ST. LOUIS – August 13, 2021 – Gateway Bronco today introduced its next generation EV powertrain with the unveil of a premium LUXE-GT Electrified classic Ford Bronco. Introduced at The Quail event during Monterey Collector Car Week, Gateway Bronco’s next generation electric powered classic Ford Bronco boasts an astounding 300+ miles of range while going from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. Demonstrating its commitment to both performance and ride quality, the SUV features a custom Electronic Ride Control suspension developed in partnership with JRi Shocks, which enables drivers to adjust their driving experience at the touch of a button.
“We founded Gateway Bronco five years ago to deliver a reimagined classic Ford Bronco delivering the innovations and reliability that enthusiasts desire,” said Gateway Bronco CEO Seth Burgett. “While transforming over 100 classic Ford Broncos for customers since then, we’ve continually leveraged the best proven solutions based on our experience in fields ranging from military aircraft manufacturing to the R&D of medical device robotics. Gateway Bronco bridges the gap between big dreams and reality with high tech drivetrains, suspensions and the most luxurious materials available. This allows our customers to enjoy the aesthetics of a classic Ford Bronco with the comfort and reliability of a modern vehicle.”
The Fuelie Electric and the LUXE-GT Electric Classic Ford Bronco offered by Gateway Bronco, uses a 540v EV drivetrain that delivers a driving style of the most powerful modern-day ICE V8. The FuelieTM Electric starts at $260,000 with a 200-mile range while the LUXE-GTTM Electric starts at $380,000 with a 300-mile range. The lithium-ion drivetrain is a fully warranted system with up to a 7-year warranty.
Gateway Bronco transforms first-gen Broncos into reliable vehicles with world-class capabilities. After performing an extensive due diligence with the possible partners, Gateway Bronco selected JRi Shocks as their primary partner to achieve a modern driving experience for the next generation of electric powered Broncos in their LUXE-GT Electric.
“In addition to offering an electric drivetrain as an alternative to our traditional internal combustion engine, our LUXE-GT Electric also features a custom and proprietary suspension developed by legendary shock innovator Jeff Ryan and motorsports legend and automotive industry pioneer, Ray Evernham,” said Burgett. “Available as an option on our vehicles, it’s the first time this racing technology has been integrated into a classic Bronco. We’re honored to work with Jeff, Ray and their team of pioneers in the shock industry to create a modern driving experience in a vintage vehicle. Gateway clients will recognize the quality of these technology infused builds, which break new ground in the classic vehicle segment.”
“We are excited to team up with Gateway Bronco to implement our proprietary JRide electronic ride control and race proven shock technology into their new line of electric powered Broncos,” said Ray Evernham CEO of JRi Shocks. “Both of our companies share the same values of commitment to quality, craftsmanship and performance. The suspension package we developed with Seth and his team allows consumers to have the classic Bronco of their dreams with unmatched handling characteristics and the ability to dial in their ride on the fly thanks to a modern-day electronically adjustable suspension.”
Built on an entirely new chassis, the 1972 Ford Bronco features:
• Powerful 220 kW electric motor
• Electronic Ride Control Suspension developed with JRi Shocks’ proprietary JRide technology
• JRi Shocks Electronically Adjustable Coilover Shocks (JRide) and Kincer Engineering chassis
• Wilwood 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
• 18” Sport Wheels with Toyo 33 Inch Tires
• Powder Coated Undercarriage
• Focal Studio Sound System
• Power Windows
• Air Conditioning
• Rear Backup Camera
• Color Matched Custom Bimini Top
• LED Lighting Package
• Push Button Start
• Custom Painted Ranger Stripes
• Barn Wood Bed and Tailgate
• Barn Wood Quarter Panels
• Genuine Porsche leather Covered Dash, Seating and Console
• 4 Point Roll Bar with Baseball Stitch leather
In its first year of production (1966), the four-wheel-drive Ford Bronco was powered by a six-cylinder engine to deliver 105 horsepower with a 200-hp V8 introduced as an available upgrade in 1968. Today, Gateway Bronco offers a full range of powertrains ranging from the traditional Eco-boost 4 cylinder to the Generation 3 5.0L Ti-VCT “Coyote” V8, the 7.3L “Godzilla” Ford V8, a 200 mile Electric Bronco and the ultimate LUXE-GT Electric with a 300 mile range and 7 year warranty, allowing clients an opportunity to tailor their Bronco to their lifestyle.
“We’re committed to pioneering new trails in this industry and our electrified first-generation Bronco demonstrates how to infuse the latest technologies into classic functional design,” said Burgett. “We believe this electric resto-mod Ford Bronco will resonate with enthusiasts seeking an eco-friendly and low maintenance vehicle with the reliability and quality that are hallmarks of Gateway Bronco.”
The electric SUV was built at Gateway Bronco’s 60,000 sq. ft. manufacturing center just off Route 66 in Hamel, Illinois. The manufacturing facility is vertically integrated from metal fabrication to paint and final assembly. The facility also houses a powder coating shop for rust proofing frames, differentials and suspensions.
Gateway Bronco offers world-class reconditioned Ford Broncos and 100% reproduction Broncos licensed by Ford Motor Company that boast contemporary motors, transmission, brakes and suspensions engineered to make the classic SUV perform similar to a modern vehicle.
Additional information about Gateway Bronco’s re-imagined vehicles is available at gatewaybronco.com.
About Gateway Bronco
Gateway Bronco has been breathing new life into re-imagined Ford Broncos since 2016. Inspired by Henry Ford, the company’s assembly line approach provides over 300 individual quality and safety checks serving as the foundation for Gateway Bronco’s industry leading bumper-to-bumper warranties ranging from 3 to 7 years. Each vehicle is engineered to perform like a modern vehicle using proprietary solutions exclusive to Gateway Bronco. For more information, visit www.gatewaybronco.com and follow on Instagram @GatewayBronco.
About JRI Shocks a Ray Evernham Company
JRi Shocks is a manufacturer of high-performance shock absorbers for various racing and street applications. The company was founded in 2007 by Jeff Ryan, who is widely regarded as one of the most legendary shock innovators of his time, and majority-owned by NASCAR Hall of Fame Crew Chief and Team Owner Ray Evernham. Their more than 80 years of combined experience and pioneering technologies have supported championship teams in all forms of motorsports, including Formula One, IndyCar, NASCAR and at the highest levels of short track racing. JRi prides itself on taking its race-proven technology and putting it into products for street cars so you can truly get the same performance on and off the track. For more information, visit www.jrishocks.com.
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