Hennessey Begins Bronco VelociRaptor Production

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

  • 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

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at ahecht@cahabamedia.com.

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