Hennessey has started customer deliveries of its new 500 bhp VelociRaptor 500 Bronco Raptor following the completion of cold weather testing in Colorado, the Texas-based tuner announced.
Hennessey engineers have upgraded the Ford Bronco with a high-capacity intercooler and proprietary engine management system tuning for improved charge cooling and increased intake boost to enhance output. Total system power is rated at a dyno-proven 500 hp and 550 lb.-ft. of torque – earning Hennessey’s ‘VelociRaptor 500’ nameplate, the company said.
“The VelociRaptor 500 Bronco is one of our most agile and capable off-road offerings — it’s nearly unstoppable off the pavement,” said John Hennessey, company founder and CEO. “Our 500 horsepower upgrade pairs perfectly with Ford’s rugged Bronco Raptor 4×4 as we improve upon the factory’s high-performance offering and enhance it with more power and a more aggressive appearance.”
Priced from $28,950 – exclusive of the base Ford Bronco Raptor – the VelociRaptor 500 package features enhanced air induction, a high-capacity intercooler with a blow-off valve, and an upgraded engine-management system to boost the performance of its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. Hennessey transforms the exterior with custom VelociRaptor bumpers, LED off-road lights, unique Hennessey 10-spoke alloy wheels, and VelociRaptor 500 Bronco badging. The interior features Hennessey’s embroidered head restraints, all-weather floor mats, and a unique build number plaque.
Specifications: Hennessey VelociRaptor 500 Bronco
- 500 hp
- 550 lb.-ft. torque
Upgrades to Standard Bronco Raptor
- 0L TWIN-TURBO V6
- Engine Management Software Upgrade
- High-Flow Air Induction System
- 18-inch Hennessey Wheels (with 37-inch tires)
- Larger front-mounted intercooler system
- Upgraded Electronic Fold Out Steps
- VelociRaptor Front Bumper with LED Lights
- VelociRaptor Rear Bumper Upgrade
- Hennessey & VelociRaptor Exterior Badges
- Hennessey Embroidered Headrests
- Serial Numbered Plaques in Engine Compartment & Interior