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Hennessey Elevates Ford Ranger Raptor to 500-HP 'VelociRaptor 500'

  • 500 bhp production version of the new Hennessey’ VelociRaptor 500′ Ranger boosts factory horsepower output by more than 20 percent
  • Exclusive upgrade available for the 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 in the flagship Ford Ranger Raptor
  • ‘VelociRaptor 500’ Ranger is the most powerful warrantied midsize pickup available today
  • Production to begin Q4 2023
  • Hennessey upgrade package pricing confirmed at MRSP $24,950

 

Sealy, Texas (May 23, 2023) Hennessey, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has announced the development and engineering for the new ‘VelociRaptor 500’ Ranger. The high-performance midsize pickup is based on the all-new 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor, to which Hennessey’s engineers applied their extensive expertise to boost power and improve capability.

The team at Hennessey, which has been ‘making fast cars faster’ for more than 30 years, significantly enhanced the pickup’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. The powerplant is rated at 405 bhp and 430 lb-ft of torque in stock configuration. Thanks to a new high-flow air induction system, a larger front-mounted intercooler, and an engine management software upgrade, Hennessey’s engineers boosted output to 500 bhp and 550 lb-ft of torque.

As is the case with the Hennessey’ VelociRaptor 500′ Bronco Raptor, the powerplant is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission sending power to an all-wheel drive system that has locking front and rear differentials, and a low-range transmission for additional off-road capability. The extra horsepower will further improve the capabilities of the Ranger Raptor, which is fitted with an active exhaust system, Fox 2.5-inch’ Live Valve’ internal bypass shocks, and factory G.O.A.T driving modes: Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Sand, Mud/Ruts, Rock Crawl, Baja, and Tow-Haul.

John Hennessey, company founder and CEO:The VelociRaptor 500 Ranger is an excellent choice for the pickup enthusiast who doesn’t need the capacity of our full-size VelociRaptor 600 F-150. The midsize pickup is incredibly capable and very agile… it’s actually lighter than the Bronco SUV! In addition, our 500-horsepower upgrade will noticeably improve low-end torque, and it’s got a lot more power for those who like to really push their trucks in mud, sand, or on the open road.

Priced from $24,950 – exclusive of the base Ford Ranger Raptor – the VelociRaptor 500 package features enhanced air induction, a high-capacity intercooler with a blow-off valve, and an upgraded engine management system. Hennessey will also transform the exterior with custom VelociRaptor bumpers, LED off-road lights, unique Hennessey 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, 35-inch off-road tires, and ‘VelociRaptor 500’ badging. The interior features Hennessey’s embroidered head restraints, all-weather floor mats, and a unique build number plaque.

 

The new VelociRaptor 500 Ranger will complete an intensive period of R&D at the company’s HQ, private test track, and in extreme conditions both on- and off-road. This rigorous program enables Hennessey to confidently back every Ranger build with its comprehensive 3-year / 36,000-mile warranty. The new Hennessey VelociRaptor 500 Bronco is available to order now through authorized Ford retailers or directly from Hennessey by calling +1 979.885.1300 or visiting HennesseyPerformance.com – international shipping begins in Q4 2023.

Ford Ranger Raptor Engine Upgrades

The Hennessey VelociRaptor 500 Ford Ranger Raptor is a high-performance mid-size truck that has been upgraded with a range of powerful specifications. The best upgrades under the hood features a new high-flow air induction system, a larger front-mounted intercooler, and an engine management software upgrade, boosting power to 500 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque. Its finely-tuned suspension and off-road wheels and tires make it a conqueror of any terrain, daring you to push beyond your limits.

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Hennessey® Performance, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has brought forward production of its new VelociRaptor® 500 Ford Ranger Raptor performance upgrades and modifications package to satisfy high customer demand. The new model is available with output upgraded to 500 bhp @ 5,700 rpm and 550 lb-ft torque @ 3,900 rpm.

Hennessey VelociRaptor 500 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor

Testing for all Hennessey® Performance models begin at the company’s headquarters in Sealy, Texas. Under the guidance of our Research and Development team, each model line is subjected to hundreds of hours of research and development. This helps guarantee that Hennessey® Performance’s 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor performance parts enhance every aspect of the vehicle while retaining complete usability and manufacturer driving modes.

