The Hennessey VelociRaptor 400 Bronco Is Powerful And Quick, As If We’d Have It Any Other Way: News

It'll do 0-60 in 4.9 seconds, according to the tuner

2021 Hennessey Velociraptor 400 Bronco
Hennessey VelociRaptor 400 Bronco (Image: Hennessey)

The Hennessey VelociRaptor 400 Bronco makes 405 horsepower and 503 lb-ft of torque.

The Hennessey VelociRaptor 400 Bronco package adds 75 hp to and 88 lb-ft of torque on top of the standard Bronco. All VelociRaptor 400 Broncos are based around the Badlands off-road trim of the standard Bronco. Engineers at Hennessey retuned the Ford 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine, and added new intake and exhaust system, along with a unique off-road package.

Hennessey will only build 200 examples. And if you’re looking for a performance upgrade, unfortunately it won’t come cheap. Including the donor car, the Texas-based builder is asking $80,000 for the VelociRaptor 400 Bronco.

Considering how powerful the current 2.7-liter EcoBoost already is inside the new Ford Bronco, this is an almost alarming amount of power for the truck. Still, the platform seems more than capable to handle the extra grunt. This power will still make its way through Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, as you can’t get the 6-speed manual with the larger V-6.

At this point, Hennessey has made no announcements about tuning the EcoBoost 2.3-liter four-cylinder found in the base Ford Bronco.

Other notable upgrades

Your extra dough gets you an upgraded engine management software system, to go with that upgraded exhaust system. Hennessey also added a high-flow air induction system. The VelociRaptor 400 Bronco gets bespoke 18-inch wheels and 35-inch off-road tires.

Other additions include upgraded electronic fold-out steps, a “VelociRaptor” front bumper with LED lights, and an upgraded rear bumper. You also get Hennessey/VelociRaptor badging, Hennessey-embroidered headrests and a serial numbered plaque inside and in the engine bay. For what it’s worth, the firm also notes the price includes a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.

The Hennessey 400 Bronco may get a bigger brother – with a 750 horsepower V8

This may just be the start, too. Hennessey has indicated that they are working on a 750 horsepower V-8 for their next Bronco project. Word has it the tuner’s using a supercharged 5.0-liter Coyote V8, while sticking with the 10-speed automatic. Pricing for this one will likely be even steeper, and could start at $225,000 before shipping. According to reports, only 24 examples will be built. It’s possible that the off-roader will be called the Hennessey VelociRaptor 750 Bronco, or something along those lines. That one will be a monster, and may hit 60 mph in around 4.5 seconds.

Still, if you don’t have that kind of cash, the standard Bronco should pack enough off-road goodness for most of us:

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.