Florida-based Apocalypse Manufacturing has built what it claims to be the first Ford Bronco 6×6. Called the Dark Horse, the modified SUV will be auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson on April 9 in Palm Beach, Florida.
Apocalypse Manufacturing specializes in 6×6 conversions. Previous builds include a Jeep Gladiator 6×6 and a Ram 1500 TRX 6×6 known as the Warlord. Given the popularity of these conversions, it was likely only a matter of time before Apocalypse turned its attention to the Bronco.
The Dark Horse started out as a four-door Bronco before receiving its extra axle and a five-foot pickup bed. These additions stretched the Bronco’s overall length from 189 inches to 225 inches, according to Apocalypse. The company also replaced the stock convertible roof with a removable fiberglass hardtop.
Apocalypse Manufacturing Dark Horse Ford Bronco 6×6
The stock 2.7-liter turbocharged V-6 also got new software, larger injectors, and a modified exhaust system. This increased output from the stock 330 hp to about 400 hp, Apocalypse claims. That power goes to all six wheels thanks to an Apocalypse-patented middle tandem axle. Those wheels are wrapped in 37-inch tires, and the Bronco also received a 4-inch suspension lift.
Apocalypse reupholstered the interior in tan and black leather that the company calls a King Ranch pattern. The leather is marine-grade and water-resistant, the company noted, which should come in handy if you spend a lot of time driving with the roof and doors off.
The company has additional Bronco 6×6 builds planned, including conversions of customer Broncos. Some of those builds could be even wilder, sporting a 700-hp supercharged Coyote V-8 or a Kevlar-coated paint job, Apocalype owner Joseph Ghattas said in a statement.