Please welcome the Bronco R Raced Prototype.
Listen up history nerds, cuz I've got a story for you.
In 1969 Rod Hall won the Baja 1000 Overall.
That's right, he even beat the motorcycles in that Bronco right there behind me.
And to celebrate for this year's Baja 1000 Ford is back at it with the Bronco R, this is a race purpose built race Bronco and we're going to see this year racing down the peninsula in Mexico.
So let's go take a closer look.
All right so what we've all been wondering is will the Bronco have solid front and rear axles and if this car is any indication Think we're gonna have independent front suspension.
They did say that all of the underpinnings in this truck are the same as the production Bronco, and look at that.
Looks like I got an independent front suspension.
Now all of this suspension here, the shocks and everything, those are purpose built for the race.
So we're not gonna see that, we're not gonna see 37 inch BFG tires on this vehicle for production.
But it's nice to see that back here.
I don't know about you but that's looking like a solid axle to me.
Now a lot of people are kind of going back and forth in terms of you know, is it okay to have a independent front suspension and a solid rear and here's the thing.
Yes, having solid Front and rear axles, certainly makes it easier.
But there are guys out there running king of the hammers with an independent front suspension, and they're doing just fine.
It makes for a better feel on the road, it's easier to drive day to day and you still get most of that offer capability.
And trust me, I don't think it would be putting anything out.
That is not going to be capable.
Now under the hood again this truck has the same engine and transmission that will see in production.
We just don't know quite what it is yet.
When it came out across the lake bed sounded a little turbo he said a little ego boost he may be a V six high up the caboose.
That's the same thing that's in the Raptor.
I don't know that is just a guest.
But since this is built on the same underpinnings as the Raptor, I would say we're probably gonna also see a 2.3 liter eco boost with a 10 speed automatic transmission, but again, completely unconfirmed, just my own guess.
But what I really like about this is here in the front, you've got this Bronco in the front with the R and red signifying that this is a race Built a prototype vehicle.
Again engine transmission are going to be the same, but we just don't know what that is right now.
I may get to ride in this vehicle with Cameron Steele behind the wheel, so I'm super stoked about that.
He's an excellent driver.
So we'll see what happens.
But I'm very excited that Ford is throwing their hat into the ring with the bronco are into the Baja 1000 It's got such history behind it with rod Hall.
And since rod Hall is recently passed, it's a great tribute to him and the legacy that he has left for awkward racing.
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