Bronco R in action, BAJA 1000

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    Despite those hedging statements, Ford intended this truck to finish in a wall-to-wall headline blitz. They didn't pick the driver they went with for "testing".
     
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    They better go run and win the San Felipe 250 in March or the Baja 500 in June now!
     
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    "See you next time" sure implies that. I can only hope this will lead to a redoubled effort on Ford's behalf. Showing poorly a second time would be a disaster, and not showing up for it would be clearly interpreted as a white flag.
     
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    I really do hope they take a shot at KOH -- there were some Hammer Truck vehicles that did well in this Baja 1000. That's a race you will find all kinds of Jeeps of varying levels of modifications. At the very least Ford has to show up at the next 250.

    Jeep might smell blood in the water and make the race more interesting. Competition is good for us.
     
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    Thanks for following this up guys! I got busy yesterday and wasn't able to follow. Catching up on everything now, but overall I am sorely disappointed!
     
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    All I can say is since they utterly failed to make this reminiscent of the skunkworks 1st year win like the anniversary Ford GT, I hope they can make it like the OG GT with a sweet comeback! Curious what kind of coverage/update we will get on the homepage. So far nothing significant.
     
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    The proper foundation is already tested and proven. Put the Bronco R body on the hacked up F150 Raptor mule that was running around and drop the coyote in it for the audio clips. Done!
    Puff puff pass
     
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    The positive:

    According to according to Ford communications manager Mike Levine, pre-production parts tested on the Bronco R prototype, “performed flawlessly. No engine or chassis issues.per a statement made to Jalopnik.
     
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    So the only parts that are production-like are the chassis and engine. Sounds about right.
     
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    The official word on the issues:

     
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    Straight-up, factual explanation. It works for now, but they need to get out again ASAP and make a better showing of it.
     
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    "hit the Raptor"
     
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    This is very disappointing and definitely something I feared as I wish they were able to run a few of them. Putting all your eggs in one basket on this race is a gamble.
    It's not a good look but as long as they keep at it and keep running it then it can be looked over. Hope this wasn't their only try. Keeping up a race team for the Bronco will be great publicity but going out like this wont be.
     
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    I caught that too...

    Code word?

    Perhaps I'm reading to deep into it
     
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    I thought the assessment was Bronco R was running the 2.7EB...wouldn't that be inconsistent with anything under a Raptor hood?
     

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