Famed tuner Hennessey doesn’t do subtle. At SEMA this year, the company teased its second version of a 6×6, based on the Ford F-150 Raptor. It gets two extra wheels, obviously, along with 602 hp and 622 lb-ft of torque. That’s 152 hp and 172 lb-ft more than the basic, and already awesome, Raptor. Hennessey’s version comes in at $349,000, including the price of a new Raptor pickup. It does the 0-60 sprint in 4.9 seconds.
This vehicle is a successor to the 2010 VelociRaptor — which Hennessey Performance Engineering has built more than 1,000 examples of — a story that began with a customer asking to twin-turbocharge his first-gen, 6.2-liter Raptor.
Upgrades to the Raptor SuperCrew base truck include larger twin-turbochargers, an extra locking rear axle, upgraded Fox suspension, six 20-inch wheels with Toyo Open County tires, front and rear bumper upgrades, LED lights, a roll bar and a three-year/36,000-mile warranty from Hennessey.
There aren’t too many competitors for this zombie apocalypse truck. The only one that comes to mind is the Mercedes-Benz G63 6×6; that comes in at about $500,000. Brabus and Carlsson versions crest the seven-figure mark.
So in that sense, it’s kind of a deal.
Go to hennesseyperformance.com for more info and to order. Hennessey says it’ll take about four-six months to complete.
“The VelociRaptor 6×6’s appearance at SEMA was just a sneak peek, but we are done teasing,” said John Hennessey, founder and CEO of Hennessey Performance Engineering. “It is time to uncage our monster of a truck.”