Modern vehicles are loaded with technology and amenities that make people’s lives easier. Press a screen and select the exact temperature you want your side of the cabin to be, wireless charging, heated seats, and steering wheels. All of which are integrated into 12-inch wide infotainment screens. Gone are the days with physical buttons and switches, but that doesn’t mean the past can not be part of the future. With the Zero Labs, you can get a fully electric 1966-77 Ford Bronco.
Zero Labs Ford Bronco Performance
The Zero Labs Ford Bronco uses the companies latest generation 3 classic electric platform and includes an independent front and rear suspension with 15 inches of travel. Pirelli all-terrain or road performance tires wrap around 18-inch custom classic wheels, while Brembo GT 6 piston brakes offer adjustable regenerative functionality. The original transmission and classic transfer case are replaced by two direct-drive motors giving the Ford Bronco about 600 horsepower (440 kW) with a dual motor configuration. This is a 464% improvement over the 1966 original Ford Bronco.
In addition, physical buttons and switches see a return as classic drive controls get a refresh, while a “digital transfer case” allows the driver more control by reducing the motor torque and power while in the off-road mode.
Zero Labs removed the classic recirculating ball steering architecture with a speed-adjusted electric rack and pinion so that “death wobbles” are no longer part of the equation with all of that added power from the dual motors. Customers can also get an optional adjustable ride height control platform which allows the driver to improve performance on and off the road. The Zero Labs Ford Bronco range is currently 250+ miles, but that is expected to improve as the company designed the battery and software to be upgraded. Digital gauge clusters faithfully recreate the original designs, and all vehicle diagnostics and controls are hidden behind a screen or viewable from the user’s mobile phone.
Old School Meets Modern With The Interior And Exterior
The 1966-77 Zero Labs Ford Broncos exterior body is available in recrafted factory steel or an upgraded carbon fiber body that can remove 650 pounds of weight from the vehicle. In addition, the tailgate features a hidden soft-close mechanism and lift assist, making opening and closing the door a breeze. Lastly, the interior features a combination of wood, steel, and leather to give off a premium and classic form while offering a touch of modernization to the mix.
Hopefully you’re sitting for this last part. Pricing for the Zero Labs Ford Broncos averages around $350,000, with a limited number of carbon fiber-bodied versions averaging around $400,000 – $450,000. Zero Labs will only have a select number of production vehicles, and it seems there is already a high demand with many of the 2022 and 2023 orders placed.