The 2015 Hennessey Velociraptor Ford F150 fills the Raptor void for now

Ford currently doesn’t make the F150 Raptor with the latest generation, yet, until Detroit, when it’s rumored to surface. So if you are truly that impatient, or just want something different, Hennessey has something for you.

It’s called the Velociraptor 600 Supercharged F150 and much like the name says, it’s a serious upgraded F150, made possible by the boffins at Hennessey Performance. Based on the 2015 F150, the new Hennessey Velociraptor 600 features a supercharged 5.0L V8 to churn out 600hp, though various tunes are available for customers to choose.

The particular example being showcased features a Roots-type supercharger, forcing around eight psi into the intake with upgraded fuel injectors, a custom-tuned engine control unit, and a stainless steel exhaust system. And to make sure you can use this power off-road, the Velociraptor also comes with 33-3inch BFGoodrich rubber with 17-inch Hennessey alloys. There’s also a standard suspension coil-over kit geared towards off-roading, while the F150 also benefits from some exterior aesthetic changes and Brembo stoppers.

Prices start at $73,300 for the new Velociraptor, which also includes the purchase price of an FX4 Super Crew F150.

Other packages are available for other engines like the 3.5L EcoBoost V6.

Check out the press release below.

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Introducing the 2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged

Texas tuner adds power and improved off-road capabilities to

Ford’s all-new aluminum bodied pick-up trucks

December 16, 2014-For immediate release

Sealy, Texas-For the past five years, Ford F-150 truck enthusiasts have had the special opportunity to own the SVT Raptor. With 411 hp and baja pre-runner capabilities, the Ford Raptor was one of the most capable 4×4’s ever built. Sadly, Ford Raptor production has ended, leaving a void in the market for 2015.

Thankfully, the team from Hennessey will soon be offering their 2015 VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged upgrade for Ford’s new aluminum-bodied pick-ups.

“We’ve built over four-hundred VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged Ford trucks over the past four years,” said John Hennessey. “We are simply picking up where we left off with our 2015 VelociRaptor. Having Ford’s world-class new truck design, with a weight savings of nearly 700 pounds, our VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged will have an even greater level of performance and driving excitement!”

Key to the 2015 VelociRaptor’s 600+ horsepower is the Roots-type supercharger packing 8 psi of boost. Helping the 5.0L V8 breathe more deeply is a high-flow air induction system and stainless-steel exhaust system. Upgraded fuel injectors will help feed the supercharged V8, under command of Hennessey’s proprietary engine management calibration. The VelociRaptor will come with a 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty from Hennessey.

Just 500 units of the VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged will be produced for the 2015 Ford
F-150 model year. Pricing starts at $73,500 USD including the base 2015 Ford F-150 FX4 Super Crew 5.0L V8 . The VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged package will also include 33 inch BFGoodrich tires on 17 inch Hennessey wheels. Greater personalization and off-road performance can be had by adding options such as custom off-road coilover suspension, upgraded front and rear bumpers, front winch, LED light bars, Brembo brakes and more.

“The 2015 VelociRaptor 600 will offer the best of both worlds for our clients,” says Hennessey partner, Don Goldman. “Many of our VelociRaptor owners use their trucks to drive to work or to take the kids to school. However, when the going gets tough, the VelociRaptor is highly capable in inclement weather and off-road conditions.”

New 2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged pick-up trucks can be ordered through your nearest Ford dealer, as well as any of AutoNation’s 37 Ford dealerships across America. Hennessey will also offer a VelociRaptor upgrade package for 2015 Ford trucks equipped with the EcoBoost engine.

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About Hennessey® Performance

Established in 1991, Hennessey® Performance Engineering (HPE) builds and modifies more than 500 vehicles per year from a wide variety of brands that include Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Lexus and Toyota. HPE also builds the world’s fastest production vehicle, the Hennessey Venom GT, which has a verified top speed of over 270 mph. HPE operates facilities based near Houston, Texas and Lake Forest, California. In addition, Hennessey® operates Tuner School, the world’s first fully state-licensed school dedicated to teaching and training future performance vehicle tuners. HPE is also the only aftermarket tuner in North American with its own proving grounds, Lonestar Motorsports Park, whose IHRA-sanctioned quarter-mile drag strip is adjacent to the company’s 40,000 square foot workshop and showroom situated on 143 acres along Interstate-10 near Houston.

Chris Chin

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