Sealy, Texas (September 13, 2022) – Hennessey, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has transformed the latest third-generation Ford F-150 into an immensely capable, go-anywhere, six-wheel drive pickup – the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6.
The modifications and enhancements go far beyond simply adding a third pair of wheels. The Hennessey engineers equipped the new truck with sophisticated Fox suspension and dual locking rear axles – adding an impressive 50 percent more tractive grip – to ensure the VelociRaptor dominates on- and off-road. The truck’s uprated, turbocharged powertrain produces 558 bhp and 672 lb-ft of torque, which guarantees that the VelociRaptor’s grunt matches its significant size.
Based on the latest third-generation Ford F-150 Raptor, the imposing Hennessey creation is significantly longer than the stock Raptor. The extension allows the fitment of an expansive 8-foot (2.4 meter) long load bed that boasts 45 percent more volume than the stock 5.5-foot (1.67-meter) bed. Hennessey has also raised the VelociRaptor to be several inches taller than standard through a combination of a three-inch lift, upgraded Hennessey 20-inch wheels and capable 37-inch off-road tires.
Hennessey is the world’s largest producer of modified Ford F-150 Raptors having built thousands of its high-performance VelociRaptor trucks for customers around the globe. Taking these power-packed trucks to the extreme ‘6×6’ stage is also second nature to Hennessey’s engineers. Over the years, they’ve made a host of enormous, exclusive, and highly capable 6×6 trucks from the Mammoth 6×6 TRX, and Goliath 6×6 Silverado, to the latest Gen 3 VelociRaptor 6×6.
John Hennessey, company founder and CEO: “Everything is bigger and faster in Texas and our VelociRaptor 6×6 takes this concept to the extreme! Building on the capability, power, and presence of our VelociRaptor truck, our latest six-wheel drive offering will delight customers across the US and around the world with its power and go-anywhere abilities.”
Priced from $399,950 – inclusive of the base Ford F-150 Raptor – the VelociRaptor 6×6 features uprated Fox suspension, locking rear axles, new front and rear bumpers, LED lights and a custom-made eight-foot load bed. Hennessey’s engineers boosted the performance of Ford’s twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine with enhanced air induction, a high-capacity intercooler with blow-off valve, and an upgraded engine-management system.
Hennessey prides itself on the quality of its vehicles and workmanship and the VelociRaptor 6×6 benefits from a comprehensive 3-year / 36,000-mile warranty. Available for international shipping, the new Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 can be ordered now through authorized Ford retailers or directly with Hennessey, by calling +1 979.885.1300 or visiting HennesseyPerformance.com.
Based in Sealy, Texas, the Hennessey® business comprises Hennessey® Special Vehicles, Hennessey® Performance (HPE), Tuner School, and the Lonestar Motorsports Park. The company has re-engineered more than 12,000 vehicles for performance enthusiasts from around the world to deliver unparalleled driving thrills. Alongside modifying a diverse range of sports, and muscle cars since 1991, the company also applies its high-performance expertise to trucks and SUVs – and boasts its own hypercars – the Venom GT and the Venom F5.
Every Hennessey® product is dyno-proven, fully track-tested, street-legal and warrantied. Customers can choose from road-ready performance-enhanced cars by Hennessey® from a wide variety of brands including Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford and Jeep in addition to benefitting from a host of high-performance upgrades.
With its own test track, engineering curriculum for aspiring tuners, more than 85 team members and capacity to work on 40-50 vehicles at a time, Hennessey® Performance is one of the world’s leading specialist vehicle engineering companies. The new 6.6-litre V8 Venom F5 hypercar is set for customer deliveries in 2022. Boasting 1,817 hp and a +311 mph top speed, the company is guaranteed to deliver like never before on its mission of ‘making fast cars faster’.
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