Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6: Up Close and Personal

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Hennessey’s latest Raptor creation sports six wheels, six-wheel drive, and at least six times the presence. 

For some, the audacious nature of the Ford Raptor simply isn’t enough. Blame it on the quest for more. More power, more attention-grabbing details, more, well, wheels. Such is the insane creation that is the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6. A six-wheeled, six-wheel drive beast of a thing that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense on paper. But for a select few, it makes all the sense in the world.

VelociRaptor 6x6

We got a pretty good look at the VelociRaptor 6×6 at its debut at the 2017 SEMA show. But we just can’t get enough of this ridiculous thing, and we’re sure you can’t either. So here’s a walk-around video from Cars.com to fulfill that curiosity. Take a look at every inch of Hennessey’s off-road destroyer of worlds, and soak it all in.

Because chances are, you’ll never get to see one in the flesh. Sad as that might sound, the extreme limited production truck seems destined to take up space (and collect dust) in the garages of only a few dozen super rich folks. Hennessey only plans on making around 50. And the asking price for a VelociRaptor 6×6 isn’t exactly cheap at $349,000.

VelociRaptor 6x6

At least you get a whole lot of truck for that money. Aside from the obvious stretched bodywork and additional axle, that is. The 6×6 comes with the same VelociRaptor 600 twin turbo upgrade that helps the 3.5-liter Ecoboost produce over 600 hp. You also get an upgraded Fox suspension, special 20-inch wheels and off-road rubber, bumpers, and lighting.

But above all, you get a truck that is guaranteed to attract more attention than just about anything else on the road. And when you’re loaded, that’s the most important thing – winning the valet wars. And the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 promises to be the hands-down champ in that category, if nothing else.

 

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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