The fantastically named VelociRaptor package has been available on the regular Raptor for the past few years, taking power up to 600 horsepower or more, depending on what the buyer desired. With the latest one, the performance truck is now based on the aluminum-bodied F-150, specifically the FX4 Super Crew model with the 5.0-liter V8.
"Having Ford's world-class new truck design, with a weight savings of nearly 700 pounds, our VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged will have an even greater level of performance and driving excitement," said founder John Hennessey in the company's release.
The heart of VelociRaptor is the Roots-type supercharger running at 8 psi on the V8. With help from upgraded fuel injectors, a proprietary engine management system and stainless steel exhaust, it boosts grunt from a stock 385 horsepower to over 600 hp. To make sure that power gets to the road, the package also includes 33-inch BFGoodrich mounted on 17-inch Hennessey wheels. For buyers in need of more, the company offers optional parts including an off-road coilover suspension, different front and rear bumpers, a winch, LED light bar and Brembo brakes.
Speaking to Autoblog, Hennessey said he feels confident that the latest VelociRaptor could do high-four-second sprints to 60 miles per hour, compared to the outgoing model in the low-five-second range.
Prices for the VelociRaptor start at $73,500, which includes the donor F-150, and orders are open now. Actual deliveries should start by March at the latest, according to Hennessey. The company also plans to offer a similar package for EcoBoost F-150s later. Scroll down to read the full announcement about this muscle truck.
Texas tuner adds power and improved off-road capabilities to
Ford's all-new aluminum bodied pick-up trucks
December 16, 2014-For immediate release
Sealy, Texas-For the past five years, Ford F-150 truck enthusiasts have had the special opportunity to own the SVT Raptor. With 411 hp and baja pre-runner capabilities, the Ford Raptor was one of the most capable 4x4's ever built. Sadly, Ford Raptor production has ended, leaving a void in the market for 2015.
Thankfully, the team from Hennessey will soon be offering their 2015 VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged upgrade for Ford's new aluminum-bodied pick-ups.
"We've built over four-hundred VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged Ford trucks over the past four years," said John Hennessey. "We are simply picking up where we left off with our 2015 VelociRaptor. Having Ford's world-class new truck design, with a weight savings of nearly 700 pounds, our VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged will have an even greater level of performance and driving excitement!"
Key to the 2015 VelociRaptor's 600+ horsepower is the Roots-type supercharger packing 8 psi of boost. Helping the 5.0L V8 breathe more deeply is a high-flow air induction system and stainless-steel exhaust system. Upgraded fuel injectors will help feed the supercharged V8, under command of Hennessey's proprietary engine management calibration. The VelociRaptor will come with a 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty from Hennessey.
Just 500 units of the VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged will be produced for the 2015 Ford
F-150 model year. Pricing starts at $73,500 USD including the base 2015 Ford F-150 FX4 Super Crew 5.0L V8 . The VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged package will also include 33 inch BFGoodrich tires on 17 inch Hennessey wheels. Greater personalization and off-road performance can be had by adding options such as custom off-road coilover suspension, upgraded front and rear bumpers, front winch, LED light bars, Brembo brakes and more.
"The 2015 VelociRaptor 600 will offer the best of both worlds for our clients," says Hennessey partner, Don Goldman. "Many of our VelociRaptor owners use their trucks to drive to work or to take the kids to school. However, when the going gets tough, the VelociRaptor is highly capable in inclement weather and off-road conditions."
New 2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged pick-up trucks can be ordered through your nearest Ford dealer, as well as any of AutoNation's 37 Ford dealerships across America. Hennessey will also offer a VelociRaptor upgrade package for 2015 Ford trucks equipped with the EcoBoost engine.
About Hennessey® Performance
Established in 1991, Hennessey® Performance Engineering (HPE) builds and modifies more than 500 vehicles per year from a wide variety of brands that include Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Lexus and Toyota. HPE also builds the world's fastest production vehicle, the Hennessey Venom GT, which has a verified top speed of over 270 mph. HPE operates facilities based near Houston, Texas and Lake Forest, California. In addition, Hennessey® operates Tuner School, the world's first fully state-licensed school dedicated to teaching and training future performance vehicle tuners. HPE is also the only aftermarket tuner in North American with its own proving grounds, Lonestar Motorsports Park, whose IHRA-sanctioned quarter-mile drag strip is adjacent to the company's 40,000 square foot workshop and showroom situated on 143 acres along Interstate-10 near Houston.