Ford Raptor Fun for Everyone!
The Ford Raptor is one of those badass trucks that can take a beating and give one too, whether it’s on- or off-road. The only real downside to the truck is that can seat five people, with four of those being considered “comfortable”. The team at Hennessey Performance wanted more people to enjoy the truck’s performance, so they created the eight-passenger VelociRaptor SUV.
“Over the past three years we have built nearly 400 upgraded Raptor trucks for enthusiasts around the world”, said Don Goldman, CEO of Hennessey Performance. “We are now very excited to be able to offer the VelociRaptor SUV to those who like the Raptor but want more seats and space.”
The conversion retains all of the mechanical components and electrical systems of the Ford F-150 Raptor that it is based on, including the 6.2-liter V-8 engine pumping out 411 bhp. As an option, customers will be able to have the VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged upgrade that bumps power output all the way up to 600 bhp. Numerous other options such as Brembo front brakes, larger wheels and tires, LED lighting, custom interior and electronics, as well as security systems and armoring are also available.
The Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor SUV weighs in at 600 lbs. more than the stock Raptor, resulting in a 0-60 mph time of 7.5 seconds with the standard engine. SUVs with the VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged upgrade see a drop in acceleration times down to 5.9 seconds.
The Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor SUV has not been tested for off-road usage like the truck it is based off of, so it is suggested that drivers keep things to moderate to light off-road duties. “Don’t plan on pre-running Baja or negotiating Rubicon with our SUV – that is not why we built it”, said company founder, John Hennessey. But, if you’re looking for the ultimate vehicle to drive from Aspen to Telluride in January, the VelociRaptor SUV would be perfect.”
The new Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor SUV will start at $149,500 and be limited to just 30 units per year, with other upgrades available at an additional cost.
Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor Gallery
[Source: Hennessey Performance]