Is This a Ford Bronco Warthog with a New Type of Hitch? Spied in the Wild

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This appears to be a new Ford Bronco Warthog prototype that was spied in Michigan. Huge thanks to @c00gan8 on Instagram for sending us these Bronco images. The Warthog is expected to be the absolute top dog Bronco that is coming after the initial 2021 Bronco 2-Door and 4-Door models. Currently, we have the specs on the Bronco 4×4 Sasquatch package, which is running on 35-inch tall tires and a specialized off-road suspension.

Before we get into more details about the Bronco Warthog model, take a close look at the hitch mounted to the Bronco prototype. It appears to be height-adjustable and made out of aluminum. It does not look like a GenY Hitch or Rhino Hitch design. What do you think this could be? The standard versions of the 2021 Bronco will be rated to tow up to 3,500 lbs. The Warthog model is likely to have a similar towing rating.

The Warthog model (aka. Bronco Raptor) is expected to go above and beyond what the Sasquatch package offers. We expect this Warthog model to be powered by some version of Ford’s latest performance hybrid system. It could be a combination of a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, an electric motor, and a 10-speed automatic transmission. This information is still a rumor. It’s not official, but the output is expected to be around 450 horsepower. Jeep has just unveiled a Wrangler 392 with a 6.4L V8 and 470 horsepower. We are certain that the Ford engineering team is watching closely what the Jeep Wrangler 392 has in store.

Here is a “Prototype Hunting” video where Roman and Tommy capture several Bronco prototypes testing at high elevation in the mountains of Colorado.