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Hennessey Elevates Ford Ranger Raptor To 500 BHP ‘VelociRaptor 500’

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Jul 16, 2023 #Ford
  • 500 bhp production version of the new Hennessey ‘VelociRaptor 500’ Ranger boosts factory horsepower output by more than 20 percent
  • Exclusive upgrade available for the 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 in the flagship Ford Ranger Raptor
  • ‘VelociRaptor 500’ Ranger is the most powerful warrantied midsize pickup available today
  • Production to begin Q4 2023
  • Hennessey upgrade package pricing confirmed at MRSP $24,950

Sealy, Texas (May 23, 2023) – Hennessey, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has announced the development and engineering for the new ‘VelociRaptor 500’ Ranger. The high-performance midsize pickup is based on the all-new 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor, to which Hennessey’s engineers applied their extensive expertise to boost power and improve capability.

The team at Hennessey, which has been ‘making fast cars faster’ for more than 30 years, significantly enhanced the pickup’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. The powerplant is rated at 405 bhp and 430 lb-ft of torque in stock configuration. Thanks to a new high-flow air induction system, a larger front-mounted intercooler, and an engine management software upgrade, Hennessey’s engineers boosted output to 500 bhp and 550 lb-ft of torque.

As is the case with the Hennessey ‘VelociRaptor 500’ Bronco Raptor, the powerplant is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission sending power to an all-wheel drive system that has locking front and rear differentials, and a low-range transmission for additional off-road capability. The extra horsepower will further improve the capabilities of the Ranger Raptor, which is fitted with an active exhaust system, Fox 2.5-inch ‘Live Valve’ internal bypass shocks, and factory G.O.A.T driving modes: Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Sand, Mud/Ruts, Rock Crawl, Baja, and Tow-Haul.

John Hennessey, company founder and CEO: “The VelociRaptor 500 Ranger is an excellent choice for the pickup enthusiast who doesn’t need the capacity of our full-size VelociRaptor 600 F-150. The midsize pickup is incredibly capable and very agile… it’s actually lighter than the Bronco SUV! In addition, our 500-horsepower upgrade will noticeably improve low-end torque, and it’s got a lot more power for those who like to really push their trucks in mud, sand, or on the open road.

Priced from $24,950 – exclusive of the base Ford Ranger Raptor – the VelociRaptor 500 package features enhanced air induction, a high-capacity intercooler with a blow-off valve, and an upgraded engine management system. Hennessey will also transform the exterior with custom VelociRaptor bumpers, LED off-road lights, unique Hennessey 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, 35-inch off-road tires, and ‘VelociRaptor 500’ badging. The interior features Hennessey’s embroidered head restraints, all-weather floor mats, and a unique build number plaque.

The new VelociRaptor 500 Ranger will complete an intensive period of R&D at the company’s HQ, private test track, and in extreme conditions both on- and off-road. This rigorous program enables Hennessey to confidently back every Ranger build with its comprehensive 3-year / 36,000-mile warranty. The new Hennessey VelociRaptor 500 Bronco is available to order now through authorized Ford retailers or directly from Hennessey by calling +1 979.885.1300 or visiting HennesseyPerformance.com – international shipping begins in Q4 2023.

Specifications: Hennessey VelociRaptor 500 Ranger

POWER

500 bhp

550 lb-ft torque

 

UPGRADES TO STANDARD RANGER RAPTOR 3.0L TWIN-TURBO V6

Engine Management Software Upgrade

High-Flow Air Induction System

18-inch Hennessey Wheels (with 35-inch tires)

Larger front-mounted intercooler system

 

VelociRaptor Front Bumper with LED Lights

VelociRaptor Rear Bumper Upgrade

Hennessey & VelociRaptor Exterior Badges

Hennessey Embroidered Headrests

Serial Numbered Plaques in Engine Compartment & Interior

 

OTHER

Professional Installation

Chassis Dyno Tuning & Road Testing

Limited Edition (200 units for 2024)

3-year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty

Package prices & contents are subject to change. Contact Hennessey Performance for details.

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