Texas-based tuners PaxPower which are known for tuning V8 engines such as Ford’s F-150 Raptor, Ranger Raptor, chevy Silverado now set hands on the 2021 Ford Bronco.
Ford bronco which was announced to be available with two engines at launch, none of which is a V8. The entry-level unit will be a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder rated at 270 HP, with a 310 HP 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 to be offered as an option.
The lack of a V8 powertrain is great news for PaxPower, which has already announced a V8 conversion for the off-roader based on Ford’s own 5.0-liter Coyote engine. The company seeks to fill this void in the market with its V8 conversion featuring the third-generation 5.0-liter Coyote V8. It will be mated to Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, with a manual gearbox being a “possible option”.
PaxPower plans to offer two variants of the engine swap: a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 with 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft (541 Nm) of torque and a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 making 758 horsepower. Thanks to a 2.9-liter supercharger, the latter will offer more than double the power of a stock 2.7-liter Bronco.
In addition to mounting the 5.0-liter V8 to the Bronco’s engine bay, PaxPower says the conversion will require that the 10-speed transmission, all auxiliary engine systems, modules, exhaust, and wiring be replaced with those from a V8 vehicle.
The company anticipates that the 400 HP V8 conversion will cost around $30,000, not including the stock 2021 Bronco, while for the 758 HP supercharged version, PaxPower will charge around $45,000. The converted Broncos could become available as soon as the second quarter of 2021, based on current 2021 Bronco timetables.
Besides the engine swap program, PaxPower will be developing a complete line of suspension, bumper, performance, and other upgrades for the new Bronco, as teased in this rendering.