Of course, the new Hennessey Ford Bronco doesn’t actually have 1 million horsepower. However, it might as well have. That is kind of the ethos at Hennessey. To give an example, the Hennessey Venom F5 makes 1,817 hp and supposedly can hit 300 mph. Again, this isn’t 1 million, but it really might as well be. So, what kind of sorcery did Hennessey do this time to make a 2021 Ford Bronco fit in with the crew?
The Hennessey VelociRaptor 400 Bronco is a force
According to Ford Authority, Hennessey revealed the VelociRaptor V8 Bronco back in October of last year, promising 750 horsepower from a supercharged Ford 5.0L Coyote V8. Although this is kind of Hennessey’s thing, PaxPower is also talking about building a Coyote V8-powered Ford Bronco. While this might seem like too much, Ford has stated that it has no plans of building a V8 Bronco themselves, so PaxPower and Hennessey might have an open field with this.
If the V8 Bronco isn’t your scene, then this new V6 VelociRaptor should get your goat. The Hennessey VelociRaptor 400 Bronco is powered by Ford’s 2.7-L EcoBoost V6, which has been treated to a host of modifications to boost output. The modifications include a tune, a new air-induction system, a custom exhaust, and new software for the ECU. All of these add-ons stack up to make a 2021 Ford Bronco with 405 hp and 503 lb-ft of torque.
Hennessey says that those power boosts allow the VelociRaptor Bronco to do 0-60 in just 4.9 seconds. Again, there are many fast cars on the planet these days, but for a boxy 4×4, this is as fast (or faster) than it could ever need to be, making its hp figures somewhat irrelevant. It might as well have 1 million horsepower.
Can the standard 2021 Ford Bronco handle this power?
As Ford Authority mentions, the 2021 Ford Bronco with the V6 has the 10R60 10-speed automatic transmission. This is the same transmission found in the Ford Explorer. The 10R60 is only rated to handle 424 lb-ft of torque when paired with the 2.7-liter V6.
This means that all those Hennessey mods are too much power for the stock transmission to handle. Maybe Hennessey will take the stronger 10R80 automatic transmission from the Ford Mustang to handle the added power – although the Ford Mustang’s Transmissions haven’t had the best track record, as of late.
This Bronco offers more than just power
Aside from gobs of extra power, the Hennessey VelociRaptor 400 Bronco also gets a pile of rad aesthetic and practical off-road options. The souped-up Ford Bronco offers unique 18-inch wheels, 35-inch off-road tires, VelociRaptor bumpers and badges, and power-retractable side steps.
Like the regular 2021 Ford Bronco, the Hennessey Bronco is available in either two- or four-door configurations. Pricing for these hopped-up Broncos is said to start around $80,000. Considering that is basically the cost of the new Hemi-powered Jeep Wrangler, there is an argument to be made that it isn’t a half-bad deal.
Unfortunately, before anyone can start mashing around in the juiced-up Hennessey Bronco, Ford – and the rest of the automakers – are going to have to get these production delays and parts shortages under control. Wait times for the 2021 Ford Bronco are still outrageous and show little sign of getting better any time soon. Until then, we will just have to enjoy some pictures and videos of the Bronco.