High-Flying Performance: Hennessey VelociRaptor
The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is a cool truck, no doubt. One thing that was seen as a shortcoming was the 5.4-liter engine, which is why Hennessey offers two solutions for Raptor owners. The first, called the VelociRaptor 500, is for the 5.4-liter-powered Raptor.
The serial-numbered upgrade comes with a 9psi supercharger, stainless-steel exhaust and headers, custom fuel rails and upgraded fuel injectors, K&N air filter, and custom engine management software calibration, all of which is said to provide 501 horsepower and 520 pound-feet of torque, bringing the 0-60 time down to 5.6 seconds and the quarter-mile time down to 14.1 seconds at 97 mph.
Want to go bigger? How does up to 810 horsepower out of the 6.2-liter grab you? To very nearly double the output of the already-powerful V-8, Hennessey doubles the turbos. With a pair of snails hiding behind the front bumper feeding a pair of intercoolers behind the grille, the tuner from Texas can set you up with 810 horsepower at 5100 rpm and 745 pound-feet of torque at 3300. You'll even get a fully built engine, custom tuning, and upgraded transmission to go with that turbo kit.
If that's a bit too ridiculous for your sensible tastes, a 605-horsepower package is also on the menu. Skip the heavy-duty engine build, and you'll still net nearly 200 horsepower over stock and 622 pound-feet of torque to go with it. If forced induction isn't your thing, Hennessey can always set you up with some unpressurized go-fast parts that'll get you 475 horsepower and 485 pound-feet of torque. Some of the parts that are available separately include air induction, headers, and exhaust.
The resulting creations are aptly named the VelociRaptor 475, 500, 600, and 800 to match their respective power outputs. All carruy a one-year/12,000-mile warranty and dyno tuning to guarantee performance. How many other full-size trucks will get you to 60 mph in likely well under six seconds and land the jump you're rocketing toward?