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2013 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 SUV

Raptor, Excursion, Texas And Hennessey Each of those words are synonyms for big and bold – combine all four and you've got one of the largest, most powerful and robust street-going sport utility vehicles in the world. John Hennessey is a Texas-based tuner known for creating some of the fastest and most capable cars on the planet. Over the past two decades, machines like the Viper Venom 550, Ford GT 1000 Twin Turbo, HPE 700 LS9 Camaro and the almighty Venom GT have emerged from the Hennessey Performance garage. And those are just the celebrated flagships; the company has... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Supercharged 6.2L V8
Power:
600 HP
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$159,500
As-Tested Price:
$175,000
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    Official: Hennessey preparing updated Venom GT2 with 1,500 HP [UPDATE]
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    Hennessey Performance – that purveyor of things silly-powerful – has announced a sequel to its bonkers Lotus-based Venom GT, the appropriately sequential Venom GT2. While the performance company isn't quite ready to release full technical details about the new car, it has supplied us with a few of the vitals, as well as a gallery's worth of ...

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    Video: Watch Hennessey-tuned Cadillac CTS-V run over 220 mph on a Texas road
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    Texas holds the excellent honor of playing host to the road with the highest speed limit in the US. It seems no coincidence, then, that the speed-hungry minds at Hennessey Performance call the Lone Star State home as well. Hennessey recently turned its attention to the freshly opened toll road SH130 for a quick sprint, and with the help of the Texas ...

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    Official: 2013 Hennessey VR1200 makes the CTS-V seem slow [w/video]
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    There are a handful of vehicles on this blue Earth that can warp one's perception of speed. The Cadillac CTS-V holds a seat at that table of chieftains thanks to its brawny supercharged V8 engine. Now it looks as if the cats at Hennessey have decided to wring even more power from black sheep of the Crest's stable. The 2013 VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe ditches ...

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    Monterey: 2012 Pebble Beach Concept Car Lawn offers a tutorial in cars to come
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    The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is a showcase for some of the world's most exquisite vintage vehicles, but if newer metal is more your speed, the Concept Car Lawn is the place to be. This year saw models from Bugatti, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, McLaren and Bentley as well as SRT, Hennessey, Infiniti and Lexus among others. The ultimate sampler ...

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    Exclusive: Hennessey Venom GT Spyder pops in at Cars & Coffee
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    Our own lensman Drew Phillips caught sight of this at Cars & Coffee in Irvine, California: the 2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. This is the first time it's been seen on our shores. The targa version of the Venom GT packs the same 1,200 horsepower as the coupe – which also debuted at C&C, one year ago – but adds $150,000 to the ...

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    Video: Watch a Hennessey Ford GT set a new standing mile world record
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    It was a big weekend for Sean Kennedy, Mark Heidaker and the team at Hennessey. The trio managed to walk straight past the previous world record for the standing mile with a top speed of 257.7 mph. Kennedy took the wheel of Heidaker's Hennessey-prepped Ford GT for the feat. The vehicle used to be both twin-turbocharged and supercharged before Heidaker ...

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    Official: Hennessey dreams of tuning McLaren MP4-12C into twin-turbo HPE800
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    When McLaren released the MP4-12C, there were some questions about the distinctiveness of its styling, but not about whether the engineers at Woking had extracted every bit of performance they could from its 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. John Hennessey and company, however, think they can do better. That's why Hennessey Performance Engineering has ...

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    Video: Jay Leno's Garage welcomes the Hennessey Venom GT
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    John Hennessey has stopped by Jay Leno's Garage for a second time to show off the 2012 Hennessey Venom GT. Last time the tuner-turned-supercar-maker visited the comedian's garage, Leno didn't get a shot behind the wheel of the Venom GT because the vehicle had yet to be legalized in the States. That was then. Now, the 1,200 horspeower beast has all of its ...

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    Official: Hennessey rolls out 800-hp twin-turbo Jeep Grand Cherokee
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    Eight-hundred horsepower. 0-60 in 3.1 seconds. $235,000. Given those numbers, you'd think we were talking about a supercar, right? Well we are, if by supercar you mean something with otherworldly performance capabilities. But this is no two-seat roadster. This is a Jeep. To be more specific, this is the latest Hennessey HPE800 Twin Turbo, a new rocket ...

