Now that the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R is out with its enormous supercharged V8, it was solely inevitable that somebody would give it the six-wheel remedy. And we’re not in the least shocked that Hennessey Efficiency could be the corporate to do it. Like with the common Raptor (VelociRaptor) and the Ram TRX, it has revealed its VelociRaptoR (not a typo, and vital for differentiating between the R model and the common one), that will provide you with much more, nicely, extra.
As with Hennessey’s different 6×6 tremendous vans, the VelociRaptoR’s body has been prolonged to accommodate the extra rear axle. It is a absolutely purposeful axle, too, and includes a locker. Hennessey has additionally made certain the up to date suspension nonetheless makes use of the Fox live-valve suspension that Ford made an enormous deal about, and we discovered actually spectacular. Hennessey did tweak issues a bit by including three inches of carry in addition to 20-inch wheels with 37-inch tires.
The general size of the automobile will increase to 27 toes in service of that further axle, however there’s one other profit to it: extra mattress size. As an alternative of the usual Raptor R’s 5.5-foot mattress, the VelociRaptoR has an 8-foot mattress. We’re undecided that’ll persuade your important different to allow you to get one, but it surely’s value a shot.
Surprisingly, the powertrain of the VelociRaptoR is untouched. It is the identical supercharged 5.2-liter V8 making 700 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. Nevertheless it’s not like we thought the Raptor R was sluggish, so we doubt too many potential clients shall be bothered.
The VelociRaptoR is obtainable to order now. It isn’t low-cost. The bottom worth is $499,999, however that does no less than embrace the donor truck, so the value is for the entire thing. Like different Hennessey autos, it additionally comes with a 3-year / 36,000-mile guarantee (possibly that may persuade your important different). Clients can order by sellers that work with Hennessey, or Hennessey straight.