2021 Ford Bronco customers, not unlike C8 Corvette buyers, have had a strange experience thus far. Yesterday, MC&T covered the ongoing supplier issue involving Webasto that has now pushed some Bronco deliveries to the 2022 model year, specifically affecting SUVs configured with the modular painted hard top. But fear not Ford Bronco faithful, as we have some better news to share with you today. Professional racer and all around fun haver Vaughn Gittin Jr. has just uploaded a walk around video of the all-new RTR Ford Bronco, just in time to celebrate the Moab Easter Safari.
Gittin Jr.’s RTR may be best known for its work with the Ford Mustang, but that didn’t stop the Blue Oval from choosing the company as one of their strategic partners for the Bronco aftermarket. This could have something to do with the fact that Gittin Jr. raced the Bronco 4400 during the King of the Hammers, and managed to place fifth overall in the event. Either way, we’re apt to believe that this partnership was a good choice. The RTR Ford Bronco prototype that we see in this walk around video is a rather stylish machine, which features some thoughtful upgrades clearly designed by an off-roader.
According to Vaughn Gittin Jr., this prototype RTR Ford Bronco is equipped with a custom RTR Design Package, the Protection Package, as well as an optional light bar. These packages include a host of RTR goodies, such as a 3D printed grille, integrated grille lights, rock sliders, a tubular rear bumper, a custom spare tire mount, 17×9-inch RTR Tech-6 wheels, and 35-inch Nitto Ridge Grappler tires. There’s also a unique graphics package, which consists of a topographical map of Johnson Valley and RTR badging. Parts not provided by Gittin Jr.’s company include the light bar mounted above the windshield provided by Project X, and a 12-volt Type S Blizzard Box fridge in the trunk.
According to Vaughn Gittin Jr., these RTR Ford Bronco packages should be available at the launch of the SUV this summer, if not shortly thereafter. We expect pricing to be announced then, as well.
It is unfortunate that the launch of the iconic SUV has continued to be pushed back, but at least customers have customization options to look forward to. There’s no word on pricing for either package at this time, but MC&T will share that information with you as it becomes available. What do you think of this customized Bronco? Let us know down below!