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Hennessey showcases the 2014 VelociRaptor [video]

Costs 149,500 USD

Hennessey has released a video and additional information about the 2014 VelociRaptor.

The SUV is based on the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor but is about 600 lbs (272 kg) heavier. The good news is output of the V8 6.2-liter has been increased from the standard 411 bhp (306 kW) to 600 bhp (447 kW) via a VelociRaptor 600 supercharged upgrade. As a result of the changes, the vehicle will do the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in 5.9 seconds which makes it 1.6 seconds faster than the stock model.

Hennessey offers a wide array of optional goodies such as Brembo front brakes, LED lighting, bigger wheels and tires, various electronic upgrades, bespoke interior cabin, as well as security and armoring systems.

Only 30 units will be made annually, with pricing kicking off from 149,500 USD.

Source: Hennessey

Introducing the Hennessey® VelociRaptor® SUV

SEALY, Texas – Hennessey Performance (HPE) has announced that it is offering its VelociRaptor SUV conversion. Based on the Ford F-150 Raptor, the team from HPE transforms SVT’s super crew cab pick-up truck into a full-sized sport-utility vehicle (SUV) with seating for up to 8 people. 

“Over the past three years we have built nearly 400 upgraded Raptor trucks for enthusiasts around the world”, said Don Goldman, CEO of Hennessey Performance. “We are now very excited to be able to offer the VelociRaptor SUV to those who like the Raptor but want more seats and space.” 

All of the factory Ford Raptor truck components and systems are kept in tact. At this time, Hennessey Performance has not yet had an opportunity to test the off-road capabilities of the VelociRaptor SUV. Thus, the company suggests that buyers should intend using this vehicle for on-road as well as light to moderate off-road duties. “Don’t plan on pre-running Baja or negotiating Rubicon with our SUV – that is not why we built it”, said company founder, John Hennessey. But, if you’re looking for the ultimate vehicle to drive from Aspen to Telluride in January, the VelociRaptor SUV would be perfect.” 

The VelociRaptor SUV base price is $149,500 and production is going to be limited to just 30 units per year. The same 6.2L 411 bhp Ford V8 powers the entry level SUV while Hennessey also offers their VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged upgrade at an additional cost. Other optional upgrades include: Brembo front brake upgrade, larger wheels and tires, LED lighting upgrades, bespoke interior and electronic upgrades. Security and armoring systems are also available. 

While vehicle weight is increased by approximately 600 lbs, the standard 411 bhp SUV is able to achieve 0-60 mph times of 7.5 seconds. Bumping power to 600 bhp with the VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged upgrade will drop the 0-60 mph time to 5.9 seconds. AMG G-Wagon and Range Rover owners beware. 

The Hennessey VelociRaptor SUV can be ordered directly from Hennessey Performance or through select Hennessey / Ford dealers.

For more information about the VelociRaptor® SUV, including optional upgrades and pricing, please contact a Hennessey client services representative at +1.979.885.1300 or email sales@hennesseyperformance.com

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GRAVE
Who is going to pay 150k for this? Because of the conversion this VelociRaptor lost some of the Raptors off-road capabilities so I don't know why people will skip the mighty G Wagon or the Range Rover for this thing.
Jun 6, 2013 2:06 pm
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bbrs
149,500 USD?? Mr. Hennessey must be joking. For that kind of money I would rather drive Q7, GL or Range Rover... The car looks fantastic and powerful, but 150k...no thanks
Jun 6, 2013 12:19 pm
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uberzero
Take a look at http://www.customautosbytim.com/RaptorSUV.html It looks like Hennessey actually bought that custom Raptor from Custom by Tim who did the work for USD 75,000. Hard to believe journalism failed to do proper research.
Jun 6, 2013 1:16 pm
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bbrs
What's the base price of the Raptor?
Jun 6, 2013 4:16 pm
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uberzero
About USD 45,000 for the 2013 model. Adding the modification for extra cab meaning the whole custom is USD 120,000. I leave it as an exercise for the readers.
Jun 6, 2013 5:35 pm
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