According to Jay Leno
, "The only time people in L.A. go off-roading is when they are about to get a D.U.I." That may be the case, but if you are looking to hit the trails with something inherently tough, but with a classic look, the folks at Icon
are the people to see about it. The builder, known for retro-look off-roaders with serious trail chops, has done its thing with the CJ and FJ. Now the Icon brand (not to be confused with Iconic
the makers of a reinterpretation of the Shelby Cobra
) has rolled out its Bronco redeux
, and brought it by Jay Leno's Garage
Icon CEO and Lead Designer Jonothan Ward dropped in at Jay's with one of his creations. Ward explains that he goes around the country looking for rust-free, unmolested Bronco bodies, and fits them to a fully modern chassis. There are disc brakes all around, front and rear lock-on-the-fly differentials and a brand new Ford
Coyote engine shoehorned under the hood. The 5.0-liter mill makes an ungodly sound.
to watch Jay talk about a vehicle that differs greatly from other performance cars that swing by his garage.