In 1983, Ford introduced the Ranger and has grown steadily in the pickup automotive scene. But it wasn’t until 2010 when Ford decided to introduce the Raptor.
The Raptor is a nameplate used by Ford on its high-performance pickup trucks that include the Ford F-150 and more recently, the Ford Ranger.
2019 Hennessey VelociRaptor Ranger vs 2019 Ford Raptor Drag Race
With the help of the Raptor upgrades in 2010, the Ford Ranger Raptor emerged as one crazy off-roader right off the showroom.
Ready with off-road capabilities with its chassis and powertrain upgrades at a small footprint, it is safe to say that the Ford Ranger Raptor is an exceptional machine.
However, the Ford Ranger Raptor might be lacking when you consider its size, weight, and reputation that precedes its name.
The 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor is carrying a 2.0L Biturbo EcoBlue diesel engine capable of generating 213 hp at 3,750 rpm and 500 Nm of torque at 1,750-2,000 rpm, mated to a 10-speed automatic.
For this reason, Hennessey decided to make a more potent Ranger that can put the Ranger Raptor to shame.
The 360-hp Ranger VelociRaptor
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Hennessey Ranger VelociRaptor Upgrades
The upgraded Hennessey Ranger VelociRaptor can generate 360 hp at 5,600 rpm and 597 Nm of torque at 3,800 rpm with the help of its Engine Management Software Upgrade.
Other upgrades include its Performance Exhaust System, Stage 1 ICON Coilover Suspension Upgrade, custom-made 18-inch alloy wheels, and many more.
Brilliantly constructed for any given road condition
Hennessey’s Stage 1 off-road suspension upgrade combined with its 18-inch alloy and upgraded BFG Mud Terrain TA KM2 tires made the VelociRaptor taller than the Ford Raptor Ranger by approximately 152mm – giving the VelociRaptor better off-roading capabilities.
“The VelociRaptor Ranger is so much fun to drive!” said the company founder & CEO, John Hennessey. “With over 400 lb-ft of torque and 0-60 mph performance in under 5 seconds, our VelociRaptor Ranger delivers an impressive amount of smiles per gallon.”
The Hennessey VelociRaptor gave everyone something to think about
If you prefer the Hennessey Ranger VelociRaptor over the Ford Ranger Raptor, then it would have to cost you more to import this upgraded version.
The Hennessey Ranger VelociRaptor is only based in the U.S. as of this writing. But if you have the means to import one, then by all means.
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Know more about Ford Ranger Raptor 2021
<p>The Ford Ranger Raptor is the brand's entry to the pickup truck segment in the Philippines. This truck is fit for those who think the <a href="https://philkotse.com/ford-ranger-price-philippines" title="Ford Ranger Philkotse Car Guide">standard Ranger</a> does not have enough fearsomeness. It comes with black composite material fenders and a frame-mounted bumper, while the grille features an enlarge Ford typography that is different from the standard model.</p> <p>For quite some time, the pickup truck was being teased in the Philippine market. Ford Philippines promised that the Ranger would have a more powerful option as Ford thought the standard Range is too plain for the local market. As such, the Blue Oval company decided to improve the model's power figures and volume and provide beefier bodywork and tires, hence the Raptor.</p> <p>The American automaker provided several color options for the Ford Ranger Raptor. These colors include Shadow Black, Race Red, Frozen White, Conquer Grey, and Lightning Blue. As for the engine, the truck is only available with a 2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel engine that is partnered with a 10-speed automatic transmission.</p>