Hennessey® VelociRaptor® upgrade achieves 411 bhp output for all-new 2022 Ford Bronco 4×4 SUV
Hennessey®, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has brought forward production of its new VelociRaptor® 400 Bronco to satisfy high customer demand. The new model is available in an eye-catching new livery with output upgraded to 411 bhp @ 4,400 rpm and 603 lb-ft torque @ 3,200 rpm.
The Hennessey® team accelerated the car’s production timings with engineering teams working hard to finalize R&D to deliver a first-class product to customers across the US and around the world.
John Hennessey, company founder and CEO: “Since we announced our plans for the Bronco mid-last year, we’ve been inundated with customer requests to take our upgraded version. For so many of our customers, the Bronco is a special car they’ve always loved – now we can give them a VelociRaptor® 400 Bronco with the power and style to make it a truly special vehicle.”
Hennessey®’s engineering team enhances the stock 2.7-liter, twin-turbocharged, V6 powerplant with an all-new intake and exhaust system, engine recalibration and larger front-mounted intercooler system, to extract 411 bhp and more than 600 lb-ft torque from the stock Bronco Badlands model. The VelociRaptor® enhancements enable the off-road capable 4×4 to hit 60 mph from standstill in just 4.9 seconds.
The new Hennessey® livery option pairs VelociRaptor® and Hennessey® badging with distinctive double bonnet stripes that extend onto the roof. Additionally, each side sees a distinctive ‘D-shape’ line graphic and a ‘number 1’ on the driver / passenger door. Customers may individualize their Bronco further with 35-inch off-road tires on 18-inch Hennessey® wheels; front and rear VelociRaptor® bumpers; retractable side steps; and VelociRaptor® branding.
Thanks to the extensive Hennessey® R&D process, the Bronco’s driving modes and off-road systems are retained, plus Hennessey® provides a 3-year / 36,000-mile warranty.
The new Hennessey® VelociRaptor® 400 Bronco will make its public debut in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the Barrett-Jackson collectable car auction. Customer deliveries begin immediately after the public debut with production limited to just 200 units for the year. New orders for the two- or four-door version, with or without a soft-top, can be placed through authorized Ford retailers, or directly with Hennessey®, by calling +1 979.885.1300 or visiting HennesseyPerformance.com.
Jon Visscher: Jon.Visscher@comm.co.uk
Based in Sealy, Texas, the Hennessey® business comprises Hennessey Special Vehicles, Hennessey Performance (HPE), Tuner School®, and the Lonestar Motorsports Park. The company has re-engineered more than 12,000 vehicles for performance enthusiasts from around the world to deliver unparalleled driving thrills. Alongside modifying a diverse range of sports, and muscle cars since 1991, the company also applies its high-performance expertise to trucks and SUVs – and boasts its own hypercars – the Venom GT and the Venom F5.
Every Hennessey® product is dyno-proven, fully track-tested, street-legal and warrantied. Customers can choose from road-ready performance-enhanced cars by Hennessey® from a wide variety of brands including Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford and Jeep in addition to benefitting from a host of high-performance upgrades.
With its own test track, engineering curriculum for aspiring tuners, more than 80 team members and capacity to work on 40-50 vehicles at a time, Hennessey® Performance is one of the world’s leading specialist vehicle engineering companies. The new 6.6-litre V8 Venom F5 hypercar is set for customer deliveries in 2022. Boasting 1,817 hp and a +311 mph top speed, the company is guaranteed to deliver like never before on its mission of ‘making fast cars faster’.
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