Watch the Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Dust a Stock Raptor

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Hennessey cranks up the power on the ’17 Raptor with 600 ponies and a whole lot of attitude.

Hennessey Performance has released video of their new VelociRaptor 600 drag racing a stock Raptor. The difference is stunning and, well, expected. The Hennessey truck rips away from the stock pickup in a quarter-mile run by several truck lengths. Hennessey says eight truck lengths, and who are we to argue?

We’re eager to hear what Hennessey will charge compared to the stock Raptor. The stock Ford makes 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque from its twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. Hennessey has taken that setup and improved on just about every aspect of the engine setup. The numbers tell the story behind the big quarter-mile gap: 600 horsepower and 622 pound-feet from the VelociRaptor 600. The “600” calls out the horsepower, so it’s not just a clever name.

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Hennessey says the quarter-mile time checks in at 12.9 seconds at 110 miles per hour. If you didn’t know, that’s a ridiculous number for a truck that weighs a shade less than 6,000 pounds. They also say they’ll only make 100 of these with the upgraded turbocharging and intercooler setup. That short run will also have an optional off-road upgrade with a three-inch lift and 35-inch Toyo off-road tires.

We recently found out that Hennessey planned to build a 6×6 version of the VelociRaptor 600, and Hennessey suggested it’s still coming. We can’t wait to see the one-upsmanship over the Mercedes 6×6 G-Wagon with this taste of ‘Mericuh.

In reality, we suspect this thing will run around $90,000, give or take, to stay in line with pricing of the previous Hennessey Raptors. For a truck that can do work and tow, and then run 12s, that seems like a fair price, doesn’t it? We don’t see a whole lot of top-trim Camaros or Corvettes capable of pulling a trailer or ripping around off-road.

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Eric Rood is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and LS1Tech, among other auto sites.

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