Hennessey Unveils a 500-HP VelociRaptor Kit For The Ford Bronco

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Around this same time last year, Hennessey Performance Engineering unveiled its ultra-high-performance take on Ford’s revived Bronco model with the 750-hp HPE Bronco VelociRaptor V8. However, with a nearly quarter-million-dollar price tag and production limited to only 24 units, this Baja-grade Bronco was unsurprisingly out of most drivers’ reach. Well aware of this reality, the famed American tuning outfit has now unveiled a thoroughly capable but more affordable VelociRaptor 500 upgrade package for the Blue Oval’s new Bronco Raptor. 

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This Hennessey-tuned Bronco Raptor upgrade package includes a slew of performance parts as well as a collection of off-road bits. This includes an engine management software upgrade, high-flow filters paired with an up-specced exhaust system, and an upgraded heat exchange. These changes collectively allow for a 20% bump in power, with the Bronco VelociRaptor 500 now cranking out 550ft-lbs of torque and 500hp — with the latter figure presumably giving the VelociRaptor model its name. Under the hood, the upgraded Bronco Raptor also sports a serial-numbered engine bay plaque.

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Bolstering the already-capable Bronco Raptor’s go-anywhere abilities are a slew of off-road upgrades including a set of 18” Hennessey alloy wheels shod in 37” off-road tires, a front and rear leveling kit, a VelociRaptor rear bumper upgrade, and a VelociRaptor front bumper with pod fog-lights. The exterior of the 4×4 also gets special Hennessey and VelociRaptor badging, and a Heritage Edition livery while the interior of the Bronco gets Hennessey-embroidered headrests. In addition to boasting chassis Dyno tuning, the price of the kit also includes professional installation, 500 miles of road testing, and a three-year (or 36,000-mile) comprehensive Hennessey warranty. In total, HPE will only be producing 200 units (for the 2023 model year).

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The Hennessey Performance Engineering Bronco VelociRaptor 500 upgrade kit is available now, with pricing set at $32,950 — which obviously does not include the $68,500 Bronco Raptor donor.