2017 Hennessey VelociRaptor: Supercar in Truck’s Clothing

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2017 Hennessey VelociRaptor

2017 Hennessey VelociRaptor Takes an Already Speedy Truck and Makes It Blazingly Fast

Make no mistake, the new Ford Raptor is one seriously fast truck. Fast enough for 99% of the population, anyway. Hennessey Performance is there to take care of that other 1%, and their latest creation, the 2017 VelociRaptor 600, might be their finest work yet. One thing’s for sure, it’s definitely the fastest.

2017 Hennessey VelociRaptor

The meat of the package comes from performance upgrades, obviously. The latest iteration of the VelociRaptor utilizes goodies like turbo and intercooler upgrades, a high flow induction system, stainless steel exhaust, and plenty of tuning. The results are quite impressive: 605 horsepower and 622 lb-ft of torque. All with a 3-year, 36,000 mile warranty.

2017 Hennessey VelociRaptor

Even more impressive? The timed results from that power boost. 0-60 happens in an amazing 4.2 seconds, and the quarter mile only takes 12.9 seconds to complete. That’s legitimate muscle/supercar territory. Incredibly enough, it’s also 1/10th of a second faster to 60 than the 2017 Mustang GT350, though the Mustang is 4/10’s quicker in the 1/4 mile.

2017 Hennessey VelociRaptor

Plus, the VelociRaptor retains all of the factory off road goodness of a stock Raptor. Hennessey does install their own bumpers, wheels, and a set of Toyo 35″ tires. And of course you get all of the emblems that lets everyone know what you’re driving.

2017 Hennessey VelociRaptor

The VelociRaptor comes with two numbered plaques – one under the hood and one inside. Which is important, because Hennessey is only going to build 100 of these suckers. If you want one, it will run you $22,500 on top of the cost of your new donor Raptor.

2017 Hennessey VelociRaptor

Perhaps even better news is that the crazy VelociRaptor 6X6 is back, but it will set you back a cool $295,000. That might seem like a lot of dough, but at least it includes the cost of the truck. It also includes the stunned look of the muscle car driver next to you who just got dusted by a 6×6 off road truck.

Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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