Why no V8 in the Bronco? Here is your kinda, sorta, maybe answer.

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Interview with Arie Groeneveld Ford Bronco Raptor Chief Program Engineer where he explains the power plant decision as well as all the technical geek stuff 🤓. (Glad I got a Hemi.)

Also in the news.... Wayalife bought a 392! Should be an interesting build, I like this guy:


Welcome to the party guys! Thanks for bringing the Zima Arie 🧃.
 
Bronco Raptor looks like the result of Ford telling the designers, “guys, we got this one, you’ve worked hard enough”. Then tacked on a bunch of extra bits that make it look (to me) somewhat cartoonish with last-minute tack-ons.

How hard could it have been to widen fenders (lke the F150 Raptor) and gain the width that way? Seems they chose the lazier route.

I prefer the 392 ”OEM” appearance, it’s more subtle and looks more intentional.
 
Interview with Arie Groeneveld Ford Bronco Raptor Chief Program Engineer where he explains the power plant decision as well as all the technical geek stuff 🤓. (Glad I got a Hemi.)

Also in the news.... Wayalife bought a 392! Should be an interesting build, I like this guy:


Welcome to the party guys! Thanks for bringing the Zima Arie 🧃.
Wow he sidestepped the heck out of the question about the V8... :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 
Bronco Raptor looks like the result of Ford telling the designers, “guys, we got this one, you’ve worked hard enough”. Then tacked on a bunch of extra bits that make it look (to me) somewhat cartoonish with last-minute tack-ons.

How hard could it have been to widen fenders (lke the F150 Raptor) and gain the width that way? Seems they chose the lazier route.

I prefer the 392 ”OEM” appearance, it’s more subtle and looks more intentional.
Agree. I think for me is the balance of it. I get that they were trying to make the front end big to replicate the old Bronco look, but the back area isn‘t big like the old Bronco. It just doesn’t look quite right. Like the front just needs to be a bit leaner and the back a bit larger.

I still don’t hate them though and would rather have one compared to like 95% of other new things on the road.
 
I would counter that I actually wish the 392 was a bit *more* different in the hard parts from the rest of the Wranglers. While the BRaptor might not be everyone’s cup of tea as it definitely is a polorizing design, you know that it is NOT a “just” a Bronco. And that means something. That you need to be within earshot or be a Jeep fan to know about 392’s is another take on this segment.
 
Wow he sidestepped the heck out of the question about the V8... :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
my thoughts exactly :LOL:

Customers ask for a V8 and instead Ford gives them the engine from the family wagon Explorer.

Funny thing is Ford is building a V8 Bronco.... it's just $200,000. It uses the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 from the Mustang muscle car.

Now if only there was another manufacture that took a V8 Hemi from a muscle car and put it in an off-road vehicle. :unsure: And then sold it for half the price.... to more than 50 people.

The other thing I noticed is both the Bronco Raptor and Bronco DR have added a roof support brace at the B-pillar. But wasn't that a big selling point of the Bronco, a wide open sport-cage without the roof? I guess it's not as strong as they claimed if stepping up to 37's means you need to add torsional rigidity. Jeep got it right the first time, and the audio sounds way better with the speakers engineered into the B-pillar support.
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Personally I like the sleeper look of the 392. Surprises the sh!t out of people. And when I want to blend in I'm just another Jeep having fun in the sun. 😎
 
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Mopar or No Car! Never even considered Bronco.

I do have a hot wheels 85 bronco highway patrol in my collection and a custom bronco for my son. Both are still cooler than this bronco raptor IMHO.
 

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