There is no denying that Ford’s innovative EcoBoost V6 is a powerful alternative to their V8, but if you want the ultimate F-150, John Hennessey has unveiled the second generation VelociRaptor.
In a video uploaded to the Hennessey Performance YouTube page Sept. 3, he explains the more intricate details of the package, along with the obligatory burnout, and an Aug. 26 post to their Facebook page showed us this dino’s exterior and improved engine.
With two decades of supercharger experience under his belt, his team has developed a comprehensive package for the new truckm which is based around a 2.9-liter blower. Much like the modifications done to the HPE800 CTS-V, a large air-to-water heat exchanger is mounted up front, and linked to intercoolers inside the intake.
Larger fuel injectors are included to take advantage of the boost, and with only 7 psi, the VelociRaptor makes up to 650 hp. Since the new trucks are primarily built of aluminum alloy, a weight savings of almost 700 lbs helps to provide blistering acceleration; 0-60 mph takes only 4.9 seconds in this monster.
This is the most faithful reincarnation of the SVT Lightning that you will find, and the only one that carries a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty. If you care about more than pavement performance, a host of off-road enhancements are also available. If your naturally aspirated truck needs more motivation, contact HPE at 979-885-1300 or visit their website at www.HennesseyPerformance.com. Stay tuned to Autofluence for more wild builds from Hennessey Performance.
(Source: Hennessey Performance Engineering)