Stock Ford Bronco Secures Podium Finish in NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally

Stock Ford Bronco races to 3rd place finish at Norra Mexican 1000

The 2021 Ford Bronco is quite a formidable off-roader, and the Blue Oval Brand proved the same when it unveiled the Bronco 4600 racing trucks. The company’s latest SUV also demonstrated its off-roading prowess recently by taking on the grueling Hell’s Revenge’s trail in Moab, Utah.

Now, two Ford engineers -Jamie Groves and Seth Goslawski- took it upon themselves to up the ante. The duo decided to use a stock four-door Bronco to compete in the NORRA Mexican 1000 off-road rally. The engineers opted for a Badlands variant which meant that the SUV was riding on the factory-fitted M210 independent front suspension.

Ford Engineers racing a stock Ford Bronco Badlands

Stock Ford Bronco races to 3rd place finish at Norra Mexican 1000

Stock Ford Bronco races to 3rd place finish at Norra Mexican 1000

The Bronco Badlands was powered by Ford’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost powerplant, which comes mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox. In its factory tune, this V6 motor’s output is rated at the best-in-class 310 HP of power and 400 lb-ft of maximum torque. It is worth noting that Ford offers its EcoBoost V6 as an optional extra that costs $1895.

The SUV was riding on a set of 17-inch machined carbonized aluminum wheels which were wrapped in 33-inch all-terrain BFGoodrich tires. The rally that spans over five days recently ended in the city of Ensenada, and the Bronco-riding duo managed to finish third in the Pre-Runner truck class.

After several delays, the all-new Ford Bronco will enter production later this summer, and we expect the delivery to commence soon after. Prices for the standard four-door Bronco Badlands start at $44,590, and the SUV features a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder powertrain.

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Manish Kharinta

Manish Kharinta is a SoCal-based automotive & lifestyle journalist who currently writes for FutureCar, HotCars, TheRichest, TheTalko, CorvetteForum, Rennlist, TeamSpeed, and Speednik amongst several other websites.
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