By William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
May 22, 2013
If you want a Ford Raptor, but need a vehicle that can carry eight or has an enclosed space, Hennessey Performance has the vehicle for you: the Hennessey VelociRaptor.
The VelociRaptor takes a standard crew-cab Ford Raptor pickup and removes the five-foot, seven-inch bed and extends the cab. Components such as the rear glass, hatch, and tailgate mechanisms are based on the SUV formally known as the Excursion. From there a buyer has the choice to have a enclosed space or a third-row. The conversion adds about 600 pounds to the Raptor.
There is one downside to the conversion though. Enclosing the truck and bed means there is no gap. The result: jumping a VelociRaptor could result in damage, where the normal Raptor with its gap can flex off the stress.
Power remains the same 6.2L V8 with 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque. This being Hennessey you can strap on a supercharger package that boosts power to 600 horsepower and a number of other goodies.
How much for the VelociRaptor? Prices start at $149,500. Hennessey is planning to build 30 VelociRaptors per year.
Source: Automobile Magazine