Saleen Unveils Rendering of Big Oly
Saleen has unveiled a rendering of what a Saleen Bronco could look like.
Saleen is mainly associated with success in sportscar racing, but with the
new Bronco, the company is taking to the dirt for the first time. This,
however, isn't Saleen's first SUV, the late 90s Saleen XP8 based on the
Ford Explorer but with less than 300 of those ever built, they are a rare
sight. Saleen also dabbled in pickup trucks in the 80s and 90s with the
Ranger based Sportruck, the Sportruck was recently revived with the F150
based Sportruck XR.
The original Baja Dominating Big Oly Bronco piloted by Parnelli Jones
This Bronco pays homage to Parnelli Jones' Big Oly Bronco that beat Baja
in the Mexican 1000 winning in both 1971 and 1972. Saleen has partnered
with Jones in the past offering special edition Saleen Parnelli Jones
Mustangs and it is unclear if and when this Bronco will go into
production. Saleen is only releasing that they will be revealing more
detail on performance and production soon. We expect to see more at the
SEMA show in November as the Bronco will surely be the hottest vehicle at
the Las Vegas show.