It's no surprise that the Ford Bronco hype has not died down. Over 200,000 reservations have been made, race versions are put to the test in Baja and King of the Hammers and now Ford has revealed its all-new Bronco 4600. Think of it as a demo Bronco that shows the capabilities of a two-door and four-door and how customers can prep their 4x4 for off-road racing in the ULTRA 4 series.
The Bronco 4600 is built on the 2021 Bronco two-door Sasquatch package powered by a race-tested production 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Testing of the Bronco 4600 begins later in February alongside the other factory-backed bronco 4400 series race vehicles that was revealed at King of The Hammers in Johnson Valley, CA.
Taking R&D from the Bronco R Race Prototype that ran the 2019 and 2020 Baja 1000, the Bronco 4600 is equipped with competition-tuned high-performance off-road stability suspension complete with Fox coilover shocks with remote reservoirs and Fox pneumatic bump stops on all four corners. On the outside you’ll find the ultimate Method Race Wheels 202 forged beadlock wheels wrapped with 35-inch BFGoodrich mud-terrain T/A KM3 tires. Tucked behind the 202 forged wheels are a set of Wilwood Engineering brakes. The livery pays homage to the Bronco brand’s race legacy with colors that include Race Red, Oxford White and Velocity Blue. Make your way to the front to find design cues from the 1969 Baja 1000-winning Bronco with the matte black hood and white upper and red lower body lines that reveals the modern Bronco body lines.
Look underneath the car to discover the heavy-duty front portal hubs from 74 Weld that are mounted to Triton Engineering control arms with a heavy-duty Howe hydraulic steering rack and cooler. A factory Dana AdvanTEK e-locking differential with RCV custom halfshafts deliver front wheel torque. For the rear the 4600 Bronco has Triton Engineering rear links to support a Dynatrac Prorock XD60 axle with an ARB 35-spline Air Locker and Spidertrax Spider 9 axle shaft and hubs.
The front and rear modular steel bumpers were sourced by Ford Performance and a custom cage was added by the Geiser Brothers. One of the coolest interior additions is the first-ever FIA off-road-certified race shells from Recaro.
Ford has done the homework choosing an extremely strong and lightweight wheel. To learn more about the 202 Race Series forged wheel equipped on the 4600 Bronco see below.