On Monday, Ford showed something to the people and contrary to popular expectations it was not the production of Ford Bronco and was instead the race truck name Ford Bronco R which was a subtle indication to what the product is going to finally look like when it comes out in the next year.
The Bronco R is coming at an important time as 50 years ago Larry Minor and Rod Hall piloted the racing prepared Bronco in the year 1969 Baja 1000 for an overall race win. Ford boasts proudly that there is no other 4×4 which has been able to replicate the success of Bronco since that time and it is hoping that this re born version of the Bronco is going to be able to replicate that victory.
The Bronco is not for the celebration of a milestone and will be going for racing. Later in the month the vehicle is going to go to the Baja Peninsula again and tackle the tough race which goes off-road with an able driver to boot. It is going to be Shelby Hall who is the granddaughter of Rod Hall who will be piloting in part for the vehicle for the race.
The trek which is 1000 miles long is going to put to test the production of this Bronco-R. However it is not clear still what this powertrain is like exactly however it has been referenced by Ford with the twin-turbo engine which is EcoBoost enabled and is added to this prototype providing a representation of the production Bronco’s offering.
The width of the SUV and the parts which are race-ready are clearly going to mask the stance of the production.