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Ford Bronco Warthog Name Confirmed Once Again Via Supplier Letter

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We’ve known for some time now that an even more hardcore off-road variant of the 2021 Ford Bronco was coming. For a while, however, we didn’t know if it would be called the Bronco Raptor or the Bronco Warthog, though the latter has since seemingly been confirmed by some spy shots and a trademark filing. Now, we have yet another reason to believe that a Bronco Warthog variant is on the way.

A member of the Bronco6G forums recently posted a letter they received from a Michigan-based supplier called Axis Automation that specifically names the Bronco Warthog as a future model that the company is working on in conjunction with Ford. The letter mentions that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected its operations, but notes that “automotive launch activity remains active for EV and ICE platforms.”

Below that text, the letter lists vehicles including the Rivian Prime Van, Ford F-150 Electric, Bronco Warthog, and a couple of Subarus. Preceding the Ford Bronco variant’s name is the model’s codename, U725. Presumably, this document would only further confirm the fact that the prototypes we’ve seen testing will indeed be called the Warthog when they officially enter production.

The Bronco prototypes spied so far are equipped with 17-inch Ford F-150 Raptor-like wheels and LT315/70R17 BFGoodrich KO2 All-Terrain T/A tires, as we previously uncovered. Those are the same size tires that will come on Sasquatch Package-equipped Broncos, however, unlike the Sasquatch, they aren’t beadlock-capable.

As Ford Authority exclusively reported, the forthcoming Bronco Warthog will have a wider stance than regular Bronco models. Recent spy shots and some high-flying testing pictures from Ford indicate that it will also use the same Fox Live Valve shock technology as the current-gen F-150 Raptor, in addition to a host of other suspension upgrades.

The Bronco Warthog will also feature unique front and rear fascias and bumper treatments, a single-exit, dual-tip exhaust located on the driver’s side, higher ground clearance, and a wider stance than other Bronco variants, as well as more pronounced fenders.

As outlined by Ford Authority previously, the range-topping Bronco model will be powered by the Ford 3.0L EcoBoost V6 engine making around 400 horsepower, which will be mated to Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, though a hybrid might be offered later on in the model’s lifecycle. No manual transmission option is currently planned.

We’ll have much more on the Bronco very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco news and continuous Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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