Hennessey’s 2019 Ford Ranger Gets 300 And 375 HP Upgrades

It remains unclear if the Ford Ranger Raptor will be sold in the United States, but those who would fancy one have the option of turning to Hennessey Performance, who has announced a series of upgrades for the ‘regular’ 2019 Ranger.

As is typically the case with vehicles from Hennessey, the Texas tuner has developed a series of engines upgrades for Ford’s compact pickup truck. These modifications include a high-flow air induction system, stainless steel catback exhaust, a bespoke engine management software upgrade, and all the necessary gaskets and fluids.

Thanks to these alterations, Hennessey has managed to increase grunt from the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine to 300 hp, up from 270 hp. If that’s not enough, there’s a 375 hp upgrade package, which means you can have a Ranger with more grunt than a Ford Focus RS.

In addition to the engine work, Hennessey can make any 2019 Ranger look fitting of a Raptor badge. Customers can opt for the VelociRaptor front bumper, VelociRaptor rear bumper, 18-inch Hennessey 10-spoke wheels, 33-inch Toyo off-road tires, fender flares, a front suspension leveling kit, and unique badges across the exterior and interior.

Hennessey’s upgrades aren’t as off-road focused as those applied by Ford to the Ranger Raptor. Consequently, a Hennessey Ranger may have the edge in a straight-line but over difficult terrain, the Raptor would probably reign supreme. However, we can’t imagine many Ranger Raptors ever taking their new pickups through off-road tracks.

Note: Regular 2019 Ford Ranger pictured.

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  • eb110americana

    Unfortunately the engine is the best thing about the truck. After watching a review versus the Colorado and Tacoma, it seems Ford’s truck is old and suffering serious flaws competing trucks are not saddled with. For one, the back seat cannot be folded except to get the jack out, and the room back there is terrible.

    • Benjamin B.

      Crew Cab isn’t bad. It’s about the same size as the GMC/Chevy/Holden pickups. The Toyota has a smaller cab.

  • dilligaf

    Simply the best looking truck.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    That’s a crapton of torque.

  • metric

    Some of the worst automotive journalism in that Edmunds video. The “tests” weren’t controlled and quite subjective. They also had their facts wrong, Z71 has a standard locking axle and they stated no locking axle on the Z71. The Ranger popping out of 4L, when he was never in 4L…. This was poorly done!

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