When the zombie apocalypse breaks out, you might want this to escape.
There are some people who look at vehicles and always want more. The tuners at Hennessey Performance tend to fit that mold, amping up all manner of cars with extra performance, extra superchargers… and sometimes extra wheels. Meet the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6x6.
Based on the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor – which is, we should note, not yet on sale – the VelociRaptor 6x6 takes notes from the Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6, sprouting an extra axle to make it even more capable of going, well, anywhere.
Hennessey has stretched the vehicle's aluminum bed and fitted a secondary rear axle. It's the same as the Raptor's standard rear axle, meaning it comes with a limited-slip differential for improved traction. Then the tuners added new front and rear bumpers, 20-inch wheels with beefy off-road tires, roll bars, extra lighting atop the roof of the cab, and upgraded Fox suspension shock absorbers. All yours for a cool $295,000 USD (about $388,000 CAD).
Of course, why stop with the Raptor’s standard engine, a 3.5-litre biturbo V6 generating a mere 450 horsepower? For another $22,500 USD ($29,000 CAD), VelociRaptor 6x6 buyers will be able to bump power to more than 600 hp thanks to new turbochargers, new exhausts, a new intercooler, and new engine programming. Oh, and optional add-ons to cope with all that power include larger Brembo brakes, various interior lighting and visual upgrades, and even larger wheels and tires.
Over the years, Hennessey has sold about 800 units of its VelociRaptor, but this is by far the wildest, most extreme version we’ve ever seen. “Our VelociRaptor 6X6 is pure aggression on wheels – all six of them,” company founder and CEO John Hennessey said in a statement.
Source: Hennessey Performance