More doors and more fun.
Usually, making a vehicle heavier and adding more doors means that it’s going to be less fun. That’s one reason why minivans are oftentimes looked at as driving hell by automotive enthusiasts. The new Hennessey Performance 2015-2016 VelociRaptor SUV goes against the grain.
While it may have more doors and more weight, the SUV conversion by the American tuner has all the right stuff from capability to sheer power. The conversion starts out as a base Ford F-250 Lariat pick-up with 4×4 powered by either the 6.2-liter V-8 or 6.7-liter PowerStroke diesel.
The Hennessey VelociRaptor SUV conversion sees new rear cargo doors, a middle row of captain’s chairs, folding third-row bench, VelociRaptor front bumper, exterior badges, and dashboard and engine serial numbered plaques added to create a full seven-passenger SUV. As an option, a middle 60/40-split middle row with folding center console that allows for room up to eight can also be installed.
Customers with the 6.2-liter V-8 engine have the choice between two potent powerhouses. Hennessey Performance can install the VelociRaptor 600 supercharged engine upgrade with 600 bhp at 5,700 RPM or the VelociRaptor 650 supercharged upgrade with 650 bhp at 5,700 RPM. Customers with the 6.7-liter PowerStroke diesel have a beastly 440 horsepower and 880 lb-ft. of torque on tap.
The Hennessey VelociRaptor also gains a special wheel and tire upgrade, new rear bumper, front bumper with integrated LED light bar, off-road suspension, and Warn front winch.
The build time for a Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor SUV is slated at six months with pricing starting at $159,500.
Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor SUV Specifications
-Base Ford F-250 Lariat Pick-up Truck with 4×4 and 6.2L V8 (411 hp) gas engine
VelociRaptor SUV conversion includes:
-Rear cargo doors
-Middle row captains chairs and folding 3rd row bench seat for a total of 7 seats and seat belts
-Optional middle row 60/40 folding center console / seat allows seating for up to 8
-VelociRaptor front bumper upgrade
-Hennessey and VelociRaptor SUV exterior badges
-Hennessey serial numbered dash plaque and engine bay plaque
VelociRaptor 6.2L V8 upgrade options:
-VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged upgrade
-VelociRaptor 650 Supercharged upgrade
Diesel engine options:
-6.7L PowerStroke diesel package 440 hp / 880 lb-ft torque
Other VelociRaptor options:
-VelociRaptor wheel & tire upgrades
-VelociRaptor rear bumper upgrade
-VelociRaptor LED light bar integrated into front bumper
-Warn front winch (requires VelociRaptor front bumper)
-O -road suspension upgrade
-Allow 6 months build time
-Starting from $159,500. Call for details.
Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor SUV Gallery
Source: Hennessey Performance