Ford’s 3.0L Bronco Raptor, designed to best the standard Bronco in looks and performance, can be difficult and expensive to acquire. How else does a Bronco fan level up? Enter Hennessey’s VelociRaptor 400 performance upgrade for all 2.7L trim variants of Ford Bronco. Upping the power and street presence of a standard stock Bronco, the big question is- does it beat a Bronco Raptor?
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Review
The 2022-2023 Bronco Raptor comes with a 3.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6 that produces a hearty 418 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque (the new 3.0-liter EcoBoost in the Bronco Raptor is exclusive to the flagship model and cannot be ordered in any other Bronco trim). The Raptor’s powertrain is mated to Ford’s flawless 10-speed automatic transmission that makes shifts seamless, keeps the SUV thick in the power band when you need it, and is smooth and seamless when cruising down the freeway or driving around town. The combination of the impressive EcoBoost V6 and quick-shifting 10-speed push the Bronco Raptor from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds.
Bronco Raptor Engine
As we’ve seen with Ford’s high-output Ranger and F-150 Raptor, the combination of off-road equipment and the increased power makes the Bronco Raptor’s powertrain less efficient than BIG BEND, BLACK DIAMOND, OUTER BANKS, BADLANDS, WILDTRAK, and EVERGLADES models, which are fitted with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost or 2.7-liter EcoBoost engines. The stock Raptor’s new 3.0-liter EcoBoost averages roughly 16 miles-per-gallon combined between city and highway driving.