Here’s The 600-HP Custom Ford Bronco Racer You Never Knew You Needed

Get thee to a desert.

Gittin Brocky Bronco
Vaughn Gittin Jr. via Facebook

Vaughn Gittin Jr. via Facebook

The whole purpose of rugged SUVs like the classic Ford Bronco was to let drivers tear through forbidding landscapes, and drift racer Vaughn Gittin Jr. decided it was time to build a new Bronco-bodied off-road racer that he’s dubbed “Brocky.”

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Under its classic Bronco sheetmetal, Brocky uses a chassis from off-road race buggy specialist Jimmy’s 4×4 that gives this Bronco unprecedented speed over the sand. 

Vaughn Gittin Jr. via Facebook

Power comes from a 600-horsepower Ford Performance 427 V8 that Gittin says “sounds amazing.” That power is routed through an ATI Racing Transmissions SuperCase TH400 transmission to the GearWorks 10-inch differentials. 

Vaughn Gittin Jr. via Facebook

Brocky was built to compete in the 4500 Independent Front Suspension race truck class, so by regulation, it has 20 inches of front suspension travel and 16 inches in the rear to soak up the bumps. 

Vaughn Gittin Jr. via Facebook

This amazing Bronco rolls on beadlock-equipped versions of American Racing Ansen wheel with 37-inch Nitto Trail Grappler tires.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. via Facebook

To help turn night into day during long races, Brocky includes KCHiLites headlights and a bar of their driving lights.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. via Facebook

This is normally where we tell you that if you would like to have your own such cool machine to dream on, but Gittin partnered with New Bright RC to produce a radio control version of Brocky that is available for purchase.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. via Facebook
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Dan Carney