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This ‘reimagined’ Ford Bronco is just excellent
Gateway’s resto-modded Broncos use Roush V8s
The new Ford Bronco is finally coming this year, and everyone is very excited about it. But we are just as excited about this very old, very excellent Bronco, which has been ‘reimagined’ by an American company called Gateway.
Gateway is to the Ford Bronco what Singer is to the Porsche 911 – it takes original Broncos, dismantles them, then painstakingly rebuilds them to their customer’s exact specs using modern components. Take the engine – Gateway has just announced it’s going to start offering Roush-tuned Ford 5.0-litre V8s and ten-speed automatic transmissions. Standard spec gives 460bhp and 420lb ft, and with the optional supercharger you’re looking at 0-60mph in under five seconds.
The company, which is based not far from St. Louis, Missouri, has been around for a couple of years now. Prices start at around $150,000 – which is a lot – though one sold at auction earlier this year for $650,000. For that you get a five-year warranty, and the promise your car could be finished in as little as two months. You can either supply a Bronco, or have Gateway track one down for you.
Admittedly we haven’t seen it yet, but reckon you’d take one of these Broncos over whatever Ford comes up with for the all-new one?