And the upgrades are all Baja-inspired.
Finally. The Ford Bronco has been something we've been excited about for a long time, and now it's here. We're not the only ones who are excited about this retro off-road machine. In fact, it's so popular that Ford's website crashed. Despite being a freshly minted model, the tuning giants at Saleen have already created a package to enhance the Bronco, and it's all about reliving the past. More specifically, the package is a tribute to "Big Oly", one of the most famous off-road racing trucks in American history. Saleen's conversion is pretty much an appearance package, but it's a damn cool one.
If you don't know, the Bronco that came to be known as Big Oly entered 1972's edition of the Mexican 1000, now known as the Baja 1000, and led the entire race from start to finish. In off-road racing, that's unheard of. Saleen's creation aims to capitalize on this nostalgia with a special color scheme, but some hardware upgrades are included too, although none add any power. This shouldn't be an issue as the Bronco is adequately equipped for off-road duty. Saleen's upgrades are mainly cosmetic and include a new front bumper with an integrated LED light bar and a forged carbon grille surround.
Other changes include new fenders with forged carbon vents, a new hood, more lights, rocker panel guards, a removable roof with a roof rack, and new rear quarter panels. An adjustable roof spoiler has also been added, along with a rear tire carrier and a new rear bumper. Obviously, the main attraction is the livery which includes Olympia insignia and various Baja Blue accents. For now, no pricing has been revealed, but we'd still wait before placing an order. Knowing Saleen's illustrious history, power upgrades are certainly on the way. Whatever happens next, the Bronco is already an icon, and it didn't need fancy paint to cement that notion.