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Hennessey VelociRaptor

It was only a matter of time before someone got some more power out of the Raptor.

Hennessey VelociRaptor 500: First Drive - Jalopnik Reviews - Jalopnik

VelociRaptor 500 is the perfect name for a Hennessey-built, supercharged, 500 HP Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. It's fast, it's scary, and it appeals to the reptilian side of your brain. Stalk! Hunt! Kill!


Hennessey VelociRaptor 500: Exterior Photos


John Hennessey's shop in Sealy, Texas is full of insane vehicles: Chevy Camaros with LS9s, 1,200 HP Dodge Vipers, and Grand Cherokee SRT8s that hit 60 mph in under four seconds are commonplace. They stand as testament to Hennessey's overarching philosophy: Just because something is quick doesn't mean that it can't be quicker. In this environment, a much-tweaked, *****-out version of a showroom desert racer and a truck at that actually seems rational.


"We make fast cars faster," says John Hennessey. "In this case, we made a slow truck faster."

It's true. The stock Raptor is great at jumping dunes and climbing steep hills, but its 5800-pound curb weight is obvious from the first stab of the throttle. According to Ford, the Raptor's 5.4-liter, 310 HP V-8 shoves the truck to 60 MPH in a thoroughly ordinary 8.4 seconds (PickupTrucks.com hit 8.8). That's not horrible, but it's not great, either.


VelociRaptor 500: Close Up, Engine Photos


The VelociRaptor 500? The 0-to-60-mph sprint takes just 5.6 seconds. That figure is nothing to sneeze at, and it's one tenth of a second faster than that of a Porsche Cayenne GTS. The added shove comes courtesy of a large Whipple supercharger, uprated fuel injectors, a stainless steel exhaust and headers, and remapped engine management. Output is a stout 501 hp @ 5100 rpm and 520 lb-ft of torque @ 3200 rpm. (A Hennessey-provided dyno sheet can be seen below.)


In short, the only reason you'll ever get anywhere slowly in a Hennessey Raptor is because it encourages you to take every on-ramp you see and scare the solids out of everyone in sight.

Now, I may think the Astros have a shot at winning the pennant every year, but my poor judgment isn't so bad that I turn down free runs on a quarter-mile dragstrip in a freakishly huge truck. After watching John take a couple of passes, I set the Raptor to 4x4 high, revved it up to two grand, and popped off the brake. The truck leaned back on its rather significant haunches before it catapulting itself down the track with a deep, meaty growl. The feeling is akin to riding on Prince Fielder's back as he charges the mound.


Hennessey VelociRaptor 500: Track Photos


Yours truly managed a record the Hennessey guys can attest to this 14.09-second pass in the VelociRaptor, thanks largely to a new diet (simplify your meals, add lightness) and great weather. In more capable hands, the thirteen-second barrier will probably be crossed. You can see my run below at the end of the video:
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Badass. I can't wait to see if they'll do the same thing with the 6.2 or not
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I love how it looks totally stock on the outside.



On a sitenote: I want one of their CTS-V's.
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They can do some sick things with the LS series.
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I wouldn't mind having one, but I would sign the check AFTER I got the truck delivered to me knowing Mr. Hennessey's track record.
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I love how it looks totally stock on the outside.



On a sitenote: I want one of their CTS-V's.
How about a Caddy with a 572?
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Hennessey reworks the Ford SVT Raptor

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500+ HP Supercharged Upgrade from Hennessey Performance

Power:
• 501 bhp @ 5,100 rpm
• 520 lb-ft torque @ 3,200 rpm

Performance:
• 0 - 60 mph: 5.6 sec.
• 1/4 mile: 14.1 @ 97 mph

The VelociRaptor 500 Upgrade Includes:
• Supercharger System (9 psi)
• K&N Air Filter
• Custom Fuel Rails
• Upgraded Fuel Injectors
• Stainless Steel Headers
• Stainless Steel Exhaust System
• Custom Engine Management Software Calibration
• All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids
• Exterior Hennessey Emblem on Tailgate
• VelociRaptor 500 Badging
• Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
• Professional Installation
• 1 Year / 12,000 Mile Warranty
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With the knowledge that Ford's engineers know infinitely more about suspension tuning, Hennessey has focused the majority of its efforts under the hood, slapping a Whipple supercharger onto the Raptor's 5.4-liter V8 and ramping output to 501 horsepower (at 5,100 rpm) and 520 pound-feet of torque (at 3,200 rpm). Combined with the 9.1 pounds of boost, a K&N intake, upgraded fuel injectors, a stainless steel exhaust and headers, and then tuned with a reflashed ECU, the VelociRaptor's 0-60 time has been reduced from 8.4 to 5.6 seconds with the quarter mile dispatched in 14.1 seconds at 97 mph.

Hennessey plans to create 100 VelociRaptors each year, with the full kit coming in at $10,950 or the Hennessey-installed solution for $14,995, which includes a one-year warranty.


I'm no Baja racer, nor an authority on such, but isn't forced induction a really bad idea on those trucks? It also seems to me like a waste since the 6.2L Boss is on it's way.
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oh well gotta give hennessey something todo lol
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I love their vid of them setting off the crash alert on the OnStar in that Cadillac. That was pretty sick. LR
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mmmmm i want
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Yeah I cant wait to see what they do with the 6.2L I'm thinking 450bhp on it.
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that thing sounds mean. so awesome!
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Yeah I cant wait to see what they do with the 6.2L I'm thinking 450bhp on it.
I'm thinking the 6.2L boss will be around the 600hp mark.
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"They're lethal at 8 months and I mean lethal. We bred 8 originally but when the female took over she killed the rest of the pride....

Oh wait we're talkin about THAT Raptor lol
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I'm thinking the 6.2L boss will be around the 600hp mark.
Yeah at the motor but I was referring to brake horsepower
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