The racing prototype Ford Bronco R

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The racing prototype Ford Bronco R

Ford has revealed the racing prototype Bronco R. Its design and construction is based on the production SUV of new generation that have not yet submitted. The debut was timed to the 50 anniversary of the victory of the famous American racer rod Hall Baja 1000 in 1969.

The proportions and styling of the prototype Ford Bronco R is a homage to the first generation SUV and hint at the appearance of the new machine. Offroader built in collaboration with the workshop Geiser Brothers and winner of the Baja 1000 Cameron Steele. At the basis lies a modified Bronco R Ford T6 platform, the same that will be used on the production version.

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Front suspension Bronco R – independent, rear five-link scheme is applied. Moves front – 357 mm, rear – 457 millimeters. The SUV is equipped with Fox shock absorbers, 17-inch wheels with bedroomi and 37-inch BFGoodrich tires, engine, EcoBoost, twin turbo. Part body panels – hinged bonnet and the roof is made of lightweight composite. The colors of the livery imitate the color of the Bronco rod Hall.

The prototype, as well as commodity elements of design, will begin later this month – SUV will participate in 1609-kilometer race at the Californian Peninsula. Bronco then R will perform at several prestigious off-road races. To drive a car will be is the granddaughter of Hall – Shelby.

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About restored Ford Bronco known not so much. According to rumors, the SUV built on the platform of a pickup Ranger. The design of the model will be based on the conceptual Troller R-X 2012. It is also assumed that the Bronco will get the seven-speed manual transmission.

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