American tuning agency Hennessey has turned its consideration to the brand new Ford Bronco, injecting the off-roader with severe efficiency and further all-terrain means.
Hennessey started in 1991 as a builder of extremely high-power variants of American muscle automobiles, and has since established itself as a maker of bespoke, unique creations, such because the 270mph Venom GT and upcoming F5 hypercar.
Nonetheless, the Texan tuner continues to offer intensive improve packages for a wide range of automobiles, and the Ford Bronco SUV is the newest.
The brand new Bronco attracts from the 1966 authentic with a boxy, utilitarian design, and is accessible in two or four-door physique kinds. It additionally options modular physique panels, reminiscent of a detachable hard-top roof, snap-in rear quarter gentle home windows and detachable frameless doorways, and a hose-down inside.
The range-topping Ford Bronco Wildtrak makes use of a 2.7-litre V6, which varieties the idea of Hennessey’s upgraded mannequin. Known as the VelociRaptor 400 Bronco, energy and torque are up by 74bhp and 119Nm respectively, to 405bhp and 682Nm. This propels the SUV from 0-60mph in simply 4.9 seconds.
A high-flow induction system, an upgraded exhaust and new engine mapping are answerable for the efficiency enhance, however Hennessey’s tweaks prolong additional.
Inside, there are Hennessey embroidered headrests and a serial numbered plaque, with one other within the engine bay. The Velociraptor 400 Bronco additionally options Hennessey’s Off-Highway Bundle, which incorporates 18-inch wheels wrapped in 35-inch off-road tyres, VelociRaptor entrance and rear bumpers and retractable side-steps.
Hennessey has additionally ensured that the usual Bronco’s seven off-road modes have been retained.
Talking on the brand new Hennessey-modified Bronco, firm CEO John Hennessey mentioned: “Whether or not you’re on or off-road, extra energy is what our prospects demand, and our VelociRaptor 400 Bronco actually delivers! The brand new Bronco is destined to be an icon and our prospects need their Bronco to face out with enhanced styling and, in fact, extra energy!”
The VelociRaptor 400 Bronco will be had in both two or four-door physique kinds, with or with out a mushy prime, and is proscribed to only 200 models for 2021.
Sadly, the brand new Ford Bronco isn’t obtainable within the UK, however US prospects can decide one up with the Hennessey upgrades fitted for round $80,000, together with a 3-year/36,000-mile guarantee. A stand-alone equipment will also be put in, including $24,950 to the $46,980 value of the bottom automobile.
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