Last September, Ford Authority reported that Ford had filed a trademark for “Warthog,” which was believed to be the name of an upcoming Ford Bronco variant. That was confirmed just a month later when we spied a 2023 Ford Bronco Warthog prototype driving around with “Warthog shock cover” written on a panel inside the wheel well. The name was confirmed again via a supplier letter, and the Bronco Warthog has since been spied testing alongside the next-gen Ranger Raptor. Now, a YouTuber has caught the Warthog driving around near Moab, Utah as well.
As was the case with the 2023 Ford Bronco Warthog prototypes we’ve seen driving around previously, this example is clad in heavy camo and fitted 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 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.