Hennessey reveals just how much their new VelociRaptor Ranger makes by putting it on the dyno.
Last week, Hennessey took the covers off their latest custom pickup upgrade which takes the 2019 Ford Ranger and gives it just a little extra. Since Ford decided not to bring the Ranger Raptor from overseas, Hennessey created their own VelociRaptor Ranger by tweaking the Ranger’s 2.3-L EcoBoost engine with even more power.
At the crank, the VelociRaptor Ranger makes 350 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque, which is 80 more horses and 75 more lb-ft. But how much of that power is being lost to the Ranger’s 10-speed automatic transmission?
Lucky for us, Hennessey shows us just how efficient their upgrades are in their latest YouTube video. The Ranger gives us a few minutes of hearing that turbocharged 4-cylinder work it’s little pistons off, and then we get the final numbers.
On the stock Ranger, rear-wheel horsepower is 243 with rear-wheel torque being 268 lb-ft. That’s 10% power lost to the powertrain. On the VelociRaptor Ranger, rear wheel power is 306 hp with rear-wheel torque 375 lb-ft. That remains 12.5% of power lost to the transmission, but it retains almost all of its torque. That’s pretty remarkable and means that Hennessey’s Ranger will feel WAY more powerful on the road.
In addition to the engine upgrades, Hennessey gave the VelociRaptor Ranger a 4-inch suspension lift, new front and rear bumpers with LED light bars, new 17-inch alloy wheels with BF Goodrich all-terrain tires, and new fender flares to let everyone know this Ranger means business.
And of course, the usual assortment of Hennessey badges and floor mats.
Hennessey plans to make 500 VelociRaptor Rangers for 2019 starting at $64,950, which includes the price of the original Raptor. For what is almost certainly the most powerful and exciting midsize pickup that money can buy, that’s a very fair price.