2019 Hennessey VelociRaptor Ranger Ford Should Be Afraid Of

A premature baby Raptor angry as hell

Shopping for a Ford Ranger Raptor for sale? North Americans will need to wait a few years but HPE steps in with the limited, 350-hp 2019 VelociRaptor Ranger.

We’ll need to wait a few years until Ford officially releases a Raptor variant of their mid-size pickup. Meantime, Hennessey steps in with a Ranger Raptor for sale now with this badass little VelociRaptor, ramping up horsepower from 270 to 350 bhp @ 6,000 rpm and torque from 310 to 385 lb.ft. @ 3,800 rpm over the stock 2019 Ranger.

Ranger Raptor Price from Hennessey

At US$64,950, that’s not a bad price considering what’s in-store, plus the 2019 truck is included here. But the Texas-based company is only making 500 units available with a 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty.

Already own a 2019 Ranger? If you’re looking to do this upgrade yourself, expect to pay $19,950 plus vehicle shipping.

When’s the official Ranger Raptor Coming Out Anyways?

Ford brought the Ranger back to North America for 2019 as a late lifecycle model — TractionLife.com was one of the first to review the new Ranger last year, check out our review here.

Ford’s decision to bring the Ranger officially back for 2019 was a good one as small trucks are gaining popularity — they’re smaller than full-size trucks yet look aggressive, offer decent performance, and will actually fit in your garage.

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If you’re shopping for a new small truck, check out Mid-Size Trucks Are Back (Forget the Big Pickups) – Our Buyer’s Guide

But the first thing people will ask is when’s the Baby Raptor coming out?! The Ford Ranger Raptor has been selling in other markets already while North American dealerships can expect the popular little haulers sometime in 2022 or 2023.

That’s way too long. That’s why the world has Texas-based Hennessey Performance.

Badass Baby Raptor Built for Off-Roading: Key Features

As you’d imagine, HPE levelled-up pretty much everything over the stock Ranger. For starters, this VelociRaptor sits 4-inches higher thanks to a Stage 1 off-road suspension upgrade to floss this beasts off-road chops. Paired to Hennessey 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in BFG off-road rubber, this version overall stands 6-inches higher than a stock Ranger.

2019 Hennessey VelociRaptor Ford Ranger side view
The price for the 2019 Hennessey VelociRaptor Ranger upgrade is $64,950 which includes a new 2019 Ford Ranger truck. Photo: Hennessey

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Add a menacing front bumper with LED lights and optional winch upgrade, plus an optional roof-mounted LED light bar you see here, we think Ford engineers should seriously take notes of the Hennessey VelociRaptor Ranger.

The stock 2.3L turbo EcoBoost engine is alright putting down 270-hp, but an 80-hp bump never hurts. Neither does a bump in torque to help this Ranger propel over uncompromising terrain a little easier.

A stainless steel catback exhaust system and new high-flow air induction system enhances the exhaust notes while offering better air flow, while ECU tuning improves boost duties — all helping this aftermarket Raptor reach 60 mph in 6.1-seconds (shaving off 1.3-seconds over stock).

Learn more about the 2019 Hennessey VelociRaptor Ford Ranger here.

2019 Hennessey VelociRaptor Ford Ranger rear view
This Ranger Raptor gets a Stage 1 off-road suspension upgrade which lifts the vehicle by 4-inches. Photo: Hennessey

Amee Reehalhttp://www.ameereehal.com/
Shooting cars professionally since film was a thing, Amee's work has appeared in various outlets including NBC Sports, Chicago Tribune, SuperStreet, GlobeDrive, MotorTrend, and others. He's the managing editor & founder of TractionLife.com. Find him travelling, spending time with his kids and family. Or golfing, poorly.