- Source: Hennessey Performance

The Ford Bronco is now sports car fast

Thank you, Hennessey.

11w ago

It wouldn't be erroneous to state that the Ford Bronco was one of the most anticipated car of this year. It was the feisty good news that kept us automotive fanatics elated amidst the pandemic and financial crisis. Ford haughtily showed how brilliant it is while traversing off the beaten path and how great it looks combining elements of the original Bronco with the new ones. It also got nat-asp and turbo-petrol powertrains for slyly munching miles after miles. While a step that nobody aspired to take because no one required it, here is Hennessey which has already made its plans public of fabricating 24 units of what it christens the 'Hennessey Ford Bronco VelociRaptor' with 750 hp from a supercharged V8.

This is the standard model.

This is the standard model.

It is more likely that you might be interested in the figures than the looks as that is the only differentiating factor here, albeit a big one. Here goes: 5.0-litre V8 supercharged with 400 lb-ft (542 Nm) mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Interesting! Hennessey estimates the car to hit a tonne in 4.5 seconds but I personally think it will shave off half a second further.

All's great but how do you recognise the car from the front? Parade it with squint eyes? No. Take a magnifying glass with you? Nah, come on! There are some distinctive elements such as a new hood with a vent for inviting air and a stainless steel exhaust. The hooligan also gets additional functional bits such as an air to water intercooler, high flow air induction and also an upgraded fuel system. The suspension has been upgraded (for augmented nimbleness). The tyre and wheel size has also been increased. There are new front and rear bumpers with LED lighting. As for the interior, the seats get custom leather upholstery.

The intention behind the founder John Hennessey was to launch the ultimate Ford Bronco. This iteration will be available from Ford's dealerships as well as from Hennessey and is tagged with a 3 year or 36,000-mile warranty package. What do you make of it?

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