Car made famous in notorious OJ Simpson police chase is BACK – and now on UK roads

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A CAR made famous by OJ Simpson's notorious police chase is being brought back – and is now available in the UK.

The Ford Bronco 4×4 SUV, which the American football star drove as he led 20 cop cars and nine helicopters through LA in 1994, has been remodelled for British drivers.

Described as "one of the most eagerly-anticipated vehicles of the past year", the all-new design takes inspiration from the 1960s and 70s.

"The stylish yet rugged appearance hints at the off-road capability of the Bronco, while the modern-day comfort and convenience features make the new SUV as much a daily driver as an adventurer’s toy," luxury car specialist Clive Sutton said.

It could be yours for as little as £45,000, but you'll have to wait until 2023 as every vehicle in the first batch has been snapped up.

Features include a high and low-range gearbox, electronic front and rear locking differential, trail-turn assist and even the ability to disconnect the front stabiliser bar at the touch of a button.

With a 2.3litre or 2.7litre engine and a seven-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission, "the four-door Bronco has the grunt to tackle any challenge".

But despite its off-road credentials, it also boasts details suited to those less likely to wade through rivers and traverse boulders.

As well as a removable soft top, drivers can take off each of the doors to "create a thoroughly unique means of summertime motoring".

OJ Simpson infamously fled from the police in one of the trucks following the murder of his wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman.

Almost 100million people tuned in to watch the former NFL player during the low-speed pursuit, when he held a gun to his head and threatened suicide.

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Every major news network interrupted scheduled programming to cover the incident, while thousands of people packed the sides of the roads to watch the car pass by.

The chase came to an end when the Simpson and long-time pal Al Cowlings pulled into the sportsman's mansion, where he was arrested for the double murder.

The chase made the Bronco iconic around the world, and the car's reboot was possible after Clive Sutton secured a series of models.

Each car comes with comprehensive two-year, or 30,000-mile, cover.

And the firm will also handle all import requirements, shipping, taxes and registration.

Clive Sutton, Founder and CEO: "As soon as Ford announced the new Bronco 4×4 SUV, we had enquiries from customers far and wide.

"Alongside our core luxury and supercar services, we pride ourselves on being the first to bring the most desirable models to the UK from the US.

"The Bronco offers British buyers a way to stand out from the crowd in a vehicle that is as capable as it is distinctive."

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