Ford revealed today it will finally be putting a V-8-powered Bronco into production. Before you get too excited, no, it’s not a street-legal Wrangler 492 fighter. Instead, the V-8 Bronco will be a race truck designed to take on desert races like the Baja 1000.
Dubbed the Bronco DR, this truck is based on the four-door production Bronco but uses a 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 sourced from the current Mustang GT. Ford is aiming for over 400 hp, but hasn’t released any exact specifications just yet. Motorsport specialists Multimatic are heavily involved, supplying its well-known DSSV dampers as well as the roll cage and lower control arms. There are dozens of other off-road-focused mods, including a transfer case from the F-150, unique front half-shafts, and a rear-mounted radiator. Weight comes in at a hefty 6200 pounds, while 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 tires mean an approach angle of 47 degrees, a departure angle of 37 degrees, and a breakover angle of 33 degrees.
For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.