The $200,000+ Bronco DR Is The Only Way You Can Get A V-8 Bronco From The Factory
Just to be clear, this Bronco is a desert runner and it isn’t road-legal
Ford recently unveiled the Bronco DR, a Desert Racer built to compete in the 2022 Baja 1000. However, the company will offer it to willing customers for over $200,000 a pop. Also, it isn’t street legal. Interested?
The Bronco DR is based on the 2022 Bronco four-door. The chassis has been redone to make it a capable off-roader. It features a resin transfer molded fiberglass race body with red, white, black, and blue livery
The Desert Racer also comes with a tubular metal front bumper, a single-piece grille, and production-spec headlights, taillights, and trail sights. Ford has plonked side panels instead of doors, just like the Bronco R
It rides on 17-inch beadlock wheels shod in 37-inch BFGoodrich tires. There are large air intakes on the upper sides and on the roof to aid the rear-mounted radiator. There are disc brakes on all four corners and a 65-gallon fuel tank below the cargo area
The Bronco’s HOSS system is enhanced with Positional Selective DSSV Dampers with 80-millimeter bodies with finned fluid cooling channels and Multimatic-designed billet aluminum lower control arms
The front and rear suspension travel range is now rated at 15.8 inches and 17.4 inches, respectively
The ground clearance is rated at 11.8 inches. As for the angles, the Bronco DR’s approach angle is rated at 47 degrees, breakover angle at 33 degrees, and departure angle at 37 degrees
It isn’t light by any means; the off-roader weighs a massive 6,200 pounds!
The Bronco Desert Racer features a full-safety roll cage with integrated ACCRA tubes. On the inside, you get Sparco race seats, a Motec C187 display, and a CAN data acquisition system
A 5.0-liter, Coyote V-8 engine will power the Bronco DR. Power specs aren’t announced, but Ford is targeting over 400 horses here. It will be paired with a 10-speed automatic gearbox and a four-wheel-drive system
Apart from this, independent electronically locking front and rear differential with 4.70:1 final drive ratios are available. Even a transfer case with an on-the-fly electric shift is offered
The Bronco DR will be priced in the mid-$200,000 range. Ford will make 50 examples of the off-roader in its initial run and they will be available in late 2022
The automaker has mentioned that the Bronco DR prototype will make its race debut in 2022. The company is targeting an entry in the 2022 SCORE Baja 1000, too. Swipe up to read about the Bronco DR in detail
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