John Hennessey Drives The VelociRaptor 6×6, Says It Feels Like A Military Vehicle

Say what you want about Hennessey’s new VelociRaptor 6×6, but you cannot overlook its level of badassery and head-turning ability.

For some select consumers, those attributes alone might be worth the $349,000 that the company command for the truck in the States.

John Hennessey believes that despite its off-road potential, most owners will park it “in front of a fancy restaurant or hotel”, and “that’s okay, because they’ll have something that’s very unique and special”.

Hennessey went for a short spin in a VelociRaptor 6×6, saying that it feels like a military vehicle, with a huge towing ability, and plenty of power thanks to the 600hp 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine. However, this is a very subjective first insight into the six-wheeled 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor crew-cab, as it comes from the company’s founder.

Hennessey admitted that he would gladly take this VelociRaptor 6×6 for an off-road session, but since he was sitting inside an example that was headed to its owner in Florida, he had to restrain himself.

During the short video, Hennessey said that besides the initial batch of 50 units, all of them made for the US market, they will build 50 more, for the rest of the world, so if you’re looking to splurge on your very own example, then you should make a deposit very soon.

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  • Dennis James

    “Feels like a military vehicle” is not too encouraging. It means heavy and cumbersome.

    • DRAGGING AROUND THAT FAT ASS CAN’T HELP.

  • WHEN THE BUILDER PRETTY MUCH ADMITS IT’S POINTLESS…PARKED IN FRONT OF A FANCY RESTAURANT.

    • donald seymour

      AND I respect that.

  • Wyoh

    DRAGGING AROUND THAT FAT ASS CAN’T HELP.

  • LeStori

    Military quality-“equipment built to government specifications by the lowest bidder”… Sounds good to me!

  • Ary Wisesa

    Awesome… This could be a less expensive alternative to the Mercedes AMG G63 6×6.

  • SteersUright

    This is a customer vehicle so they can’t show any off-roading from a purpose built 6-wheel drive off roader? They didn’t build even 1 prototype to as a demonstrator to also test out and prove out its capabilities?

  • Maricaibo

    Somehow I doubt whether Mahindra or Geely will try to copy this.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Well, obviously…it must weigh 4-5 tons

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