• Feb 10th 2010 at 3:58PM
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Hennessey has worked its magic on the new Ford F150 Raptor and as you'd expect, the primary addition to FoMoCo's Dakar-ready pickup is... power. Meet the Hennessey VelociRaptor.

With the knowledge that Ford's engineers know infinitely more about suspension tuning, Hennessey has focused the majority of its efforts under the hood, slapping a Whipple supercharger onto the Raptor's 5.4-liter V8 and ramping output to 501 horsepower (at 5,100 rpm) and 520 pound-feet of torque (at 3,200 rpm). Combined with the 9.1 pounds of boost, a K&N intake, upgraded fuel injectors, a stainless steel exhaust and headers, and then tuned with a reflashed ECU, the VelociRaptor's 0-60 time has been reduced from 8.4 to 5.6 seconds with the quarter mile dispatched in 14.1 seconds at 97 mph.

Hennessey plans to create 100 VelociRaptors each year, with the full kit coming in at $10,950 or the Hennessey-installed solution for $14,995, which includes a one-year warranty. Full stats and breakdown after the jump, along with a video of the VelociRaptor running the traps.

VelociRaptor 500
500+ HP Supercharged Upgrade from Hennessey Performance

• 501 bhp @ 5,100 rpm
• 520 lb-ft torque @ 3,200 rpm

• 0 - 60 mph: 5.6 sec.
• 1/4 mile: 14.1 @ 97 mph

The VelociRaptor 500 Upgrade Includes:
• Supercharger System (9 psi)
• K&N Air Filter
• Custom Fuel Rails
• Upgraded Fuel Injectors
• Stainless Steel Headers
• Stainless Steel Exhaust System
• Custom Engine Management Software Calibration
• All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids
• Exterior Hennessey Emblem on Tailgate
• VelociRaptor 500 Badging
• Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
• Professional Installation
• 1 Year / 12,000 Mile Warranty

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Such a lovely beast.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hennessey is a first-class D-bag. I wouldn't touch any of his outfit's vehicles with a ten-foot-pole.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No, no, and yes.

        I think potential customers have every right to be put off when the owner of a company makes public comments calling his current customers "c*cksuckers" and "Internet nutswingers." I'm sure you're really sick of hearing about that forum thread, but that was only the most conspicuous of Hennessey's outbursts.

        And c'mon--like you wouldn't be put off Ford if Mullaly jumped on the keyboard and called his customers the same names?

        Bottom line, when you make an ass of yourself in public, it's not the public's responsibility to get over it. It's your responsibility to make it right.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a whipple, i'm sure you can buy yourself one and save a ton of money.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You have to consider this. You're not just paying for the parts. You're paying for the R&D involved to make the power it includes without risking destroying your truck or your engine exploding.

        Anyone can bolt on some parts. Getting those parts to work with the engine, consistently, safely and reliably, and be warrantied? That is a LOT more work.

        I suppose I shouldn't be surprised by the trolls rattling off Hennessey Hate when they have no facts to back their statements up. Those rumors have been floating around the internets since 1997 and were the result of a couple of situations where only ONE side of the story was told. Let's apply logic for a moment. If the company was constantly ripping people off and never delivering vehicles and building crap quality products...

        ...they wouldn't still be around, getting the praise they do from the media, from their owners and from enthusiasts in general. That tells you that, at the very least, most of his customers are happy. Otherwise, he wouldn't still be in business and reputable publications like AutoBlog, Car & Driver, etc wouldn't still be touting his goods as amazing.

        This is the internet though, so people are going to continue to propagate rumors, facts be damned.

        That said, the truck is wicked!
        • 5 Years Ago

        We aren't talking about building a racecar here. It's the typical middle-man markup. People already know very well what you can do to Ford's 5.4L motor and yes it is just as easy as bolting the parts on and getting it tuned. The secret is in the tune, that'll determine whether the engine runs healthy and happy for a long time or grenades itself on the first WOT run.

