$349,000 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 Comes to SEMA 2017 to Claim His Rightful Throne
Bow to the king of performance trucks
Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 isn’t a novelty item. Texas-based performance house first introduced the six-wheeled Ford F-150 Raptor as a 2017 year model. Now their Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 6×6 fighter is making another appearance. This time, VelociRaptor 6×6 is making its debut at the SEMA 2017. Sadly, its exorbitant price tag has soared even further.
$295,000 is a lot of money even for a supercar, let alone a pickup truck. Especially considering Hennessey hadn’t done anything to boost the Raptor’s performance. 3.5L EcoBoost V6 develops the same 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque that the regular F-150 Raptor does. But that’s last year’s news. Hennessey Performance decided to offer this year’s model in previously optional 605-horsepower and 622 lb-ft of torque tune. $22,500 package which they liked to call the “600 Twin Turbo” is now standard, but the final price tag is now $349,000 instead of $317,500. Then again, what’s another $31,500 if you’ve already splashed north of $300,000?!
Upgraded twin turbo Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 also gets an upgraded air-to-air intercooler, reprogrammed ECU, and a modified free-flowing stainless steel exhaust. But where does the rest of almost $300,000 go? It turns out tampering with the drivetrain is one rather expensive affair. Furthermore, apart from a six-wheel drivetrain, VelociRaptor 6×6 also benefits from an upgraded stock Fox suspension, and it gets three locking rear axles. Finally, there are also huge 20-inch wheels combined with Toyo off-road tires, heavy duty front and rear bumpers, auxiliary LED lights, and a roll bar. And don’t forget that people down at Hennessey Performance have been kind enough to include a donor F-150 Raptor into the final balance.
Although it may come as a surprise, 6×6 VelociRaptor still manages to offer a few optional extras. Most notably the $22,000 Brembo braking system with 6 calipers and rotors.
“The VelociRaptor 6X6 is the ultimate off-road vehicle,” were Founder & CEO of Hennessey Performance, John Hennessey’s words. “Our VelociRaptor 6X6 is pure aggression on wheels – all six of them,” he then added. Not only will their 6×6 version of the Ford Raptor become one of the most expensive American vehicles available, but it’ll also be one of the most exclusive ones. Only 50 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 units are planned to be built.