Ford's 'Bronco Riptide Project' is the perfect vehicle for surfers

I want one. Badly

The Ford Bronco is a proper off-roader but let’s face it, it is also - when all is said and done - a ‘lifestyle’ vehicle, which is why [most] customers buy it. Ford has upped the ante with a brand new version called the ‘Riptide’, and it looks like it may have been specifically designed with surf lovers in mind.

You can take the roof off and there are no doors (replaced with tubular doors), there’s also a surfboard rack and boards above, and to top it all off, it‘s painted in Velocity Blue. Presumably so that it looks cool against an oceanic backdrop.

The interior is upholstered in marine-grade Black Onyx+Dark Space Gray vinyl and the floor is covered in layers of rubber, which means you can wash it and it won‘t be damaged by salty water either.

It’s based on the 2021 Bronco four-door with the Sasquatch Package, equipped with 35-inch mud-terrain tires and 17-inch factory wheels. In order to make sure it can cope with sand, mud and rocks, it can also be fitted with Dana AdvanTEK electronic-locking front and rear axles, and a high-clearance suspension system with Bilstein shock absorbers.

The engine is a 2.7 L EcoBoost, sending 330 hp to all four wheels via a 10-speed automatic. Not that anyone cares, I presume, because the Riptide is designed to cruise at 35 mph along the PCH.

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Comments (12)

  • Any form of the big bronco will crush the defender when it comes to the tricky stuff

      19 days ago
    • How would you know that? Driven both?

        16 days ago
    • I see I pissed off another biased fanboy. I'll lay it out for you. It has better ground clearance, bigger tires, better suspension for offroad work, need I go on? The Defender is good off road, don't get me wrong. But the Bronco is better.

        15 days ago

      19 days ago
  • Can’t drive cars on beaches in this country anymore so…

      16 days ago
  • The Bronco is one of the mythical cars that if you didn’t order one on day one, you will have a seriously long wait to get one. I want one too. 🤷🏼‍♂️

      16 days ago
  • Can we have some diversity and have one for mountain bikers as well? MTB lives matter! Ha

      16 days ago