Rare Ford Bronco DR Goes Up for Grabs in Limited Edition Sale

Debuting on the market: First available sample.

For those who missed the opportunity to purchase a Ford Bronco DR more than two years ago, there is now a unique possibility to acquire one. A rare find, this particular Bronco Desert Runner is currently up for auction on Bring a Trailer and is one of only 50 ever made.

This is the upgraded model of the Bronco SUV, designed and created by Ford and Multimatic Motorsports to dominate the rugged terrain of the Baja 1000 race. The specific unit up for sale boasts fiberglass body panels coated in a unique Mystichrome paint that changes color. Additionally, it comes equipped with the Baja package, featuring a siren, dual LED light bars, and Rigid Industries rock lights.

In order to accommodate the revamped design of the widebody Bronco, the Bronco DR model is equipped with sleek black 17-inch wheels that feature eye-catching silver bead locks. These wheels are adorned with heavy-duty 37×12.5-inch BFGoodrich tires designed for competition use, and conceal the vented disc brakes outfitted with Alcon calipers.

2023 Ford Bronco DR Walk Around

In order to effectively conquer rough terrain, the Bronco DR’s frame is strengthened and protective skid plates are fitted. Additionally, it boasts state-of-the-art Multimatic Positional Selective DSSV dampers, a specialized off-road suspension system for superior stability, and durable billet aluminum lower control arms. This configuration allows for an impressive 15.8 inches of front suspension travel and 17.4 inches at the rear. Furthermore, with its ground clearance measuring at 11.8 inches, the Bronco DR can easily navigate over any obstacles in its path.

The Bronco DR is designed for off-road racing, featuring a set of black vinyl Recaro Pro Racer ORV-XL seats with Sparco safety harnesses. The interior is equipped with various competition-specific gadgets, such as the MoTeC data acquisition system controlled by a device panel, a reverse-view camera, driver ventilation, Safecraft window nets, Kenwood two-way radio, PCI intercom system, Tilton pedal box and brake bias controller, Blue Sea Systems power cutoff switch, Lowrance navigation, and a Ford Performance-branded Sparco flat-bottom steering wheel mounted on a quick-release hub. The MoTeC C187 display also provides crucial information while driving through desert terrain.

In contrast to the V6-equipped Bronco Raptor which emerged victorious in the 2023 Baja 1000, the Bronco DR boasts a formidable 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine under its hood, churning out an impressive 400 horsepower. This power is transferred to all four wheels through a 10R80 transmission and electronic transfer case, borrowed from the F-150. The Bronco DR is also equipped with independent electronically locking front and rear differentials, taking full advantage of the Coyote V8’s torque. Additionally, its final drive ratio is set at 4.70:1, maximizing the potential of the potent V8 engine.

Although the Bronco DR appears unblemished in its pictures, the exact mileage of the vehicle remains a mystery as it lacks an odometer. As an exclusive off-road vehicle, it is not permitted for use on public roads, however, this only adds to its allure.

If you’re excited about the chance to acquire one of the limited 50 Bronco DR models, you have only four days left before the auction closes. As of writing this, the current bid stands at $188,000, but we anticipate it will increase in the coming days. After all, this rugged vehicle originally retailed for over $200,000.With only 50 available, the opportunity to own a Bronco DR is a rare one. But be sure to act fast, as the countdown to the auction’s end has already begun. As of now, the highest bid sits at $188,000, but we predict that number will climb even higher over the next few days. It’s no wonder, considering the original price tag was well over $200,000 for this top-of-the-line off-road machine.

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