• Jun 23, 2010
Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 - Click above to watch the video after the jump

Well of course they did. If John Hennessey is known for anything, it's strictly adhering to the "Needs more power!" motif. This guy could watch a shuttle launch and return to his lab plotting a third booster. So yes, Hennessey has slapped two turbochargers onto Ford's batty-yet-burly F150-mutant Raptor 6.2 and produced the VelociRaptor 600 and 800, two products that will nicely compliment the existing Hennessey VelociRaptor 500, a supercharged version of the Raptor 5.4.

Through the magic of forced induction, power grows from the 6.2-liter V8 Raptor's stock 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque to a slightly-goofy 602 hp and 622 lb-ft of twist in the V-Rap 600. Not enough for you? Hennessey either, which is why he's also selling the VelociRaptor 800. Get all the liquids out of your mouth now, as the engine stonks it up to the Texas-sized tune of 810 hp and 745 lb-ft of torque. Can we borrow an exclamation point?

We know what you're thinking -- the Bentley Mulsane's twin-turbo V8 makes 752 pound-feet of torque, besting the Hennessey 800 by seven pounds of twisting force. However, the Hennessey VelociRaptor 800 makes 305 more ponies than the British thoroughbred, weighs less (what doesn't?) and can keep up with the hounds no matter the fox hunt. That said, the Muslanne has a nicer interior. Think we're being silly? We are, because engines like this bend our minds a bit. Remember, 810 hp is nearly 100 hp more than a Ferrari 599XX.

But what if you already have a Raptor 6.2, want more power but don't want two turbochargers? Again, no problem, as Hennessey is also announcing the VelociRaptor 475, that through better breathing and some reprogramming, ups the big V8's output to 475 hp and 485 lb-ft of torque. Dang. Watch the video after the jump.

[Source: Hennessey]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      To the Hennessey haters: What do you think about a company that comes out with more new go fast products, muscle cars, super cars than nearly all the other tuners combined? Did you ever consider the fact that Hennessey must be doing something right even though your impression of them is based on something you read on the chat boards back in 2002? The more you hate the more you embarrass yourselves....
      • 4 Years Ago
      This will be so useful when you..... uh.... when you... gee, sorry. I totally blanked there.

      bonkers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      F-150 is an awful brand of truck. I bought one in 2007 and in less than 35k miles the rotors were shot. The vehicle rides like a bucket of bolts and the cab space is poorly designed. Ford put no thought or effort into this vehicle and the resale value is so low that I'm stuck upside down on my loan on this vehicle for years. Next time I'll buy another brand.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey Hennessey; I've tried your Cognac, is the Ford anything like that?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Will the rest of the drivetrain hold up to that much power?
        • 4 Years Ago
        DipStick: Unfortunately, you hit the nail on the head.
        xiangfeng007
        • 4 Years Ago
        It never changes... The cars do but the same tired concept of throwing turbos on an engine and calling it his own doesn't... Thats my opinion. Thanks for trying to change it but I'm not budging. DONE!I love The World Cup,No one can hate on soccer!My boyfriend thinks the same with me! He is 10 years older than me,lol. i met him via ~agelessmingle.CoooM month ago ,a wonderful place for younger women and older men, or older women and younger men, to interact with each other. Maybe you wanna check out or tell your friends...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think I've found my post apocalypse vehicle.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The 800 would be awesome, but I question the longevity of that motor lasting more than a year (using it properly improper). The 600hp may be the safer boost bet. As would retaining a ruthless lawyer and solid theft insurance, given Hennessey's reputation.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Slap a number on the side, and it's trophy truck time...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would hate to get into an accident with those turbos sitting right behind the bumper.. Or even run into a dirt mound doing what the raper is meant to do.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Can we have some photos of the 800 getting jumped? Wallpaper size would be nice :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is the only truck I would ever buy, and then I will take it 150km/h in the dirt. Hell yeah!
        Miguel
        • 4 Years Ago
        Its' M.P.H. as far as the speed goes, not K.P.H. Keep that crap in the lab, not in my car! This is America so SUCK IT!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Haha, Redline. +1
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd love to see the "Raptor" treatment applied to the Ranger. Granted, the platform is horribly antiquated, but I'm thinking an EcoBoost V6 and sorted suspension would do wonders for Ford's aging compact truck.
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