Introducing the Ford Raptor with a twin-turbo V6 engine was a bold move by Ford. Purists scoffed at the idea of a six-cylinder engine powering a truck that’s been such a powerhouse, especially . Thankfully, Ford did a great job with their EcoBoost engine and the new Raptors stand out as high-performance trucks. But don’t we all just miss the sound of a V8 engine?
Hennessey Performance recently performed an engine swap on a Raptor, replacing the V6 with a lovely 5.0-liter V8 engine from Ford. with a 2.9-liter supercharger attached. The result is a truck packing 758 horsepower that can scream. That’s quite a bit more power compared to the stock Raptor, packing 450 horsepower but that didn’t stop Hennessey from comparing the two in the video above. Hennessey notes that the gap between the two could be measured in bus lengths. Dang.