The revived Ford Bronco for the 2021 model year is hands down the most anticipated vehicle of the year. The off-roader won’t be arriving anytime soon, though, but the automaker is sustaining the hype—thanks to its Warthog variant recently being caught on video.
The Warthog is Bronco’s version of the Raptor from the F-150 and Ranger lines. It is mainly characterized by all-terrain tires, wide fenders, huge axles, and adaptive dampers. Simply put, it’s a massive vehicle meant for off-road adventures.
Recently, the upcoming Warthog was spotted testing in the roads of Michigan. Very noticeable are the set of 37-inch BFGoodrich KO2 all-terrain tires and Fox Live Wire adaptive dampers, the breakthrough feature of the F-150 Raptor. It is also equipped with stronger axles and a rear anti-roll bar.
Expected to make the high-performance model more capable than the regular Bronco’s Sasquatch package are the following additional features: 35-inch tires, an electronic transfer case, front and rear locking axles, a 1.2-inch lift, larger fender flares, and heavy-duty Bilstein shock absorbers.
When the Warthog arrives, it will be a little taller than the standard Bronco off-roader and possibly higher than the Sasquatch. It will also feature unique wheels and a wider track, thanks to its larger fenders.
Ford previously announced that the Bronco will be offered in two- and four-door variants, but it has not confirmed if the Warthog will also be offered with two-doors (the model spotted was a four-door). What’s confirmed, however, is that the vehicle will be powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V- 6 that makes 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.
The 2021 Ford Bronco is scheduled to arrive at the end of summer 2021, owing to delays in production.