VelociRaptor 600 Inspires Hennessey’s Lincoln Navigator Upgrade

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With 600 hp and performance upgrades, the Lincoln Navigator is redesigned as a satisfying — and savage — ride.

Hennessey Performance (HPE) is known for their truly inspired and beastly builds. Their latest offering is a redesigned 2018 Lincoln Navigator with performance upgrades that turn this once luxury SUV into a high-voltage machine.

“The 2018 Navigator is a world-class luxury SUV and we wanted to take its already impressive power and performance to the next level,” said president and company founder, John Hennessey. “Over the past 12 months we have built and delivered hundreds of VelociRaptor 600 upgrades to our new Ford Raptor clients. It made perfect sense to offer a similar upgrade package for the new Navigator, which has essentially the same engine.”

2018 Navigator Hennessey

The Hennessey team increased the factory’s twin turbo 3.5L V6 engine from 450 bhp to 600 bhp by modifying the airflow through the engine. The HPE600 twin turbo engine upgrade includes engine management computer software upgrades, high-flow air induction system, stainless steel exhaust system upgrade, large front-mounted intercooler system with blow-off valve upgrade combine to crank out an extra 150bhp over the stock model.

 

‘Over the past year we have built & delivered hundreds of VelociRaptor 600 upgrades to our new Ford Raptor clients. It made sense to offer a similar package for the new Navigator, which has essentially the same engine.’

 

After upgrades, the 2018 Hennessey Navigator is capable of going 0-60 mph in 4.8 secs and can run the 1/4-mile in 12.9 seconds at 107 mph.

Additional performance upgrades are also available to balance the increase in power. Hennessey only plans to offer 200 units for the first year making this Navigator very exclusive.

John Hennessey added, “Our family has owned and driven several high-powered GMC Denalis and Escalades over the past five years. We are now very pleased to have a high-powered Lincoln to add to our family fleet. But I probably won’t get as much seat time as I would like as my wife, Hope, will probably get the keys to our special Lincoln before I do!”

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S.J. Bryan is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online and Harley-Davidson Forums, among other auto sites.

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