Biturbo WD-40-Themed 1966 Ford Bronco by Vaccar is a Unicorn We Need
Is This Boosted Bronco Getting a 450 HP Raptor Engine?
Published October 11, 2017
Scheduled to appear at SEMA 2017, this WD-40-themed Ford Bronco reminds us why we like it so much. The car has been thoroughly reworked and reimagined with modern parts in order to draw attention at SEMA 2017, held in Las Vegas.
Based on the 1966 Ford Bronco and developed by Vaccar in collaboration with WD-40, this particular machine wears an awesome blue finish with yellow/green details. Although Vaccar did not disclose all the information about it, they did reveal the 1966 Ford Bronco will be powered by a modern EcoBoost motor. While there are plenty of EcoBoost options available, our money is on the 3.5L V6 found in Ford’s 2018 Raptor. With 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque, that would be a massive win.
“The WD-40/SEMA Cares Boosted Bronco allows us to pay tribute to traditional hot-rodding standards of execution and finish with a first-of-its-kind vehicle,” said Vaccar founder Aaron Vaccar. “The EcoBoost drivetrain will give the cult classic a modern spin and turbocharged power and efficiency for the future. There could not be a more iconic brand than WD-40 brand to partner with on a vehicle sure to generate excitement from Bronco, offroad and automotive enthusiasts nationwide.”
WD-40 and Vaccar 1966 Ford Bronco to be Auctioned Off
While Vaccar and WD-40 stay rather numb on the details we can see that they did actually rework the suspension. The lift kit and new tires make us wonder if the boosted Ford Bronco could actually be any good off-road. It surely could be, but its mission is far nobler. See, WD-40 and Vaccar will sell (or auction) the car to SEMA Cares. From there the funds “will benefit Childhelp, an organization that provides services to abused and neglected children, and the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, which offers scholarships to students entering the automotive aftermarket.”
WD-40 Co. is not new to this – they successfully “raised more than $800,000 for these charities through vehicle restorations & auctions.”
We wonder just for how much this Bronco will go. A boosted biturbo 1966 Ford Bronco is not exactly your everyday driver.