Administrator

Administrator
Staff member
First Name
Doug
Joined
Jan 26, 2015
Messages
1,461
Reaction score
17,885
Vehicle(s)
Ford
Bronco
Undecided
Clubs
 
Ford Reveals Bronco ULTRA4 4400 Unlimited Class Extreme Race Trucks to Tackle King of the Hammers Off-Road Race

  • Bronco® is marking a new chapter in its high-speed off-road performance, debuting three all-new Bronco 4400 series race trucks at the 2021 King of the Hammers off-road event in Johnson Valley, Calif. – a testing grounds for the Built Wild™ outdoor brand
  • All-star lineup of Bronco 4400 series teams and drivers, including teammates Vaughn Gittin Jr. and two-time King of the Hammers winner Loren Healy, plus three-time winner Jason Scherer, will pilot custom-built Bronco race trucks in the ULTRA4 4400 unlimited class
  • Ford and Bronco brands continue their off-road performance presence as the official truck and SUV of the ULTRA4 series – one of the most extreme off-road competition series in the world, combining high-speed desert racing with low-speed rock crawling
DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 1, 2021 – Built to conquer boulder fields and dry lakes, Bronco® – the outdoor brand of Built Wild™ 4x4 SUVs from Ford – expands its off-road presence by debuting three custom-built Bronco ULTRA4 4400 unlimited class race trucks that will compete in this year’s grueling King of the Hammers off-road racing event, which runs Feb. 2-6 in Johnson Valley, Calif.

“King of the Hammers inspired us to ensure every production Bronco model delivers the capability, durability and high-speed off-road experience this growing off-road enthusiast community has been trying to create on their own,” said Mark Grueber, Bronco marketing manager. “These Bronco 4400 race trucks underscore our commitment to the Bronco Built Wild capability and innovation in the red-hot off-road racing scene.”

Bronco 4400 race trucks

Representing the original unlimited class that helped launch the King of the Hammers race event, the Bronco 4400 trucks feature a fully custom tubular chassis with massive off-road tires and long-travel shocks. Under the hood, high-power engine and custom 4x4 driveline systems build on Bronco brand’s racing heritage. A race-prepped cabin is highlighted by the first-ever FIA off-road certified Pro Pacer XL ORV race shells from Recaro®. Designed in the theme of the Bronco R Race Prototype, Bronco 4400 represents the return of Bronco 4x4s to sanctioned off-road racing.

“With the Bronco R Race Prototype at the Baja 1000 and the Bronco Sport victory at the Rebelle Rally, the debut of the three Bronco 4400 race teams shows Ford Performance’s growing commitment to Bronco in off-road competition,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “These 4x4 vehicles are modeled after the all-new Bronco two- and four-door production SUVs with their combination of high-speed desert running and rock crawling agility.”

The Bronco 4400 series teams feature an all-star lineup of off-road racing veterans, including Vaughn Gittin Jr. and teammate, three-time King of the Hammers champion, Loren Healy and Jason Scherer, also a three-time King of Hammers champion – each piloting custom-built Bronco 4400s.

“This is a killer opportunity to bring a new flavor of Bronco to the Hammers and push the Bronco brand deeper into the competitive off-road scene, while also building the foundation for future Bronco off-road racing vehicles,” said Gittin Jr.

Bronco brand will have several other vehicles on display at the race, including the Bronco R Race Prototype, which served as a test bed for production Bronco two- and four-door SUVs and recently finished the grueling Baja 1000. Also on hand will be Bronco Sport, which brought home a class win at the 2020 Rebelle Rally.

Plus, one never-before-seen Bronco model debuts live on Feb. 3 at King of the Hammers.

The all-new 2021 Bronco two-door, four-door and Bronco Sport models on site will provide many enthusiasts their first up-close and personal look at the all-new family of rugged SUVs – with media drives of Bronco Sport and ride-alongs in Bronco offered throughout the week of the event.

Official truck and SUV of ULTRA4

King of the Hammers consists of 90-mile courses across high-speed desert sands and rock crawling across tricky terrain. It is one of the most extreme off-road competitions in the world. Each year, a pop-up city converges on the barren Johnson Valley to watch the race, with millions more viewing online.

This year’s event begins Feb. 2 with qualifying, and the official race is Feb. 6, with 450 teams expected from around the world – in both modified stock and extreme off-road vehicles. All will compete to be crowned king in one of the most grueling desert courses ever created combining high-speed racing with low-speed rock crawling.

“It’s great to see the growing Ford support for ULTRA4 racing, first as our official vehicle partner and now the addition of the Bronco 4400 series race trucks,” said David Cole, president, Hammerking Productions/ULTRA4 Racing. “Their expanded involvement will help build interest in the series and raise the level of competition.”

The collaboration between Ford and Ultra4 continues the automaker’s growing presence in the off-road enthusiast realm. Recently, Ford stepped up to serve as official truck and SUV of SCORE-International Off-Road Racing, which holds the Baja 500, Baja 1000 and San Felipe 250 championships in Mexico. Ford also serves as official vehicle of the Best in the Desert race series.

The 2021 King of the Hammers race will be livestreamed at www.ultra4racing.com/ultra4-racing-live.

Bronco_King_of_Hammers_01.jpg


https://media.ford.com/content/ford...1/02/01/ford-reveals-bronco-ultra4-4400.html#
Advertisement

 

drive21bronco

Black Diamond
Well-Known Member
First Name
David
Joined
Oct 23, 2020
Messages
967
Reaction score
2,494
Location
Agloe, NY
Vehicle(s)
2021 Bronco Black Diamond
Bronco
Black Diamond
Looks like a fun ride.
 

vrtical

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Doug
Joined
Jul 14, 2020
Messages
3,417
Reaction score
7,524
Location
TN
Vehicle(s)
Fords
Bronco
Badlands
Clubs
 
I’m curious if these have any Bronco powertrain components. I’d kinda guess not tbh.
I would say "future"
 

Philly

Badlands
Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2020
Messages
1,184
Reaction score
3,860
Location
Dallas, TX
Vehicle(s)
2021 Tacoma TRD Pro, 2010 Jeep JKU, 1968 Mustang
Bronco
Badlands
Clubs
 
There's a green one!
 

Nickp

Base
Well-Known Member
First Name
Nick
Joined
Jan 13, 2019
Messages
3,638
Reaction score
17,916
Location
Phoenix
Vehicle(s)
2010 WRANGLER THAT GEICO SPENT $14K FIXING
Bronco
Base
Maybe 1% if we're lucky. There could be some of those snazzy screws on it.

Might as well call them Transits or Mustangs.
The road and track article says they have zero parts commonality so there’s our answer.
 

Broncoak

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Aaron
Joined
Jul 14, 2020
Messages
429
Reaction score
1,037
Location
Eagle River, AK
Vehicle(s)
1996 FSB
Bronco
Badlands
Vehicle Showcase
1
The road and track article says they have zero parts commonality so there’s our answer.
If I had money to burn, I wouldn't be riding around in a sand dune buggy, I'd buy some exotic supercar. But then I'd have to move, so forget that. Just happy the OEM Bronco can somewhat "approach" this look with the right AM parts.
 

Deleted member 13702

Guest
Willing to bet that the green one is showcasing next years green color.
 
Advertisement

 
Advertisement
Top