With the goal of delivering ultimate capability on snow, Tucci Hot Rods created a wild quad-track winter adventure vehicle, based on a new four-door Bronco Badlands series, for the 2021 SEMA automotive aftermarket industry show.
For many in the automotive aftermarket industry, the 2021 SEMA show, held on 2-5 November, marked the first opportunity to see the all-new Bronco in person, as Ford had only released it in 2020 and that year’s SEMA was a digital-only event due to the pandemic.
To make up for that lost year, Ford had a major presence in 2021 that extended beyond the undercover exhibition space at the Las Vegas Convention Centre to include the ‘Ford Out Front’ outdoor display and the ‘Bronco Mountain’ capability course where visitors could put the all-new Bronco’s traction an torque to the test.
As the hot new car of the moment, Broncos were everywhere at SEMA last year, and amongst the abundance of customised and accessorised new Broncos on show, Ford presented six of their own, commissioned from partners like Tucci Hot Rods, to showcase the range of Ford Performance Parts and Ford Licensed Accessories.
Tucci Hot Rods are no strangers to SEMA and have built a wide range of specialty cars and trucks over the years – from mild to wild. Their SEMA 2021 fell into the latter category!
For this build, Tucci says the aim was to help drivers take on deep snow and ice, so Mattracks 88-series quad tracks were fitted in place of the Bronco’s available beadlock wheels and all-terrain tyres.
These tracks allow ultimate off-road adventures on snow, but according to Tucci, they can be just as effective on sand, too.
Although the addition of the Mattracks didn’t increase the Bronco Badlands’ ride height too radically, retractable running boards were fitted for easier entry and exit.
Some of the more conventional accessories that Tucci Hot Rods fitted to this Bronco included a WARN ZEON 10S winch, Ford Licensed Accessories swing gate storage, a snowboard rack and Yakima LockNLoad platform roof rack system.
The factory lighting was augmented with an Adapt Light Bar, Radiance Pods and a Rock Light Kit from Rigid Light Shop.
Under the bonnet, the Tucci creation left the Bronco’s standard 2.3-litre EcoBoost turbo petrol engine and 7-speed manual transmission untouched.