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2021 Ford Performance Bronco R: Live Photo Gallery

The Ford Bronco R is built to handle off-road scenarios with ease without sacrificing precious speed during racing events. It debuted at the 2019 Baja 1000 race and has spent plenty of time in the sun and sand since then. Recently, Ford Authority was able to see the 2021 Ford Performance Bronco R in the flesh (or sheet metal, as it were) at last year’s SEMA exhibition, and we were thoroughly impressed.

A fence enclosed the Bronco R on a bed of sand to simulate its natural habitat. Obviously, the base vehicle is a 2021 Ford Bronco, but it was taken and improved upon by Ford Performance in order to be able to handle the grueling Baja 1000 race. It sports a custom carbon fiber body designed by the Ford Bronco Studio, maintaining the iconic Bronco styling while making it race-ready, featuring a sporty red, black and gray livery that’s sure to turn heads.

The Bronco R rides on a caged Ford T6 frame, with a custom front independent suspension and custom five-link rear suspension to handle even the toughest terrain. Fox off-road bypass dampers complete the race-ready suspension. The off-road racing SUV rolls on a set of Method 202 Race Series Forged Wheels, sized 17 by 12.5 inches, wrapped in BFG KDR2+ tires sized 27×12.5R17. Spares of these wheels are carried on the custom-built rigging on the rear of the vehicle.

Inside, the 2021 Ford Performance Bronco R has a custom interior designed by the Ford Bronco studio, with Recaro off-road racing seats to ensure driver and passenger comfort.

As for what’s under the hood, this Bronco R is motivated by the peppy Ford 2.7L EcoBoost V6, bolted to The Blue Oval’s 10-speed automatic transmission. It also features a Ford transfer case along with a Ford front differential to facilitate the four-wheel-drive system.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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Comments

  1. Tim

    Do they have “fake”annoying engine noise pumped through a sound system on this one too?

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    1. Dee Hart

      You’re kiddin” right? If one wants to hear exhaust notes, why not throw a Borla or Magnaflow exhaust on their vehicle???

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      1. Tim

        I wish I was kidding Motor Trend has a article on how piped in engine noise is standard on the Bronco. Take one for a test drive, very annoying, and you cannot turn it off.
        Disappointed in Ford for such an idiotic move. At least have a disconnect on it not all of us want to her fake engine noise

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  2. Haredog

    What a bummer that these only come with 27″ tires! That means each race team had to go spend about $3K for 37″ tires!

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