As the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor debuted this week, Hennessey Performance Engineering has gone ahead to announce that it will begin producing its VelociRaptor Bronco 400 package, with 411 horsepower and a meaty 603 lb-ft of torque from its 2.7L EcoBoost V6. That’s a jump of 81 hp, and 188 lb-ft of torque. Pricing is expected to start at around $80,000, which includes the necessary Bronco Badlands to modify. About 200 are targeted to be made this year.
Hennessey Ford Bronco VelociRaptor 400 achieves its power gains through an all-new intake and exhaust system, engine recalibration tune, and larger front-mounted intercooler system. 0-60 is expected to be just 4.5 seconds.
Looks-wise, the Hennessey Velociraptor Bronco 400 also features a race truck-inspired livery that features both VelociRaptor and Hennessey badging as well as double bonnet stripes that are positioned both on the sides and roof of the vehicle. A number 1 racing decal draws your attention to both driver and passenger door panels and the 35-inch off-road tires on 18-inch Hennessey wheels complete the VelociRaptor signature look. The interior sees embroidered headrests.
Hennessey Performance does not mention anything about suspension, other than it retains off-road modes that come standard on the Badlands edition. So ultimately you’re paying for an engine tune and some graphics. It’s also a change up from the Hennessey F-150 VelociRaptor, which is based on the F-150 Raptor itself. The Bronco VelociRaptor is based on the standard Bronco, and not the Raptor version.
Should you wait for a 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, you’ll get a suite of integrated off-road hardware, such as a completely redone chassis featuring a fully boxed frame for more rigidity, longer travel suspension, Fox Racing Live Valve Dampers, 37-inch KO2 tires, and a larger 3.0L EcoBoost V6 engine, with an estimated 400 hp, but that number is expected to climb. Plus, the official BRaptor starts cheaper than the Hennessey Velociraptor, at $69,995 USD.