Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE), the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has revealed new details of its VelociRaptor 600 package for the all-new, third-generation, Ford F-150 Raptor, the company announced.
Adding 150 horsepower–a 33 percent increase in power–to Ford’s performance truck, the Hennessey team is targeting a 4.2-second 0-60 mph time and a 12.9-second quarter-mile for the 600-horsepower off-roader. Hennessey’s engineers will enhance the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine by adding an upgraded air induction system, high-capacity intercooler system with blow-off valve, and upgraded engine-management system.
“The VelociRaptor has been a cornerstone of our production for years with our customers queuing up for the truck’s surprisingly nimble handling, great practicality, and of course, the horsepower,” said John Hennessey, company founder and CEO. “The popularity of this truck presented the opportunity to create a family of VelociRaptors including the SUV, 6×6, V8 and Bronco variants going to customers across the country and around the world.”
The all-new, third-generation, F-150 Raptor is already a high-performance vehicle boasting five-link rear suspension, 24-inch coil springs and sport-tuned shocks. The Hennessey modifications retain all the manufacturer driving modes and enhanced engine management software is capable of maximizing off-the-line performance by sending more of the VelociRaptor’s 622 lb.-ft torque to the rear wheels.
VelociRaptor owners may enhance their truck even further with a full range of optional upgrades including VelociRaptor front and rear bumpers with integrated LED lights, 20-inch Hennessey wheels, up to 37-inch off-road tires, suspension leveling kit, plus Hennessey and VelociRaptor badging. Customers may also opt for six-piston Brembo front brakes to increase stopping power.
VelociRaptor 600 production will be limited to 250 units per year and will be individually numbered with Hennessey interior and engine bay plaques.
The 2021 VelociRaptor will be available for global shipping starting early 2022.