Hennessey Velociraptor Ranger turns the Ford Ranger Raptor for mild to wild
The Ford Ranger Raptor is supposed to be with most extreme version of Ford’s popular mid-size pick-up, the Ranger. However, American tuning arm Hennessey thought the standard American-spec Ranger Raptor wasn’t quite good enough. So they turned things up a bit.
To start off with, they raised the suspension six inches, care of Hennessey’s Stage 1 off-road suspension upgrade (four-inch lift). Then, they added a brutish set of 17-inch Hennessey alloys that are shod with BFG A/T 285/70 R17 rubber.
Additional cosmetic changes that set the Velociraptor apart from the standard Ranger Raptor include LEDs front and rear, fender flairs and a roof-mounted LED light bar, and of course, a smattering of Hennessey and Velociraptor badges.
Now, the Velociraptor Ranger wouldn’t be a true Hennessey without some engine tweaks. And, happily, Hennessey has tinkered around under the bonnet. The 2.3 litre four-cylinder petrol EcoBoost – a la Mustang and Focus RS – and they’ve given it an ECU tune, improving air flow by fitting a new high-flow air induction system, and by utilising a steel catback exhaust system. Total power and torque have been increased from 201kW and 420Nm to 260kW at 6000rpm and 521Nm at 3800rpm.
Just 500 of the Velociraptor Rangers will be made, each with their own individually numbered plaque in the engine bay and interior.