SCORE-International Off-Road Racing Names Ford Official Truck and SUV

The new Ford Bronco R race prototype participated at the popular SCORE Baja 1000 recently. The exciting race took place shortly after SCORE-International Off-Road Racing gave Ford the title of Official Truck and SUV.

 

SCORE and Ford first collaborated on the SCORE Baja 1000, and they will continue collaborating until the 2022 SCORE World Desert Challenge Series reaches its end. Furthermore, Ford is the lead sponsor of 13 different races taking place during the SCORE World Desert Challenge Series. These races include the SCORE Baja 1000, the SCORE Baja 500, the SCORE Baja 500 and the San Felipe 250.

 

Even at other events related to SCORE, Ford will be present. One such event is the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo, which takes place in Pomona, California, annually.

 

“Working with SCORE makes great sense based on our truck, SUV and off-road heritage, and especially with some of our future Ford trucks and SUVs including the reveal of the new Bronco next spring,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance motorsports.

 

The partnership began shortly after the Ford Bronco R race prototype was unveiled. Ford Performance and Geiser Performance of Phoenix collaborated on the prototype, which honors the Bronco win during the 1969 Baja 1000.

 

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What to Expect from the New Ford Bronco

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We hope you’re as excited for the return of the Bronco as we are!

The Ford Bronco is a legendary SUV that was in continuous production for 40 straight years, from 1966 to 1996, before it was discontinued and replaced with the Ford Expedition. Ford recently announced that it will bring back the Bronco in the next few years, and though very little has been revealed so far, this is what we know and what we can guess.

The new Ford Bronco will most likely be released in 2020 and will probably be built on a shortened version of the T6 ladder frame that is set to debut. Production of the Bronco will take place in the US, which was confirmed a while back by UAW, and will probably have a lot in common mechanically with the Ford Ranger, which we’ll see in 2018.

The U.S. Bronco will probably not have a V8 engine and instead will have a gasoline V6 with turbocharger, as has been the trend in Ford trucks and SUVs in the last couple of years. Lighter weight and more fuel-efficient, turbocharged V6 engines can produce as much horsepower as V8 engines, making for a less-heavy Bronco with all the power we’re used to.

The Bronco will probably be between the Jeep Wrangler and Chevy Tahoe in terms of size, a spot that has been mostly ignored by automakers. It will definitely be offered with 4WD but may also have FWD to make it a friendlier daily driver.

Look out for more news on the upcoming Ford Bronco!