05 Nov AutoBlog – Hennessey VelociRaptor V8 gives the Raptor its V8 back, plus 758 horsepower
Hennessey VelociRaptor V8 gives the Raptor its V8 back, plus 758 horsepower
Hennessey is known for its nutty creations (i.e. the soon-to-come 300-mph-plus Venom V5), and this is another wild product just like the ones before it. The performance engineering firm decided to swap the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 for a Ford 5.0-liter V8 engine attached to a supercharger. We say attached to, because it’s a massive 2.9-liter supercharger system, producing seven psi of boost. It’s tuned to produce 758 horsepower, and rockets the truck to 60 mph in only 4.1 seconds. That’s right, your nearly 6,000-pound Raptor will run neck-and-neck with a Mustang GT now. The Raptor wasn’t slow before, but this will certainly sate any of the traditionalists who thought the car needed a V8 from the beginning. Hennessey has even made a hotter 605 horsepower version of the V6 truck, but in case that wasn’t enough for you, now there’s this. It still uses lots of Ford parts, too, including the 10-speed transmission, Ford wiring harness and ECUs. Continue reading AutoBlog’s article on their website.