The 2021 Ford Bronco is that this week’s and possibly this month’s most talked about car so Jay Leno couldn’t discover a higher time to launch a video of his personal Bronco.
No, he didn’t purchase the brand new mannequin (a minimum of so far as we all know), though we’re certain Leno will get one if he desires to. We’re referring to the original Bronco, a 1968 mannequin that had been sitting in Jay Leno’s larger-than-life storage for 5 years.
Throughout one go to to Leno’s treasure trove, Ford Icons director Dave Pericak seen the unrestored 1968 Bronco and requested the previous speak present host if he wished to make a mission out of it.
Subsequent factor you realize, Jay ended up with a Ford Bronco powered by the Shelby Mustang GT500’s 5.2-liter supercharged V8 motor which makes 760 HP and 625 lb-ft (846 Nm) of torque. That is one thing solely the well-known automotive collector may pull by as the one strategy to pay money for the 760 HP 5.2-liter supercharged V8 is to buy a 2020 Mustang GT500.
Ford Efficiency made an exception for Jay and donated the mighty powertrain to his basic Bronco. As you’ll be able to think about, the supercharged V8 will not be the one improve made to the 1968 Bronco restomod. As an alternative of the muscle automotive’s seven-speed DCT, Leno selected to match the V8 with a five-speed handbook gearbox. The basic off-roader additionally obtained a customized paint from LGE-CTS, a Kincer chassis and a suspension improve with Fox shocks, amongst different issues. Clearly, the inside has been rejuvenated as effectively and gained a leather-based upholstery and a few trendy facilities.
Unsurprisingly, an important factor about Jay Leno’s 1968 Bronco restomod is the way in which it drives and the next video goes into element about that. It additionally tells the comic story of how Jay acquired the automotive from fellow talk-show host Craig Ferguson, the earlier proprietor of the basic off-roader.