6×6 conversions are a very small part of the off-road modding community. However, it’s impossible to ignore a vehicle with too many wheels. And the latest victim of this extreme makeover is the Ford Bronco, which has been converted into a 6×6 pickup of sorts and will henceforth be known as the Dark Horse by Apocalypse.
Obviously, the 6×6 trend really took off after the arrival of the Ford F-150 Raptor. Hennessey made their famous VelociRaptor, and the rest is history. Nowadays, we have six wheels on other Ford trucks, Chevy C10s, the Dodge Ram TRX, and a lot of Jeep Gladiators.
But the Bronco isn’t really… a truck. And so I can also draw parallels with the kaiser of 6×6 creations, the Mercedes G63 AMG. The fact that it had so much power and cost about a $1 million really captured people’s imaginations.
Obviously, this is not a Ford product but a custom job, and the sticker on the window saying SoFlo should give you a hint. Apocalypse Manufacturing has got a thing for having 3 powered axles. Also, they’re into creepy names like Hellfire, Doomsday, Sinister 6 and Warlord. The Bronco has been renamed Dark Horse, but I liked SoFlo Stallion better. Or they could name it Sleipnir after Odin’s, multi-legged horse.
From the Florida house of 6×6 Jeeps
As you probably guessed, this Bronco 6×6 is different in almost every way. The wheels are spaced out, and the suspension sits 4 inches higher than on any normal Bronco. This makes room for the six custom wheels with 37-inch Milestar Patagonia M/T tires wrapped around them.
And there’s some magic going on underneath since all three axles are supposed to be powered. That sounds like a lot of drivetrain loss, so to compensate, the twin-turbo V6 has been re-tuned to make 400 horsepower. But for some reason, that doesn’t sound like enough. Apocalypse makes three different versions of the Jeep Renegade, so maybe they’ll have a new, more powerful version based on the Bronco Raptor.
Speaking of price, this thing is a one-off, and it will be auctioned off on home turf: Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, Florida 2022. So you’ve got less than a month to scrounge up about $250,000 and get your alligator boots down to the South Florida Fairgrounds.