Hennessey Performance division gets better this time with the introduction of the 2018 Ford F-150 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 priced at $295,000. The Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 will bring forth an additional axle, new bumpers, and revised LED lights. Additionally, this tuning firm will add an extra roll bar along with custom bodywork to the Raptor. It will generate north of 600 horsepower.
The new souped-up 6×6 pickup truck is suited to off-road enthusiasts, and Hennessey is planning to bring it to the 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The inbound VelociRaptor 6×6 features the same performance upgrades as the VelociRaptor conversion showcased last year.
2018 Ford F-150 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 – Exterior Profile and Interior Cosmetics
The 2018 Ford F-150 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 is an offensive machine with immense awesomeness. Its front fascia elicits a custom-built bumper that conveys the VelociRaptor 6×6 branding along with a revised grille and fog lamps. You can see large fender flares flowing over its massive tires.
Perhaps one of the greatest changes is the elongated cargo bed. A roll bar stretches from the cargo bed right up to the cab and beyond. Huge LED off-road lights are attached to this bar. Aside from the extended bed, renewed bumpers and roll bar, nearly everything else is carried over from the standard Raptor—except for the additional axle and tires.
The car will this time include advanced Fox suspension, 6×6 locking rear axles, and 20-inch wheels coupled with new off-road tires. Hennessey will also offer a black roll bar, custom bumpers in the rear/front axle and LED lights.
Hennessey is yet to tell us how it will add an extra axle to the 2018 Ford F-150 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 model. Outback, the production Raptor includes the leaf springs. Therefore, there will likely be the need for another form of suspension. Hennessey plans to mimic the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6X6. Hence, you can watch out for a multilink system with external bypass shocks and coil springs.
The manufacturer has said that the 2018 Ford F-150 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 will come with the bespoke interior. The company will happily include such things as the leather seats, Alcantara on the steering wheel and headliner, as well as the five-point racing harness. It all depends on your budget.
Beyond that, the 2018 Ford F-150 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 gets furnished with all the trimmings highlighted in Ford. These are likely to encompass SYNC3 infotainment system, auxiliary switches, and large TFT display in the gauge cluster. You also get colossal paddle shifters on its steering wheel, unique seats that incorporate Raptor logo, and the console-mounted shifter.
We will find a retuned factory computer, updated air-to-air intercooler mounted at the front, and new plumbing works. You also are likely to get bespoke interiors, larger wheels and tires, improved electronics and armoring systems, and enhanced Brembo front and rear brakes.
2018 Ford F-150 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 – Drivetrain Specifications
The entry-level Ford F-150 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 uses Ford’s 2nd gen 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine. It can yield about 450hp and 510lb.ft of torque and is paired with a brand-new ten-speed automatic transmission. Being Hennessey, however, it won’t stop there.
You can order an optional VelociRaptor 600 twin-turbo kit, which goes beyond the 600-hp redline. The extra power is realized due to an upgraded stainless steel exhaust system, new turbochargers, a revised air-to-air intercooler, along with a restructured ECU.
2018 Ford F-150 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 – Price
Hennessey will charge $295,000 for the all-inclusive 2018 Ford F-150 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 package. This value caters for the donor Raptor, labor, as well as materials.
You will need to shell out an extra $22,500 for an additional Twin Turbo upgrade kit. Other options like interior upgrades, brakes, and lighting will upsurge the bottom line.