Canadian-Built Ford Bronco DR Sells for Half a Million

You might remember the wild Bronco DR (Desert Racer) that Ford announced back in November 2021 to compete in off-road races such as Mexico’s Baja 1000. Only 50 units were planned, all of them built by Multimatic in Markham, Ontario.

One such creature recently popped up on Bring a Trailer where it managed to sell for as much as $365,000 USD, or about $491,000 CAD. That’s right, nearly half a million loonies. The sum represents a 46-percent increase over the original estimated price.

The Bronco DR is based on the four-door Bronco. The long list of modifications includes a brand-exclusive High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (H.O.S.S.) system offering 15.1 inches of front suspension travel and 17.4 inches of travel in the rear—up 55.1 percent and 58.6 percent, respectively, from the Bronco Badlands. The approach angle is an impressive 47 degrees.

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Then you add 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 tires featuring an advanced Krawl-TEK compound for improved grip on rock and slick surfaces, large air intakes on the upper sides and another on the roof providing additional cooling air, an electric shift-on-the-fly transfer case from the F-150, and brakes with upgraded pads.

As for the engine, Ford selected the third-generation 5.0-litre Coyote V8 and said it would generate more than 400 horsepower.

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This particular example is outfitted with resin transfer molded fiberglass body panels that are unique to the Bronco DR and finished in Mystichrome. The doors are fixed and there aren’t any windows, as you can see. Multimatic also supplied the roll cage for the cabin, which features Recaro Pro Racer ORV-XL race seats with Sparco harnesses, a Sparco steering wheel, configurable Motec C187 display and CAN data acquisition system.

Since the vehicle is not road legal and lacks an odometer, mileage is unknown. We also don’t know if the seller abused of their Bronco DR, or to what extent, but it appears to be in surprisingly mint condition. Make sure you take a look at the photo gallery at the top of the page.

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