Hennessey VelociRaptor 500 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor

After lab-based evaluation, development moves to Hennessey® Performance’s various on-site dyno bays for live assessment. The final phase sees development models pound the Pennzoil Proving Ground at Hennessey® Performance’s headquarters to evaluate the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor tune upgrade in the real world. Even after each model line is signed-off, every customer vehicle undergoes its series of quality assurance tests, including a detailed test drive by Hennessey® Performance’s engineers.

Hennessey VelociRaptor 500 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor

Customer satisfaction is at the core of every Hennessey® Performance Ford Bronco Raptor performance upgrades and modifications package. Emphasizing this point, the company provides a comprehensive warranty on each 3.0-liter V6 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor VelociRaptor® 500 upgrade to provide total peace of mind. Customers are invited to take final delivery of their new Hennessey® vehicle at the Pennzoil Proving Grounds in Sealy, Texas for the ultimate performance experience.

Hennessey VelociRaptor 500 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor

Performance

Hennessey Performance

Hennessey® Performance, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has brought forward production of its new VelociRaptor® 500 Ford Ranger Raptor performance upgrades and modifications package to satisfy high customer demand. The new model is available in an eye-catching new livery with output upgraded to 500 bhp @ 5,700 rpm and 550 lb-ft torque @ 3,900 rpm.

R&D

Hennessey Performance

Testing for all Hennessey® Performance models begin at the company’s headquarters in Sealy, Texas. Under the guidance of our Research and Development team, each model line is subjected to hundreds of hours of research and development. This helps guarantee that Hennessey® Performance's 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor performance parts enhance every aspect of the vehicle while retaining complete usability and manufacturer driving modes.

Tuning

Hennessey Performance

After lab-based evaluation, development moves to Hennessey® Performance’s various on-site dyno bays for live assessment. The final phase sees development models pound the Pennzoil Proving Ground at Hennessey® Performance’s headquarters to evaluate the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor tune upgrade in the real world. Even after each model line is signed-off, every customer vehicle undergoes its series of quality assurance tests, including a detailed test drive by Hennessey® Performance’s engineers.

Warranty

Hennessey Performance

Customer satisfaction is at the core of every Hennessey® Performance Ford Bronco Raptor performance upgrades and modifications package. Emphasizing this point, the company provides a comprehensive warranty on each 3.0-liter V6 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor VelociRaptor® 500 upgrade to provide total peace of mind. Customers are invited to take final delivery of their new Hennessey® vehicle at the Pennzoil Proving Grounds in Sealy, Texas for the ultimate performance experience.

Upgrades at a Glance

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Hennessey VelociRaptor 500 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor

The VelociRaptor 500 Ranger is an excellent choice for the pickup enthusiast who doesn't need the capacity of our full-size VelociRaptor 600 F-150. The midsize pickup is incredibly capable and very agile... it's actually lighter than the Bronco SUV!

Hennessey VelociRaptor 500 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor

Specifications

Ford Ranger Raptor Upgrades

Combining performance modifications with off road enhancements, the VelociRaptor® 500 upgrade package delivers the Ford Ranger Raptor to a whole new level of capability.

VELOCIRAPTOR® 500

  • 500 bhp @ 5,700 rpm
  • 550 lb-ft torque @ 3,900 rpm
  • Engine Management Software Upgrade
  • High-Flow Air Induction System
  • 18″ Hennessey® Wheels (Incl. Spare)
  • 35″ Off-Road Tires
  • VelociRaptor® Front Bumper with LED Lights
  • VelociRaptor® Rear Bumper Upgrade
  • Professional Installation
  • Chassis Dyno Tuning
  • Road Testing (Up To 500 Miles)
  • Hennessey® Exterior Badging
  • VelociRaptor® Exterior Badging
  • Hennessey® Embroidered Headrests
  • Limited Edition (200 units for 2024)
  • Serial Numbered Plaques in Engine Compartment & Interior
  • 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty

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