Driven: the awesome Icon Bronco
Vintage looks with a modern heart. Prepare to expand your dream garage...
Posted: 01 Nov 2012
The body is slightly smaller than later Broncos, the original 1966-77 first generation upon which this car is based not having swollen - that came later in '78 - but even so, the original optional 4.9-litre Windsor V8 only had 255bhp. It wouldn't have mustered quite so spectacularly.
It permanently drives all four wheels through a purpose-built Atlas II transfer case and custom Dynatrac Dana solid-axle assemblies, suspended on independent coilover suspension by Eibach and Fox Racing - the same people who make the shocks for the insane Ford Raptor. And included in
the roll call of top-line suppliers is the kind of execution and integration that makes mass production seem exactly that.