Before the all-new Ford Bronco was reborn, the automaker had developed a prototype for endurance racing in the desert like the Baja 1000. Seeking to push the limits once again, it now presents three other custom-designed Broncos … for excess!
These highly modified 4x4s are competing in the King of the Hammers ULTRA4 series this week in California. This is one of the most extreme off-road competitions in the world, featuring 150 kilometer journeys over dirt, sand and rocks. No less than 450 teams are present.
Ford, which also sponsors the event, therefore created Bronco 4400s for the Unlimited class. Of course, they have little in common with the production models. We immediately notice the fully adapted tubular chassis, the enormous off-road tires and the long-travel shocks.
The company talks about high efficiency engines but without giving details. We do know, however, that the entire transmission system on each of the three racing Broncos has been revised.
Inside, the cabin is stripped down to the max and fitted with a Recaro Pro Pacer XL ORV roll cage that the FIA has certified for off-road use.
“King of the Hammers is one of the reasons we make sure every production Bronco delivers the skill, durability and off-road feel that enthusiasts are looking for,” said Mark Grueber, Ford Marketing Director. Bronco. It is possible to follow the event via www.ultra4racing.com/ultra4-racing-live.
Otherwise, do not miss Antoine Joubert’s column at Hi hello for the 2021 Bronco and Bronco Sport: