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  • Jeremy Clarkson To Drive Hennessey Ford F-150 VelociRaptor 600

Jeremy Clarkson To Drive Hennessey Ford F-150 VelociRaptor 600

Colorful Top Gear Host to Drive Truck in Future Episode

Feb 25, 2015
Jeremy Clarkson is one of the best-known and most-notorious automotive television personalities in the world. His quick wit and outrageous analogies have made him a favorite of gearheads worldwide. He is also well known for choosing the most outrageous and powerful cars among his compatriots in their frequent automotive adventures. So it should come as no surprise that Clarkson would choose the Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 pickup for a future episode of Top Gear, where it appears Clarkson and co-host James May compete to drive up a snow-packed mountain to rescue their cohort Richard Hammond.
Clarkson is no great fan of American-style fullsize pickups in general, having called a previous-generation F-150 “rubbish” while casting aspersions about American pastimes and character. But in the teaser to this upcoming episode, Clarkson talks of his “frankly brilliant plan” while piloting the VelociRaptor up the mountain. May appears to be driving a Chevrolet Silverado 2500 up the mountain and not making quite as rapid progress.
Could this highly tuned truck have prompted a change of heart from the famously jaded and cynical Clarkson, or is he just thankful to have a tool for the job of winter mountaintop rescues? Guess we’ll have to tune in to Top Gear to find out!
Source: Hennessey Performance