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Ford is open to selling the Baja-ready Bronco R racer to customers

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Ford previewed the 2021 Bronco by coming acceptable appropriate correct proper right into a purpose-built, high-performance prototype in the 2019 model of the Baja 1000. The super-SUV is scheduled to race in the 2020 event, as shortly as additional backed by the Blue Oval’s official crew, and one amongst the company’s excessive executives revealed it can later end up in the fingers of privateer racers.

‘If there’s curiosity, we’ll look into it. We’ve achieved that with our Mustang, and even our GTs,’ outlined Hau Thai-Tang, the company’s chief product enchancment and purchasing for for officer, in an interview with Muscle Car & Trucks.

Ford outlined the Bronco R (pictured) is production-based, nonetheless it makes use of an extreme quantity of Baja-specific elements. It was developed to compete in the Class 2 class, which supplies producers a extreme diploma of freedom. We haven’t seen the Bronco R variant which may race in the 2020 Baja 1000 nonetheless. It might look considerably bit bit bit absolutely absolutely utterly absolutely completely totally different than 2019’s racer, since there is no need to cowl the design now that the manufacturing model has been unveiled, nonetheless most of the experience beneath the physique (along with the twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine) is anticipated to carry over.

If the draw once more receives the proverbial inexperienced gentle for manufacturing, the first privateer-bound examples of the Bronco R might very successfully be ready in time for the 2021 model of the Baja 1000. Pricing hasn’t been launched nonetheless, nonetheless it is going to undoubtedly worth considerably increased than the street-legal truck, which begins at $28,500. For context, the GT350R-C-based Mustang GT4 developed by Ford and Multimatic Motorsports costs roughly $225,000.

Alternatively, the Baja Boot constructed by New York-based Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) is moreover eligible to race in Baja’s Class 2; it beat the Bronco in 2019. Thrill-seekers can preserve the desert in it for $287,500.

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