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    Official: Hennessey announces 2013 Venom GT Spyder
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    There's gilding the lily, and then there is this: An open-air version of Hennessey's 1,200-horsepower Venom GT supercar. The Venom GT Spyder turns up the wick on its hardtop sibling to the tune of an additional $150,000, with a base price starting at $1.1 million. That's a pretty steep charge for a removable roof panel, although Hennessey Performance ...

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    Video: Watch Hennessey's own CTS-V Sport Wagon pull a sub-11-second quarter mile [UPDATE]
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    The image above is a perfect example of potential energy. What we have is famed tuner John Hennessey's own personal daily driver, a modified Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon called "Hammer Wagon," about to run down the quarter mile. Its twin-turbo V8 is producing upwards of 1,000 horsepower, but with the Christmas tree still glowing red, it's got nowhere to ...

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    Video: Hennessey Cadillac CTS-V Wagon breaks own Texas mile speed
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    John Hennessey recently returned to the Texas Mile with his 700-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon for another shot at high-speed glory. The long-roof rocket managed to clip off a top speed of 189.7 miles per hour in the standing mile, which beat out last year's figure by a safe margin. That speed is certainly a feather worth sticking in the Hammer ...

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    Find of the Day: Jacques Villeneuve's 1997 title-prize Hennessey Viper Venom
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    Say what you will about what he's done since, but nobody was as hot a talent as Jacques Villeneuve in the mid '90s. The French Canadian driver – and son of Gilles Villeneuve, who died while racing for Scuderia Ferrari – won both the Indy 500 and the IndyCar title in only his second season in the series. Then he moved up to Formula One and ...

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    Official: Hennessey announces 20th Anniversary HPE650 Supercharged Camaro
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    What do John Entwistle, Rutherford B. Hayes, Hugh Jackman and Hennessey Performance Engineering all have in common? Very little, we imagine, outside of celebrating October birthdays. HPE is turning 20 this month, giving the Texas-based tuner the perfect excuse to build a celebratory Camaro. The company blog tells us the 20th Anniversary Edition HPE650 ...

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    Video: How powerful is the Hennessey Venom GT? Just you watch
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    It's easy to talk endlessly about unbelievably powerful cars, almost to the point that numbers become meaningless. In an effort to crystallize what 1,200 horses in a 2,685-pound car can do in the real world, we present a new video of the 2012 Hennessey Venom GT. In the time it takes your wheezy Civic to go from 65 to 75 mph, the Venom GT has sprinted ...

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    Video: Hennessey supercharges Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca
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    Having a drag strip behind your office would be both a wonderful play thing and an unyielding distraction. Hennessey Performance Design has such a delightful strip of attention-destroying asphalt at its disposal, and it uses this quarter-mile test track to examine the straight-line acceleration of its latest products. The most recent vehicle to run down ...

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    Hennessey Venom GT making official U.S. debut at Monterey
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    Hennessey has announced that it will show off its Venom GT on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the McCall's Motorworks Revival during the Pebble Beach weekend, which will take place at the Monterey Jet Center. Of course, we've seen various images of the car along with a few videos thrown in for good measure, but the Texas-based company says this is the car's ...

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    Vilner gets American, tackles Hennessey-tuned Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
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    Allow us to rephrase a quote from the great Homer: First you get the Jeep, then you add the power, then you upgrade the interior. That's the plan of attack for this Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, which has already been given a power boost courtesy of Hennessey, and now it's received close attention from the interior-obsessed minds at Vilner. Inside, red and ...

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    Hennessey previews limited edition 1,000-horsepower CTS-V Coupe
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    Last year, we sampled Hennessey's 700 horsepower version of the Cadillac CTS-V, and quite frankly, it frightened us. As Jonny Lieberman said at the time, "we simply weren't prepared for the fury of the V700." Of course, adding a little under 150 horsepower to the CTS-V is just getting started for Hennessey. The Texas tuner has just released a preview of ...

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    Video: Hennessey Venom makes great night light when being dyno'd
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    This is Venom chassis #4 doing its best to light up our lives while pulling a dyno run. On low boost, Hennessey's new supercar is good for 813 rear-wheel horsepower, and its 6.2-liter twin-turbo V8 can pull that off with nothing but a healthy glow to show for it (ladies like this don't sweat). It can also spit fire.

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