were unveiled by Ford last month. The RTR Bronco is based on a four-door Badland model and is fitted with RTR Tech-6 wheels wrapped in 35-inch Nitto Ridge Grappler tires. Other modifications include rock sliders, a 3D printed grille, and a silver body with a striking black and yellow livery.
ARB's custom Bronco is fitted with unique bumpers, heavy-duty rock sliders, and a differential cover among other modifications. The Bronco built by 4 Wheel Parts stands out thanks to its massive 37-inch mud-terrain tires and heavy-duty suspension. But as the video proves, a stock Bronco is more than capable of tackling tough terrain.
When it's time to tackle the difficult Hell's Gate rock climb, McBride hitches a ride with none other than Vaughn Gittin Jr. in a stock Bronco Sasquatch. This was only the second time Vaughn Gittin Jr. has successfully completed the terrifying Hell's Gate climb. After selecting Bronco Mode, disconnecting the sway bar, and activating the one-pedal mode, Vaughn Gittin Jr. makes the steep climb look easy.
It's all great publicity for Ford as the Bronco successfully completed the challenging climb using stock suspension. A few seconds later, an off-road buggy struggles to climb up Hell's Gate and lands on its side, showing that it isn't as easy as Vaughn Gittin Jr. made it look. However, Ford probably wishes the video didn't end with a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon successfully completing the same challenge a few minutes later.