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Southern California-based, bespoke-4×4 smiths, Icon, have just released their reinterpretation of the 1st-generation Ford Bronco. For those unfamiliar with Icon, the company recreates legendary off-roaders from the ground up, sometimes using donor vehicles, sometimes building them from scratch. The Bronco, their third model offering, follows a re-imagined Toyota FJ40 and Willys CJ3B. The resultant truck is, as if the clouds had parted on top of some automotive Olympus and the gods of 4-Wheel-Drive boomed,“This is a Bronco!” Of course, given the toughness that Icon builds in, you could drive it right down from those lofty heights… for a price.
412 horsepower, 390 lb-ft of torque, and custom everything don’t come cheap. This four-wheeled, industrial-design master work will set you back $150,000, if you’re in the market. That’s after you buy the Bronco donor vehicle, just so you know.
If you’d like the ultimate expression of the Bronco, however, one in which every last detail has been honed to perfection, this is what you’re looking for.