The design mind behind the Bronco is taking it back with all-electric Tesla-based aluminium rocket.
Meet the Icon Helios, an Californian dream machine packing an all-electric platform, and bodywork surely dreamed up when Howard Hughes got drunk with Gordon Buehrig.
Actually, that’s the analogy Icon’s owner, Jonathan Ward, uses to explain his latest vision. “One way or another,” he revealed on Twitter, “I will build this car. Looking for the right client to commission it.”
A bit of history, first. Icon is famous for building one of TG’s favouritest ever cars, the Bronco; a reworked 1972 monster with an entirely new chassis underneath, a box-fresh 5.0-litre V8 up front and a good, solid slug of 400bhp and 400lb ft of torque.
There’s a purpose built Atlas II transfer case, custom Dynatrac Dana solid-axle assemblies and independent coilover suspension by Eiback and Fox Racing. So it’s a serious, serious bit of kit. [x]