2021 Ford Bronco Rendered Looking Like Rod Hall’s Classic Baja Racer
Rod Hall was a master of off-road racing, and in the late 1960s he drove the Ford Bronco to class and overall victories in what is now the Baja 1000. Now, Abimelec design has revived the appearance of this rugged for a rendering combining it with the Bronco 2021.
The new Bronco retains the block proportions of the original generation, so the 1960s livery fits this rendering very well. It wears a predominantly red, white, and blue color scheme, but a domed black hood breaks the patriotic palette.
For off-road driving, the Rod-Hall-inspired Bronco rolls on five-spoke wheels with big tires, and the ride height is slightly higher to help them hit. KC lights on the bumper and on top of the windshield would help light the way forward. There is no roof or windows, and the rear seats are also missing. A full-size spare tire takes up part of the newly empty space.
Abimelec design imagine this off-road beast using the supercharged 5.2-liter V8 from the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. With 760 horsepower (567 kilowatts) and 625 pound-feet (847 Newton-meters) of torque, that would be an upgrade from the twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 available with 310 horsepower (231 kW) and 400 lb-ft. (542 Nm) of torque.
Ford has already shown its own version of off-road racing on the Bronco (gallery above). The company said it was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Rod Hall’s 1969 overall victory at the Baja 1000. His granddaughter, Shelby, even drove the SUV during part of the 2019 event.
The modern Bronco R had a revised suspension with 14 inches of travel up front and 18 inches in the rear. Inside there were no windows.