Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Picks Up a New Hennessey VelociRaptor V8

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The Rock Hennessey VelociRaptor V8

The action star and Ford truck fan will be rolling in a 2019 F-150 Raptor with extra torque, insane mods, and 758 horsepower. 

Actor and WWE superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has always been vocal about his love of Ford Trucks. He owns many beautiful trucks, and gives them as gifts to friends and family. He may be raking in mega Hollywood bucks, but his tastes are Blue Oval, through and through. He just added a new Ford truck to his collection, and it is a beaut: The Hennessy VelociRaptor V8.

Hennessey Performance posted the custom rig on their Facebook page saying “Hey @therock enjoy your new baller wagon, The VelociRaptor V8.”

The Rock Hennessey VelociRaptor V8

Johnson’s custom F-150 Raptor is sharp in royal blue with black accents such as the bull bar. Hennessey added beadlock wheels, all-terrain tires, and LED lights in the front bumper. It rides high, which will nicely accommodate which the towering Johnson.

The biggest modification is to the engine. Hennessey swapped out the stock EcoBoost V6 for a 5.0-liter V8 with a 2.9-liter supercharger. This gives the VelociRaptor V8 a beastly 758 horsepower and 449 lb-feet of torque. This upgrade makes the truck hit 0-60 in just 4.1 seconds, hitting the quarter-mile in 12.2 seconds at 115 mph.

The Rock Hennessey VelociRaptor V8

Johnson scored one of the only 100 VelociRaptor V8’s that Hennessey will produce for 2019. It costs about $150,000, but if you’ve got the means like a certain Ford-loving movie star, isn’t it worth every penny?

Photos: Hennessey Performance 

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Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications. The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

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