Back in September of last year, Ford announced that the 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition would be available in Lightning Blue, a color we’ve seen available in the past on the Ford Mustang, Ford Ranger, and Ford F-150 Raptor, to name a few. Now, Bronco Nation has acquired pictures of the very first pre-production Lightning Blue Ford Bronco to roll of the line at the Michigan Assembly Plant, and it looks mighty fine.
This particular Lighting Blue Ford Bronco is a two-door, which shows off the exclusive to the First Edition color quite nicely. It appears that the Bronco isn’t 100 percent finished yet, however, as the brush guard that comes standard on the First Edition and as an option on other trim levels hasn’t been installed yet.
The interior is finished in Navy Pier, which was originally slated to be the only color available with the First Edition. After a wave of customer feedback, Ford reversed course and is now also offering a black interior for the lucky 7,000 customers who were able to secure a First Edition reservation.
The addition of Lightning Blue to the Bronco’s color palette makes a grand total of four blues available. It’s joined by Antimatter Blue, Area 51, and Velocity Blue.
The First Edition also comes equipped with the Lux Package and Sasquatch Package as standard equipment, as well as a host of unique exterior styling features including First Edition hood and bodyside graphics, a molded-in color hardtop (the Shadow Black-painted hardtop is a late availability option), and a black-painted grille and side mirror caps.
The First Edition is powered by Ford’s 2.7L EcoBoost V6, which is projected to produce 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. It comes standard with Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission with Trail Control, as well as Advanced 4×4 with Automatic on Demand Engagement.