Here’s How the 2019 Hennessey VelociRaptor Ranger Sounds Like

Ford Performance offers the Ranger Raptor just about everywhere except for the United States. But in that part of the world, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost and 10-speed automatic make a great team from the get-go.
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What about those people who would like the off-road chops of the Ranger Raptor, and then some more? Enter Hennessey Performance Engineering with the VelociRaptor, “a great little truck” made “supreme” by 360 horsepower, 440 pound-feet of torque, and BF Goodrich KM2 tires.

Limited to 500 units for the 2019 model year, each example of the breed comes with a serialized plaque in the engine compartment and another one for the interior. The Texas-based tuner quotes 4.9 seconds to 60 miles per hour as opposed to 7.4 seconds stock, but what about the quarter-mile run?

13.9 seconds at 101 miles per hour doesn’t sound bad at all, more so if you consider the Range without mods is capable of 15.2 seconds at 91 mph. The secret to this performance is the software upgrade for the ECU, performance exhaust system, and Stage 1 coilover suspension with a 4” lift kit from ICON.

Wrapped in 18-inch alloy wheels, the no-nonsense 287/70 R18 tires also ensure the VelociRaptor Ranger can tackle whatever you fancy off the beaten track. Both the front and rear bumpers are different from the bone-stock model, along with the front grille and exterior badging.

Auxiliary LED lighting is also included, along with professional installation, dyno tuning, road testing, and limited coverage for three years or 36,000 miles. Care to guess how much Hennessey wants for these upgrades, excluding the donor vehicle?

That would boil down to $19,950 including shipping, thank you! If you’re willing to buy the lot from Hennessey, make that $64,950 including the donor vehicle. There is no mistaking that’s a lot of green dollar bills, but nevertheless, would you prefer a Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison by American Expedition Vehicles over the VelociRaptor?

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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