Hennessey Introduces VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged
Ford's famous Raptor is appraised for its 411 horsepower (302 kW) and baja pre-runner capabilities. Not only is it one of the most popular truck models, but also the most capable 4x4's ever built. Unfortunately, Ford has discontinued Raptor's production, leaving a void in the market for 2015. The good news here is that the tuning company Hennessey Performance has created a special vehicle called the VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged.
This is actually an upgrade for Ford's new aluminum-bodied pick-ups. As we can see, there are some new design tweaks, but what we can't grasp from the pictures is that the vehicle has lost almost 700 pounds. This simply signifies of even greater level of performance.
Key to the 2015 VelociRaptor is its 600+ horsepower (441 kW). It was achieved via the Roots-type supercharger that packs 8 psi of boost. In addition, the 5.0L V8 breathes more deeply thanks to the high-flow air induction system and stainless-steel exhaust system.
There are also upgrades for the fuel injectors that help feed the supercharged V8. VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged package will also feature 33 inch BFGoodrich tires coupled with 17 inch Hennessey wheels. Other improvements include custom off-road coilover suspension, upgraded front and rear bumpers, front winch, LED light bars and Brembo brakes.
There will be only 500 units of the 2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged produced. The starting price is estimated at $73,500 USD.
Source: Hennessey Performance