Where the Ford Ranger Raptor in Europe has a 3-liter V6 EcoBoost petrol engine with 292 hp – or a 205 hp 2.0 EcoBlue diesel engine – the US version of the ‘small’ pick-up gets more than 400 hp from the same engine, only. as in the Bronco Raptor. Power where there is still little, Hennessey confirms that with the VelociRaptor 500 they have built a Ranger Raptor with … 500 hp.
a little tickled
It didn’t take much work to achieve this result: a new, larger air intake system, and a bigger cooler to control the temperature. That’s the new engine program needed to achieve the output of 507 hp and 746 Nm. In addition to the power upgrade, Hennessey also fitted the Ranger Raptor with a new bumper, additional lights and 18-inch wheels with 35-inch off-road tires. Inside, the VelociRaptor gets Hennessey headliners, new floor mats and a dashboard with a unique number for each unit.
It’s not cheap
However, it is not an additional horsepower, because the package costs $ 24,950 (23,300 euros) above the purchase price of the Ranger Raptor, which is sold in Belgium from 56,050 euros. Maybe you’d better find a local tuner to get the power out of that EcoBoost-V6…