October 4, 2022
Sealy, Texas (October 4, 2022) – Hennessey® the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, announces the arrival of its all-new Bronco VelociRaptor® 500 — the eighth VelociRaptor® model to come from Hennessey®’s development team.
Engineered to be more potent and capable than Ford’s factory Bronco Raptor, Hennessey®’s engineers applied their expertise to the 4×4’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. A new high-capacity intercooler, proprietary engine management system tuning, and high–flow exhaust modifications allow the Bronco VelociRaptor® 500 to deliver nearly 20 percent more output – 500 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of terrain conquering torque!
The new high-output Hennessey® model increases capability and adrenaline in every scenario, adding serious speed on road and ratcheting-up off-road ability. But Hennessey® didn’t stop there. Their engineering team boosts road presence and style by lifting the vehicle three inches and offering its Hennessey® Heritage graphics, adorned with a Hennessey® bucking bronco.
Priced from $32,950 – exclusive of the base Ford Bronco Raptor – the VelociRaptor® 500 package features enhanced air induction, a high-capacity intercooler with blow-off valve, and an upgraded engine-management system to boost performance of its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. Hennessey® transforms the exterior with custom VelociRaptor® bumpers, unique Hennessey® 10-spoke alloy wheels, Hennessey® Heritage graphics, and VelociRaptor® 500 Bronco badging. The interior features Hennessey®’s embroidered head restraints, all-weather floor mats, and unique plaque.
Following an intensive period of R&D, every Hennessey® VelociRaptor® 500 Bronco is road-tested at the company’s private test track. Hennessey® prides itself on the reliability of its vehicles and quality of its workmanship, backing up every Bronco build with its comprehensive 3-year / 36,000-mile warranty. Available for international shipping, the new Hennessey® VelociRaptor® 500 Bronco is available now through authorized Ford retailers or directly from Hennessey®, by calling +1 979.885.1300 or visiting HennesseyPerformance.com.
Specifications: Hennessey VelociRaptor 500 Bronco
550 lb-ft torque
UPGRADES TO STANDARD BRONCO RAPTOR
3.0L TWIN-TURBO V6
Engine Management Software Upgrade
Upgraded Stainless Steel Exhaust System
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
Limited Edition (200 units)
Serial Numbered Plaques in Engine Compartment & Interior
Chassis Dyno Tuning & Road Testing
3-year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty
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 85 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’.
About John Hennessey
As the company founder and CEO, John Hennessey lives and breathes fast, fun cars. John developed a passion for performance while competing at world-renowned motorsport events, including Pikes Peak, the Silver State Classic, and the Bonneville Salt Flats (where he set a class world record).
What started in 1991, modifying imports out of his garage, soon morphed into building 1,000-horsepower twin-turbo Dodge Vipers that gained international recognition in car magazines such as Motor Trend, Car and Driver, Top Gear, and Road and Track.
Known as an American icon of speed, John has achieved his vision to be the top automotive tuner and builder in the U.S. With a global sales footprint covering the U.S., Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East, he continues to find ways to engineer greater performance from some of the world’s most iconic vehicles alongside the creation of the company’s world-class hypercar – the Hennessey Venom F5.
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