        Whipple kit with fuel injectors: ~$6000
        Long Tube headers ~$1000
        Intake ~$200
        Tune ~$500
        Exhaust ~$800

        So around ~$8,800 for what Hennessey is charging you $10,900+
        • 5 Years Ago
        R&D? It's a 5.4 whipple kit.
        Any jackass can bolt on some parts and call it their own.
        I bet that truck took no more than 2 days to get up and running.

        I don't really comment with henessey hate, because i really don't know the situation.
        What i do know is that they charge way too much for their Ford setups.
        Don't know with the vipers because my viper knowledge is limited, but i do know it doesn't take 80 grand to make a shelby fast, and my opinion is not bias, because i feel that ford jacks you on the KR too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nothing against the truck.. I love it in every way but....

      boy do I feel a wave of Hennessey articles in our near future.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Im a Chevy guy and drive a Silverado, but I cannot deny the pure badassness of this truck. I mean cmon, its called the "Velociraptor" for Pete's sake. Ford is moving in the right direction.
        • 5 Years Ago
        LOL, go home dude.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's one of those trucks that just about everyone can like. It's like the gen 2 Lightning was when it first came out. Doesn't matter if you're a Chevy or Dodge guy, you still stop and say, "Ooo, nice truck."
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Mr. Fastback: I happen to disagree. Raptor gives boner to car-guys regardless of where they connect from. You can't say that about any Lightning ever made, not even close. The worshipping those kind of trucks get is mostly limited to US. To an average European, like me (+Ford fan), Lightning just does not make any sense at all and does not out-balance that with enough appeal over basic F-150.
        This thing IMO is way above anything truck-ish ever made.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'll forgive you for not understanding the American truck market (I'm from Canada btw). The Lightning wasn't designed to make any sense. As much of a fan of Jeremy Clarkson I may be, he didn't get it either when he tested the Lightning. It's too big for the streets in most of Europe, nor is it a practical daily driver. Fair enough. It's as practical as a Lambo because in the truck world that's what it is. It's a silly, balls-out, tire-smoking pickup. The thing goes fast and that's about it. People who like trucks (i.e. not you) look at a Lightning and enjoy what it is. It's just a hot-rod, and if you can't understand quirky attraction of a 13sec pickup, then don't worry about it.

        The Raptor is just as useful as a normal F150, plus it's a pre-runner. Obviously it's better vehicle overall but that's because it's aimed at the complete other end of the truck market.

        p.s. I didn't say "every Lightning ever made" I referenced the Gen2 trucks. The original '93's were neat but no more than a 2WD reg cab with a warmed over 5.8L.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Mr. Fastback: One more time then, it does not make any sense
        >> and does not out-balance that with enough appeal over basic F-150
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wasn't the Lightning F-150 faster with only 375 HP?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah dude, way lighter truck. I think the official time was 13.9 seconds. But this is also a tuned raptor. I've seen plenty of 10 sec Lightnings after a good tuning.
      • 5 Years Ago

      no wait

      • 5 Years Ago
      Why would they bother supercharging the 5.4L when they could do it to the 6.2L and get a lot more power?
        • 5 Years Ago
        they probably had that kit in production since before the Raptor first came out, when it only had the 5.4. but yeah, we all wait eagarly to see what they do with the 6.2
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yup, blown 6.2L will be awesome. I just hope they didn't screw up the tranny. Ford did a lot of work with how it shifts in both 2WD and 4X4.
        Either way, that Raptor is almost in Lightning territory for the 1/4 mile. Sweet...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Omg too many cars I want from Ford; SVT Raptor, new GT500, new 5.0L Mustang, Taurus SHO, new Super Duty, and the new Edge Sport. Too overwhelming!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was gonna mention that too; looks like computer geeks are definitely present at Hennesey.

      But then again, it's unlikely that some guy considering a 2.5" hard drive would mistakenly order an F150 from newegg.com ......
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is a great build..love the Raptor but a stock Raptor get 11mpg city, so with the supercharger will it get like 5-8 mpg now.cause i have a 2003 Lightning that gets 12 mpg(city) and a stock F-150 got 15mpg
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, ain't I ignorant...
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