High-Flying Performance: Hennessey VelociRaptor

Scott Evans
Sep 27, 2010
Photographers: Marcelo Maragni/Red Bull Photofiles
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.
Photo 2/7   |   Hennessey Ford Velociraptor 500 Engine
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.
Photo 3/7   |   Hennessey Ford Velociraptor 500 Side View
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.
Photo 4/7   |   Hennessey Ford Velociraptor 500 Engine2
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?



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