Making the case for a Bronco GT Supertruck

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    Here's an interesting article by Chad Kirchner making a case for a Bronco GT Supertruck.

    Realistically, the likelihood of a Bronco GT super truck isn't high, but we think there's lots of merit to the idea of making a high performance model for the 2020 Bronco.

    As Chad points out, people want big cars, as evidenced by current truck and SUV sales figures. Enthusiasts' desire to have a fast and powerful car isn't limited to sports cars. Us folks like to go fast in whatever we may be traveling in. So, we think a Bronco GT would absolutely sell... including non-GT models. It's a fact that halo models help sell the models positioned lower in the lineup. And just the F-150 Raptor has undoubtedly helped general F-150 sales, a Bronco GT/Raptor/Whatchamacallit halo truck would absolutely help promote Bronco sales and image.


     
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    I don't know about a $400,000 Bronco but look I could see them selling every single one if priced $100-200,000. There's already plenty of high end SUVs in the six figure mark - Cayenne Turbo, BMW X5/X6 M, Range Rovers. The demand for silly fast SUV's is clearly out there.
     
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    I give it an A for creativity but if Ford ever decided to build a go fast SUV it would never be badged a Bronco. A higher trim Bronco would be more not less capable off road and a Raptor version is as much as we can hope for. Ford isn't going to be pulling away any G Wagon buyers let's face it. It would greatly outplay its card and fail miserably if it tried.
     
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    Are we assuming the 3.5L Ecoboost from the F-150 wouldn't fit under the hood of a new Bronco? Not sure if I am missing something why it would need to be mounted behind the driver. I'd think the 3.5L would be the perfect candidate for a Raptor Bronco if they ever made one.
     
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    Meh, keep the ecoboost from the Ford GT and give it 8 cylinders. 4x4 guys need torque more than HP anyway. I don't think it should be limited to a GT trim package either. If I can't get one of these with a V8 at a decent price, I won't buy one...
     
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    I love the look! That Bronco mock-up is super sweet! However I am unsure about the engine placement behind the driver! But what do I know!?
     
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    He lost me when he said to make it mid engine. That would take such a huge design effort I don't see it happening. It wouldn't be worth it, either.

    I like the idea of a Bronco GT, but just put more power in the vehicle and call it good. 300-400 HP would be way more than plenty for a small SUV. I suppose to really make the vehicle into a performer it should be lowered, etc. I wouldn't be a fan of lowering the Bronco, either. I think just add some more power and that's it.
     

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