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Hennessey Reveals Plans for 750-HP 2021 Ford Bronco VelociRaptor V8

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 10/30/2020 Connor Hoffman
a truck cake sitting on top of a car: Hennessey will swap out the Bronco's 2.7-liter V-6 for a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 and claims it'll hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. © Hennessey Hennessey will swap out the Bronco's 2.7-liter V-6 for a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 and claims it'll hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
  • Hennessey Performance Engineering has announced its latest engine-swapped car: the 2021 Ford Bronco VelociRaptor V8.
  • It'll be powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 that'll produce 750 horsepower, and it's claimed to hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
  • Only 24 will be made, and they will cost $225,000.

There are higher-performance Ford Bronco models coming. We know because Ford told us, and one of them should be an even more capable Raptor or Warthog model built for high-speed off-roading. However, Ford has also said that there won't be a V-8-powered Bronco and that the 2.7-liter V-6 will have just enough power to satisfy customers—even though the Jeep Wrangler is getting eight cylinders. Well, if you're not a typical Ford customer, Hennessey Performance Engineering has the answer: a Bronco with a supercharged V-8 called the VelociRaptor.

Hennessey's Bronco VelociRaptor will be available on either the two- or four-door 2021 models, and it will replace the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine with a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 and pair it with Ford's 10-speed automatic transmission. The result is 750 horsepower, up 440 from the V-6's 310 ponies, and Hennessey claims it'll be able to reach 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

Hopefully you can order the VelociRaptor V8 Bronco without Hennessey's custom livery (pictured above), and it will be distinguished by a bulging hood scoop, custom bumpers, aluminum wheels, and Hennessey badging all over the place. Hennessey says it has an upgraded off-road suspension and tires, but it looks to just have the factory-equipped, off-road-focused Sasquatch package, which adds 35-inch tires and heavy-duty Bilstein shock absorbers.

Hennessey says that it's only making 24 of these 750-hp V-8-powered Broncos, and they will start at $225,000, which includes the cost of a new 2021 Bronco. The package is available on both the two- and four-door Broncos, and it will come with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty and a lot of clout.

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