USA gets Ranger VelociRaptor with 270kW/600Nm petrol engine

Ford’s Ranger Raptor has been on sale in South Africa for a while now and it’s safe to say that it’s quite a stunning thing.

Oddly, the Raptor isn’t offered in the USA. On that side of the world, the only option available is a 2.3-litre turbocharged petrol Ranger.

That hasn’t stopped Hennessey from building its own Raptor-like vehicle, called the Ranger VelociRaptor.

The Hennessey upgrade includes a power boost, thanks to a software upgrade and a stainless steel exhaust system. The power figures are claimed to be 270kW and 600Nm of torque, which enough for a 0-100km/h sprint time of around five seconds.

The VelociRaptor also comes with BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres, steel bumper and LED lights.

Check out the video below to see and hear it in action.