If you ran out of patience waiting for the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, Hennessey has an alternative.
It’s called the Velociraptor 700, and like its predecessor (the 600), the truck isn’t based on Ford’s steroid-enhanced, full-fledged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 turbo Raptor, but on your run-of-the mill F150 FX4.
Don’t get saddened though, because its 2.9-litre supercharger, (bolted on top of the big, meaty 5.0-litre Coyote V8), the air-to-water intercooler, high-flow air induction kit, fuel injector upgrade, stainless steel cat-back exhaust and HPE engine management calibration make it boast 704hp at 6,000rpm. That’s way more than the real upcoming Raptor’s 450hp, a figure hinted by Ford’s Global Product Development Vice President, Raj Nair.
Sure, Hennessey’s variant isn’t a Baja-bred machine, like the upcoming Ford Performance Raptor, but it has its own chassis upgrades that make it competitive off-road.
Armed with a Fox off-road suspension upgrade and Hennessey’s 20-inch wheels, wrapped in upgraded street and off-road tires, the Supercharged Ford Truck isn’t limited by any road surface. The pre-runner front bumper (available with an integrated LED light bar), and off-road rear bumper upgrade leave room for inclines and high-speed Baja-style hooning.
The vehicle was made in celebration of the Texas tuner’s 25th anniversary, bearing that special limited edition status. Hennessey didn’t say how many will be made, but HPE800 Ford Mustang 25th Anniversary Edition will be limited to only 25 units.