Future Perfect

Custom Broncos

Occasionally, people glimpse the future without realizing it. In last month’s newsletter we featured a Gateway Bronco from Arizona with a red-to-orange gradient ombré paint design that became a huge hit on social media. In this issue, we put the spotlight on another variation on that theme, a Bronco we call the “Portugal Ombré” due to its orange-to-brown painted gradient and ultimate destination to a vacation home across the Atlantic.


There is far more to these two Broncos than similar paint themes, though. They’re both sneak peeks at the next generation of vehicle from Gateway Bronco that will debut at Monterey Car Week, August 11-20, 2023.

An ombré design is one of the features that will be a regular production option on the new, cutting-edge Bronco that will be revealed this summer. Gateway Bronco has been working with a high-profile design client to develop a variety of ombré designs that will be packaged under the name “The Ombré Design Study by Katy.”


“We’ve been working on this design for over a year. The first two results are the Portugal Bronco and the Scottsdale Bronco,” said Seth Burgett, CEO of Gateway Bronco. “The Ombré Design Study by Katy will launch five uniquely distinct ombré designs. One of those will be built on a vehicle that will be introduced at Monterey. It will feature our latest technology, including anti-lock brakes, active stability control, soft close doors, and truly modern driving performance. It was a multi-year development effort to create this chassis. What better way to debut this chassis than with The Ombré Design Study by Katy.”


(For more details on Gateway Bronco’s groundbreaking new model, see the Big Sur Touring Experience report elsewhere in this newsletter.)

August’s big reveal is just around the corner, but in the meantime, the Portugal Ombré Bronco shown here is more than ready to put its owner in a vacation mood. Built on an original donor chassis, this Fuelie Edition™ is powered by a Coyote 5.0-liter V8 engine teamed with a 10-speed automatic transmission.


Its features include a San Felipe roll bar, high-back bucket seats in premium leather, SeaDek flooring front and rear, Bimini top that matches the interior, and upgraded 4-link suspension. Painted carbon fiber fender flares bracket the orange-to-brown gradient, and orange detailing on the grille raises the impact of the color contrast.

The Portugal Ombré Bronco may be a harbinger of things to come, but it is ready for any adventure in the here-and-now.