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Remastered Ford Bronco unveiled during Monterey Collector Car Week

The LUXE-GT maintains the essence of the classic SUV but is elevated to modern day standards using the latest technology and safety features

St. Louis—Gateway Bronco has introduced a next-generation Sport SUV, the LUXE-GT. Originally codenamed “Pegasus,” the covert project was developed at a Skunk Works facility in Melbourne, Australia, and unveiled in Monterey, Calif., during Car Week.

Based on the classic Ford Bronco, its design includes an all-new modern chassis developed by an international team.

“Our development team was chartered to create the best vintage Ford Bronco on the planet and after four years and millions invested into research and development, we overshot that target,” said Gateway Bronco CEO Seth Burgett. “Instead, we landed on the world stage with a vintage Ford Bronco that performs with the best sports SUVs the world has to offer.

“For ‘Project Pegasus,’ we remastered the vintage Ford Bronco by keeping the essence of the classic SUV but elevated to modern day standards using the latest technology and safety features. The Ford 5.0-liter engine and 10-speed automatic transmission provide reliable power. The designer interior is both functional and so meticulously crafted that we have 10 patents applied to protect the design. The vehicle delivers multiple world’s first achievements in a vintage Ford Bronco including anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, electronic traction control and all-time, all-wheel drive. The LUXEGT by Gateway Bronco targets road going performance. We consider it to be equivalent of the Porsche GT3 for sport SUVs. It is a fully remastered vintage Ford Bronco.”

Gateway Bronco has earned a reputation for being the highest quality builder in the vintage Bronco space over the past seven years. The company earned milestones such as being the world’s first manufacturer of the vintage Ford Bronco to be licensed by Ford Motor Company, and later breaking the world record for a Bronco sold at auction at $650,000.

Burgett dreamed of a remastered vintage Ford Bronco that would deliver a world class driving experience; this is the culmination of a journey that spanned the globe. He partnered with an international team that included OEM vehicle designer and low volume auto manufacturer Premcar, Ltd., in Australia, a racing and development driver from California, Billy Johnson, and an ISO 9000 manufacturing center in Michigan, RLE International.

MSPR for the vehicle starts at $400,000 and the SUV delivers performance competitive with the world’s elite sport SUVs on par with those made popular by Range Rover, Mercedes and Porsche.

Built on an entirely new chassis, the remastered vintage Ford Bronco features:

  • Full-time All-Wheel Drive
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Generation 3, Coyote 5.0 with 10-Speed Automatic
  • All Stainless Exhaust with Ceramic Coating
  • Bi-Modal Active Exhaust Tuned for the Bronco
  • Push Button Start
  • 18-inch Sport Wheels with BF Goodrich K02 Tires
  • 4-Point Family Roll Bar
  • Focal Studio Sound System
  • Carplay Screen with Bluetooth
  • Rear Backup Camera
  • Power Windows
  • Air Conditioning
  • All Weather Denim Designer Interior with Leather Accents
  • Genuine Birdseye Maple Wood Bed and Tailgate
  • Patent Pending Soft Close Doors
  • Patent Pending Soft Close Tailgate
  • Color Matched Custom Bimini Top
  • LED Lighting Package
  • Ombré Design by Katy paint scheme
  • Glasurit “Piano” Finish
  • One of One – “Big Sur Love” treatment.

“Working with our team in Hamel, Illinois, Premcar developed a prototype we field tested across the Australian Outback at 120 mph over all types of punishing conditions,” said Burgett.

While the vintage Bronco styling remains intact on the LUXE-GT, the nostalgic profile conceals the full story. The body is structurally reinforced and provides a lower center of gravity. The ladder frame is 70 percent stiffer than popular aftermarket replacement frames while delivering superior rigidity. This frame enables crush zones front and rear. The LUXE-GT is painted with a Glasurit Piano Finish by BASF for a rich European-style gloss.

It is capable of acceleration from 0-60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. Stopping distance is equally impressive, with 60 mph-0 in only 148 feet compared to 180+ feet for most vintage Broncos using a non-ABS braking system.

It is easy for LUXE-GT buyers to create a bespoke build that reflects their personal style with the recent launch of the 3D configurator and a dedicated design team assigned to each project. The display Bronco includes the new Ombré Design by Katy package called “Big Sur Love,” a limited-edition build. The gradient stripes are available in several colors and patterns and can be paired with any upholstery and flooring concepts.

“The designer handcrafted LUXE-GT has made its public debut during Monterey Car Week and we’ve already taken orders,” said Burgett. “This investment-grade vehicle was designed with the safety of family in mind and built for sport performance. With production limited to only 25 units per year, it will be an exclusive offering with 12 orders placed.”

The SUV was completed at Gateway Bronco’s 60,000-square-foot manufacturing center in Hamel, Ill. The facility is vertically integrated from metal fabrication to paint and final assembly with a focus on going green in 2024 with full solar throughout.

Gateway Bronco delivers vehicles from the low $200,000 to $800,000 range.

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