With Ford preparing to reintroduce the Bronco for the 2021 model year, fans of the storied SUV have been chomping at the bit. In order to quell some of this Bronco fever, we’ve found ourselves looking for some of the coolest examples of these trucks out there today. Thanks to the Fullboost YouTube channel, we’ve found a Ford Bronco that can get some serious airtime, but maybe not in the way that you’d expect.
This 1984 Ford Bronco is not like any you’ve ever seen before. Instead of sporting a set of set of knobby off-road tires and a lift kit, this truck is fitted with a big ole set of drag slicks and a cowl hood. That’s because this Bronco’s Australian mad-man of an owner Robert Adamo shoved a built 411 cubic-inch small-block Ford V8 with a ProCharger F2 centrifugal supercharger under the hood. Thanks to some help from a MoTec M1 ECU, Adamo has the truck set up to produce a ridiculous 1,400 horsepower at the wheels. That Bugatti-rivaling level of power is enough to send this Bronco down the quarter-mile drag strip in just 9.41-second after picking up the front wheels seemingly with a tap of the gas pedal.
The truck previously featured a nitrous injection system to add to the power levels prior to the blower, which helped the plucky off-roader turned drag car smash through the 1/4 mile in the high nine second range. That apparently wasn’t enough speed for Adamo, who went ahead and added the ProCharger to fully cement this truck as insane. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Australian car culture, hugely powerful boosted V8 engines might be even more popular over there than they are stateside. The fact that Adamo also drives this missile of a left hand drive Ford Bronco on the public roads is laughable, especially after seeing how vicious it is at the racetrack.