The all-new 2023 Ford Bronco DR, a unique and limited-production Baja 1000 desert race SUV based on the Bronco four-door SUV is almost here. According to many reports, Ford is taking its desert racing expertise to a new level, innovating the off-road terrain for the hardest-core enthusiasts.
The 2023 Bronco DR was unveiled in early November, just in time for the 2021 SEMA Show, adding yet another racing variant to the collection. The Bronco DR’s most intriguing feature is that it is powered by Ford’s 5.0L Coyote V8, but many will be astonished to learn that the racing Bronco rides on a strengthened version of the factory frame.
How it Looks?
While it shares a frame with the regular Ford Bronco, the DR variant looks nothing like it. Let’s start with a huge tubular metal bumper and roof-mounted LED light bar. Moreover, a single-piece grille and the production of Bronco’s circular headlamps, taillamps, and trail sights are easy to spot. Other distinguishing elements include hefty red tow hooks and a red “R” in the front grille’s “Bronco” script, as seen on the Bronco R model.
The Bronco DR model shares the same platform as the base four-door Bronco SUV. However, it comes with side panels borrowed from the Bronco R. Moreover, unique mud-terrain all-season tires and numerous off-road goodies are making this model so unique.
Ford Bronco DR Specs
The forthcoming 2023 Bronco DR is an abbreviation for Desert Racer. As the photographs show, this isn’t your normal production Bronco with wider tires and fatter fender flares. Ford isn’t ready to reveal all of the details of this insane off-roader, but instead of a boosted engine with four or six cylinders, the Bronco DR packs a 5.0-liter V8. The famous Coyote engine will provide at least 400, according to Blue Oval. It also comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission borrowed from the Ford F-150 pickup truck.
Under the Skin
Ford opted for a Muiltimatic for DSSV Dampers and Multimatic-designed billet aluminum lower control arms. Thanks to that, it will be easier to manage high-speed travels off the beaten road. Generally, Ford anticipates the Bronco DR to have 55.1 percent more front suspension travel and 58.6 percent more rear suspension travel than a Bronco Badlands. That corresponds to 15.8 inches in front and 17.4 inches in the rear, for a 47-degree approach angle and 37-degree departure angle. No doubt, this model will be one very impressive off-roader.
2023 Ford Bronco DR Price, Launch Date
Blue Oval manufacturer will compete in the 2022 Baja 1000 with the new 2023 Ford Bronco DR. However, this time around, the carmaker wants to spread the love. 50 Bronco DRs will go on sale in late 2022, with each vehicle meant for off-road use only and priced at around $250,000. We are still waiting for more official details, but this model is officially coming to the markets, although it is a limited-production SUV.