Hennessey creates super Raptor

If you’re unfamiliar with Hennessey Performance, you’d be well advised to get acquainted. Based in Sealy, Texas, Hennessey specializes in hypercar development and special editions of existing vehicles, such as their new take on the Ford F-150 Raptor, which they’ve turned into a monster with four digits’ worth of output. The VelociRaptoR 1000, to use the truck’s full name, has had a fundamental transplant in which the standard twin-turbocharged V-6 is replaced by a version of Ford’s 5.2-liter Predator V-8, with more than 700 stock horsepower, and goes on from there.

Hennessey already reliably upgrades the Predator, the engine in the Shelby GT500, to some 1,200 horsepower at the wheels. With the Raptor redo, it fits a larger, 3.8-liter supercharger that it says will bring this truck in at an even 1,000 horsepower. High-flow induction, larger fuel injectors and upgraded fuel lines also contribute to an output rating that’s 40 percent better than stock. Exterior improvements include Hennessey custom wheels and a custom front light bar.

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