Ford Should Build a High-End, High-Performance Bronco GT

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Ford has announced who are going to be able to buy the first round of Ford GT supercars that are going to be produced. Of course, whiny self-righteous people on the internet are mad that they weren’t selected. But we all know that cars are going the way of the dinosaur, if sales figures are any indication, and that crossovers, SUVs, and trucks are the way of the future. So the next Ford Performance super-high-end vehicle needs to be built on something like the Bronco platform. They could call it the Bronco GT.

Good Car Bad Car keeps track of sales data, but the Reader’s Digest version is this; people don’t want cars. They want big vehicles. That’s been my argument for awhile now on why Ford should return with the Bronco nameplate. They’ll sell.

What I’m suggesting here is that the next super Ford that Ford builds should also be a SUV or a crossover. It’s what the people want, and while collectors around the world lust after the Ford GT, halo vehicles should be representative of what the customers are buying in showrooms.

Ford, I’m here to give you some advice. Build the Bronco GT.

What is a Bronco GT, you might ask? Basically, it’s a Ford GT in Bronco form. That means it’s powered by a high-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 making somewhere around 650 horsepower. It also means mounting the engine behind the driver, which would kill the Bronco’s rear seat space but dramatically improve traction.

It wouldn’t probably be a serious off-roader, since Ford would probably lower the ride height to improve handling, but I suppose there’s no reason why they couldn’t make it Raptor-capable with that much power?

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Since none of Ford’s all-wheel drive systems can probably handle the torque of this monster, it’d have to be a rear-wheel drive only affair, but that’d be okay. While it’d probably only be a dual-clutch automatic transmission, the extra space inside the Bronco could free up some room to fit a proper 6-speed manual.

The Bronco GT will still have plenty of storage space, because even though you’d lose the back seats, there might still be some room for a small storage area behind the engine. But there should also be room up front for storage, in the frunk. Some cooling bits and stuff will need to go up there, but because the Bronco doesn’t have a wind-tunnel sculpted front end, there should be a decent amount of space left over for storage.

If Ford were to make 500 of them and sell them for $400,000 or more, I guarentee they’ll sell every single one of them.

Is this a brilliant idea or I have lost all remaining marbles that I have left in my head? Either way, let me know what you think in the comments below or over in the forums!

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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