When Ford unleashed its sixth-generation Bronco a few years back, it quickly became one of the hottest new vehicles in the gearhead universe—and we knew it was only a matter of time before the gang at Summit Racing got their hands on one.
And now, that time has come.
For its Ford Bronco build series, the Summit Racing folks are taking a stock 2022 Bronco and giving it some key upgrades to make it an even more versatile off-roader—and it’s staying street legal. Better yet, they’re doing it as an homage to the Mexican 1,000-winning 1969 Bronco driven by legendary racer Rod Hall.
We’ve officially entered “Stage 2” of this Bronco build series, and Summit Racing begins the project’s second half under the hood by adding a little more giddyaup to the Ford 2.3 liter EcoBoost four cylinder. Though the engine already makes close to 300 horsepower on pump gas, a Roush cold air intake will improve airflow for better overall performance.
Then Summit Racing heads out back to bolt-up an aFe Apollo GT exhaust system to further improve flow and give the Baja Bronco a bit more personality with a distinctive exhaust note—check out the video below and you’ll hear what we mean.