While the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor hasn’t even come to market yet, the tuning (and let’s build something crazy) people at Hennessey Performance have plans to make an extreme, 6×6, 600 HP VelociRaptor monster version of the truck. And yes, you can buy this one.
The Texas-based firm is adhering to the adage everything is bigger in Texas (or should be). Taking the stock F-150 Raptor, Hennessey plans to add a whole of improvements meant to inspire Mad Max imagery as people watch you drive by.
Starting with the aforementioned 6×6 setup, the kit includes “locking rear axles, upgraded Baja-spec Fox suspension, new 20-inch wheels, large off-road tiresrubber, beefy get-the-hell-out-of-my-way front and rear bumpers, a new rollbar and blinding LED light” according to Topgear.com.
Carrying all of this gear is the Mercedes’ six-wheeled G63 suspension complete with twin suspension for each wheel assembly, portal axles and a slew of differential locks.
If this wasn’t enough, you can upgrade the VelociRaptor to produce more than 600 HP out of the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost. This upgrade boost comes with upgraded turbochargers, exhaust system mods, uprated cooling and a retuned ECU computer.
For those who the HP boost without the extra set of tires, Hennessey plans to sell the twin-turbo upgrade package for $22,500.
All of this comes with the low price of $295,000 which, incredibly, is actually less than the G63 AMG 6×6’s starting MSRP of $430,000.
But, wait. There’s more! Additional optional extras can be added to the VelociRaptor 6×6 with Brembo front and rear brakes, even larger wheels and tires, unique interior treatments, brighter LED lights and an armor system for those long treks through enemy territory.
Hennessey Performance says they plan to have the VelociRaptor soon after the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor goes on sale. Taking the already iconic off-road truck to another level is sure to attract wealthy consumers as well as be the dream truck for a whole generation of truck enthusiasts. I only wonder how much a poster will cost.