A current publicity video hints that Shelby American could be planning to construct a tuned Ford Bronco.
First noticed by Motor1, the video exhibits a one-lap race on the Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in Jennings, Oklahoma, between Shelby American CEO Gary Patterson in a Mustang Shelby GT500 SE, and professional driver Shelby Corridor in a 2021 Ford Bronco.
Corridor wins by taking just a few shortcuts, after which Patterson muses about “doing one thing” with the Bronco. That is pretty obscure, however it could be odd to stage one thing like this if Shelby American did not have plans for the Bronco.
2021 Ford Bronco
A Shelby Bronco would not be the corporate’s first off-roader. Whereas finest identified for its tuned Mustangs and Cobra replicas, Shelby has additionally modified the Ford F-150 Raptor, and it launched an off-road model of the F-250 Tremendous Obligation earlier this 12 months.
Shelby would not be the one tuning firm modifying the Bronco. Hennessey has already introduced a V-Eight Bronco with 758 hp and a $225,000 price ticket, whereas Saleen plans to construct a contemporary tribute to Massive Oly, the first-generation Bronco pushed by Parnelli Jones victory within the 1971 and ’72 Mexican 1000 (now Baja 1000). The unique Massive Oly lately bought for $1.87 million at public sale.
Ford can be considered planning a hardcore model of the Bronco. Presumably known as Warthog or Raptor, this high-speed desert-running Bronco is anticipated to get upgraded suspension and a more-powerful engine, presumably a model of the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 from the Explorer ST, making upward of 400 hp. With common Bronco manufacturing delayed, nevertheless, it is unclear after we’ll see this efficiency mannequin.
Try the motion within the video above.