The Ford Bronco DR was revealed nearly two years ago as a racing version of the regular, road-going SUV, one packing a host of factory features, albeit powered by the Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote engine. Early this year, a group of journalists was able to test out the hardcore desert racer, and it received unanimously positive reviews, perhaps unsurprisingly. However, we had yet to see a Ford Bronco DR sans any sort of livery – at least until now, as photos and a video of this plain white example were recently posted in the Bronco6x Facebook group.
From what we can gather, it seems as if this Ford Bronco DR was recently delivered to Sewell Ford in Odessa, Texas, which is notable because The Blue Oval isn’t building many of them – just 50, to be exact, each with a starting price of $295,000. As we can see here, each Bronco DR is shipped as a body-in-white vehicle from the Michigan Assembly plant to the Multimatic facility in Markham, Ontario, Canada. where further modifications are made. Body-in-white vehicles are essentially an unpainted body and frame that are not yet equipped with any suspension components or sub-frame assemblies.
Otherwise, it’s pretty easy to tell a Bronco DR apart from a regular Bronco, thanks to unique features including a large tubular metal bumper and roof-mounted LED light bar, red tow hooks, as well as a red “R” in the front grille, resin transfer molded (RTM) fiberglass body panels, and beadlock wheels wrapped with 37×12.5R17 BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 tires.
In terms of suspension upgrades, the Ford Bronco DR has a lot of them as well, including an enhanced version of the road-legal Bronco’s High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (H.O.S.S.) system, Multimatic Positional Selective DSSV Dampers, and Multimatic-designed billet aluminum lower control arms.