When Jay Leno’s involved in a build, you know it’s going to be cool. Such was the case with this ’68 Ford Bronco designed and built by LGE-CTS Motorsports and Ford Icons.
While it looks stock from the outside, the body sits on a new chassis from Kincer Chassis, while the previous 289 V8 under the bonnet has been replaced with a supercharged 5.2-litre V8 from the latest Shelby GT 500 Mustang. Producing 760hp (566kW) and 625 ft/lb (847Nm), this V8 is mated exclusively to a 7-speed DCT in the Shelby, but for the Bronco, it was hooked up to a Tremec 5-speed manual.
The Bronco’s four-wheel drive was also updated: a heavy-duty 4WD unit and Advance Adapters Atlas II transfer case fitted, with other mods including a custom airbox, fuel tank and cooling system, Wilwood disc brakes all round, Warn locking hubs, 18-inch wheels and BF Goodrich Rugged Trail tyres.
Finished in custom ‘Tonight Blue’ PPG paint with a fixed white roof, the Bronco exterior also features fold-out side steps, built-in air compressor and a 3D-printed grille insert that differs subtly from the original.
Interior upgrades include customized Eagle Ottawa leather seats, Dakota Digital gauges and a Sony sound system.