Sara Morosan, co-owner of LGE-CTS Motorsports has brought a Baja Forged Ford Bronco Sport to the 2021 SEMA Show. And if you ask us, it takes quite a bit of livery inspiration from the legendary Big Oly Ford Bronco from 1969 that won the Baja 1000 in 1971 and 1972. The very same Big Oly that sold for $1.87 million USD at a recent auction.
The base model is that of a 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands series although it is a little more desert capable due to some modifications. Some of those modifications are thanks to Ford Performance Parts and Ford Licensed Accessories. To kick things off, the Baja Forged Ford Bronco Sport utilizes a set of 17×8 Method Rally wheels in matte black surrounded by Nitto Ridge Grappler Tires. It sits up high due to its 2-inch suspension lift kit and features flared fenders as well as rock sliders and off-road rock lights.
The chassis is upgraded with an Icon Vehicle Dynamics suspension system and Hellwig suspension products in the front, plus new sway bars in the rear. This Ford Bronco Sport SEMA vehicle is powered by Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost engine that produces 250 horsepower, and this iteration comes with a custom Borla cat-back performance exhaust system.
Other exterior upgrades include Baja Forged signature tubular front and rear bumpers. The front bumper comes equipped with a Warn Industries VR EVO winch and Factor 55 hook and aluminum fairlead as well as Rigid Light shop LED lighting. There is also a Ford Performance lightbar that sits on the roof. Little Oly’s interior is much improved over the Baja raced version it gets inspiration from. The modern Baja racer gets Recaro Sportster CS Heated Vinyl seats as well as a recovery kit. That kit includes a 1.5 ton jack thanks to Pro Eagle, a spare tire, a Boxo tool roll kit, as well as a NOCO 12V Lithium Jump Starter.
Sara Morosan is co-owner of LGE-CTS Motorsports with her sister Theresa Contreras, who also brought a Bronco to the 2021 SEMA Show.