If you thought the Venom F5 was going to be Hennessey’s only big reveal at SEMA, you’re wrong. This is no doubt, the biggest reveal at SEMA. It’s Hennessey Performance’s VelociRaptor 6x6.
The folks at Hennessey Performance have engineered the most extreme Ford F-150 Raptor aftermarket package out there, adding an extra axle, a unique bed as well as a whole lot of extra power.
The "base" price, before the optional six-piston Brembo brake system, is a wallet-busting US$295,000 (ZAR 4.2 million). Thankfully, that includes the F-150 Raptor donor vehicle.
But that leaves the VelociRaptor with a standard twin-turbo 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 under the hood, with its 335kw and 690nm. But if sticking with the base engine in such an otherwise wild truck seems counter-intuitive, Hennessey is happy to offer 6×6 buyers the same 447kw and 850nm upgrade available in the regular Raptor.
It’s a US$22,500 (ZAR 318,000) package that adds new turbochargers, a high flow exhaust system, a larger intercooler and custom engine tuning. The Houston, Texas based tuner will add more goodies to the wild VelociRaptor Ford F-150 6×6 if the customer desires, such as even bigger wheels and even tougher tyres, under-body protection, more LED lights and even custom interior fittings.
“Our VelociRaptor 6X6 is pure aggression on wheels – all six of them”, said John Hennessey. “The new 2017 Raptor is going to be one of the best all-around trucks ever built. We are excited to help take it to the next level both in terms of performance and exclusivity”.