The driver makes it look easy.
The Ford Bronco is hotly anticipated, but pre-production examples are already out there showing what the SUV can do. This one takes on the challenge of crawling up the difficult Hell’s Gate trail in Moab, Utah. To make things even harder, the driver in this clip does it in reverse.
We already know the Bronco has no problem taking on Moab when moving forward. Being in reverse makes things far more difficult because the driver doesn’t have a good idea of the wheel positioning. Also, the steering controls are the opposite of normal motoring.
Despite the added challenge, the driver makes climbing the trail look easy. He has to go down the hill a few times to reposition the vehicle, but the guy still makes the task look easy.
All signs point to the Bronco being a very capable off-roader. The finalized specs show the turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder making 300 horsepower (224 kilowatts) and 325 pound-feet (441 Newton-meters), and the 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 has 330 hp (246 kW) and 415 lb-ft (563 Nm). Buyers can select a seven-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic. For the full story and video, check out this article from Motor 1.