So what happens to the new Ford Bronco when it is modified by a company that for more than a decade has specialized in customizing Jeep Wranglers and Gladiators?
What happens is the SoFlo Stallion, a lifted, slantback SUV available with more than 700 horsepower when equipped with a supercharged Coyote 5.0-liter V8 engine swap, according to South Florida Jeeps, the specialist shop in Fort Lauderdale.
“The market for the Ford Bronco is insatiable right now,” South Florida Jeeps owner Joseph Ghattas is quoted in the company’s news release. Ghattas also owns Apocalypse Manufacturing, which does 6-wheel Jeep conversions.
“These vehicles (Broncos) are nearly impossible to find, with hardly any aftermarket companies even attempting to enhance their looks and off-road capabilities, but that’s what separates SoFlo Jeeps from everyone else.
“We take the impossible and make it possible. We have these SoFlo Stallion 4x4s in stock now and they are ready to ship. Our truck has bigger tires and rims and a more capable suspension that allows the driver to conquer all off-road obstacles, while hitting 100 mph with comfort on the highway.
“Probably the most impressive part of our transformation has to be the slantback top. It’s a brand-new item that we are offering and took months of research and development to produce, but after one glance, people just fall in love.”
SoFlo mounts the Stallion on a 3.5-inch lift kit with steering stabilizer and 20-inch Fuel SFJ alloy bronze wheels with 37-inch Patagonia tires. The Broncos also get a custom front bumper, side steps and “decadent King Ranch marine-grade tan-and-dark-brown leather interior.”
“Finally,” the company adds, “the piece that truly transforms the truck into something sure to stop onlookers right in their tracks is the handcrafted fiberglass composite slantback top.”
The top also can be purchased separately, SoFlo notes, for $9,250.
SoFlo says it has built more than 25 Stallions. Prices range from $79,999 to $89,000, SoFlo says. That price includes the donor Bronco. However, SoFlo adds, it does not include an engine swap.