Last week brought us quite a wide variety of automotive news nuggets, and judging by the response of our own readership, the Jeep Wrangler pickup truck led the way. It's not expected to hit the sales floor until April of 2019, which means we've all got an entire year to wait, but that just means we have lots of time to anticipate its arrival. And we do so today with a series of renderings that show what the so-called Scrambler may look like in a few different colors.
Between the rampant exotics and the lurking classics, it takes some seriously special sheetmetal to stand out in car-clogged Malibu. But this triumphantly conspicuous ride is John Hennessey's stab at the already imposing Ford F-150 Raptor, a wicked transmogrification of the offroad-effective 4x4 into an over-the-top six-wheeled, three-axle'd behemoth. And here I am, trying to keep this hulking steed centered in its lane on the gently winding Kanan Dume Road, when a carload of teenagers fills my
And that's not even the 600-horsepower upgrade.
We're still waiting on the Velociraptor 6x6.
This insane off-road pickup is the tuner's answer to the Mercedes G63 6X6.
Hennessey Performance Engineering is bringing 2,875 horsepower's worth of machinery to SEMA this year, including upgraded versions of the Venom GT, Ford Mustang convertible, and Ford F-150 VelociRaptor.
Top Gear has staged a short drag race between a Hennessey VelociRaptor and a Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR. Watch to see which one of these supercharged V8s wins.
Ford is rumored to possibly debut a new F-150 Raptor at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show in January, but whether that's the case or not, Hennessey Performance is ready to fill the muscle truck niche now with its latest VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged based on the 2015 F-150.
Start with a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor as your base vehicle for modification, and chances are high that you'll end up with something pretty cool. Now, have those modifications done by professional lunatics Hennessey Performance, make the project turning the pickup into an ultra-long SUV, and the result stands a real chance of being a total kick in the ass. Let us present the Hennessey VelociRaptor then, in all of its awesomeness.
Hennessey VelociRaptor APV – Click above for high-res image gallery