You've never seen a Bronco do this.
Back in April, Vaughn Gittin Jr. proved that Ford's claims about the Bronco's off-roading capability hold up. Impressively, the drift champion successfully climbed the notorious Hells Revenge rock crawling trail in the new Bronco on stock suspension. Even for experienced off-roaders, this is one of the toughest trails in America that requires nerves of steel and expert control, but the Bronco made it look surprisingly easy.
Not to be outdone, two-time King of the Hammers champion Loren Healy decided to up the ante and do something far more difficult and daring to show what the Bronco can do: drive up Hell's Gate in reverse. This is the first time this has ever been attempted in the new Bronco.
On social media, Vaughn Gittin Jr. shared a video of Holen's successful climb up Hells Gate in reverse. It takes a few attempts to climb some of the rocks and it's nerve-racking to watch, but after just three minutes Holen successfully climbs up the steep and narrow pass in reverse. And no, he didn't cheat by playing the video in reverse.
Even for a professional driver like Holen, climbing Hells Gate is an impressive feat, let alone in reverse. Apart from the larger Nitto tires, the Bronco appears to be stock.
And if you're wondering if the Bronco Sport can tackle Hells Gate, Holen has already shown that it's more than capable of climbing the treacherous trail.
All this publicity is making the wait for the Bronco to arrive more agonizing. Since the new Ford Bronco debuted last year, the rugged off-roader has been delayed multiple times. Initially, deliveries were scheduled to start in spring this year, but supply issues caused by the pandemic, and the semiconductor chip shortage, delayed its launch until this summer. Frustratingly, owners who ordered a Bronco are being warned of further delays. Some builds may not be ready until 2022. But as these videos have shown, it will be well worth the wait for enthusiasts.