Video: The Ford Bronco Has Evolved Into An Extreme Racing And Climbing Buggy. Video
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 02:36
Ford will send three custom-built Bronco buggies at once to compete in the toughest off-road class, the King of the Hammers. The race starts on February 6, but three days before the start, Ford promises to show another previously unseen SUV modification.
- Prepared for the "unlimited" Ultra4 class, the SUVs technically have little in common with the serial Bronco - they are tubular-based buggies with very long-travel suspension and powerful engines. Ford does not disclose the exact characteristics, but the official video clearly shows, for example, an increased track.
- The organizers of the King of the Hammers call it the toughest one-day race on the planet, although the competition in the Johnson Valley, California, lasts a whole week - one day is allocated for each class. The race combines both high-speed races on the dunes and elements of rock-crawling, that is, overcoming rock obstacles. For this, powerful and high-torque engines are required.
- The new Bronco will be piloted by renowned racer Vaughn Gittin Jr., as well as three-time King of the Hammers champions Lauren Healy and Jason Scherer.
- What kind of premiere Ford has appointed for February 3 is still unknown. The Motor1 edition suggests that the manufacturer will show a new modification of the Bronco called the Heritage Edition.
The February race will not be the first for the Bronco. Even before the official premiere of the SUV, Ford Performance built a Bronco R buggy and sent it to the Baj1000 rally raid. The sports car never made it to the finish line.