Many people thought the V6 Raptor would be a lame duck, but it has proven to be a mean bird of prey. In stock form, it offers 510 lb-ft of torque and 450 horsepower from the 3.5 liter V6. But if that isn’t enough for you, John Hennessey & Company have ruffled some feathers in their latest build. The VelociRaptor 600 makes 600 horsepower and 622 lb-ft of torque thanks to some ingenious & proprietary upgrades. In order to showcase their talents, a stock Raptor was used for comparison in a quarter-mile showdown.
Any engine that uses turbos or superchargers will benefit from intake and exhaust upgrades. Your first clue to the potential of the VelociRaptor is the aggressive V6 soundtrack. To keep it emissions friendly the stock catalytic converters are left in place, but it sounds like straight pipes after them. To unlock more ignition timing, a cooler intake was needed. A new intercooler measuring large by huge was placed behind the grille. The blow off valve will scare pedestrians when boost isn’t needed, but the VelociRaptor will be limited to only 100 examples. Each one will be capable of going 1,320 feet in 12.9 seconds and hitting 60 mph in only 4.2. Make your V8 friends angry as blow their doors off! You can’t argue with results, so check out the details here and stay with us for more wild Hennessey Performance updates.