As if there is not enough excitement surrounding the re-launching of Ford’s popular Bronco, Saleen literally pours fuel on the fire. Saleen Automotive needs no introduction to Ford Motorsports or performance enthusiasts. When they tune something, they mean business. When they finish tuning something, they make serious toys.
The Saleen Big Oly Bronco is a very serious toy for adults who know growing up is a waste of time. To fully appreciate how incredible the performance is, one needs to envision the harsh conditions of the Baja 1000. As one of the most challenging endurance races in the world, the Baja 1000 pushes machines and drivers to the absolute limit against natural elements.
Once upon a time, a driver conquered the Baja 1000 as the champion for back-to-back victories in a vehicle known as Big Oly. The vehicle? A 351 Windsor-powered Ford Bronco, of course. This legendary performance by driver Parnelli Jones provided the inspiration for the Saleen Big Oly Bronco.
Coinciding with the release of the new Ford Bronco, this goes to 11. Saleen provides their own touch on the new Bronco’s styling with features such as an exclusive front bumper with integrated LED lighting.
There are a lot of Baja Blue accents around the exterior. A forged carbon grille featuring theme-consistent Baja Blue accents gives the Saleen Big Oly Bronco a more sinister grin. Perhaps this is because it always laughs in the face of anything in its path.
Other exclusive exterior features include:
- Saleen Design fenders with carbon vents in front
- Saleen Power Hood
- Roof-mounted Pro 8 light bar
- Saleen rocker panel guards
- Removable roof with Saleen Design modular roof rack
- Adjustable rear roof spoiler
Other exclusives include a unique rear tire carrier and rear bumper. A Big Oly-inspired livery provides the finishing touch for the exterior styling.
Although there is not a lot of information available as of yet, Saleen promises all of the performance features enthusiasts expect from them. Knowing Saleen, that is as good as having it in writing.
This is going to be a wild beast, there is no point in attempting to tame this bucker. Let it lead you to where the real fun is.
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