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Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor takes Ford Raptor up a few notches

Earnhardt Auto Centers is known around Arizona and the Southwest for selling and servicing reliable cars and trucks with a “No Bull” approach. If you’re a Ford fan, you can find a range of models and options at Earnhardt Ford in Chandler. See what happens when Hennessey Performance Engineering pairs a Ford with top-flight upgrades for a unique ride.

Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor

Earnhardt Auto Centers is known around Arizona and the Southwest for selling and servicing reliable cars and trucks with a “No Bull” approach. If you’re a Ford fan, you can find a range of models and options at Earnhardt Ford in Chandler. See what happens when Hennessey Performance Engineering pairs a Ford with top-flight upgrades for a unique ride.

Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor takes Ford Raptor up a few notches

Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor takes Ford Raptor up a few notches. Photo credit: Hennessey Performance Engineering


Based in Texas, Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) develops track-tested engine upgrade packages and parts to turn vehicles into performance machines. The team test drives parts and options on HPE’s own test track, located adjacent to their workshop and showroom in Sealy, Texas.
The Hennessey group debuted the Hennessey VelociRaptor V8, its upgraded version of the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor, at the 2018 SEMA show, according to an article in The Drive. Each year, the SEMA trade show brings together leaders in the automotive specialty products market.

Hennessey’s changes to the Raptor included a specially built 5.0-liter V-8 engine, upping it to 758 horsepower. Also a 2.9-liter supercharger allows the engine to reach even higher output, according to the article.
Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor

Performance upgrades include a high-flow induction system, a complete fuel system upgrade, a stainless steel catback exhaust, and custom tuning, to name a few modifications. Photo credit: Hennessey Performance Engineering


Other upgrades to the Raptor include a high-flow induction system, fuel system upgrade, stainless steel catback exhaust, and custom tuning, notes The Drive article. Stage 2 suspension provides 6-inch lift, with 20-inch alloy wheels and 37-inch BFGoodrich off-road tires. Hennessey also swapped the bumpers for custom versions, along with upgraded exterior lighting. The upgraded truck reaches 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, according to Hennessey. It can also drive a quarter-mile in 12.2 seconds at 115 miles per hour.
2018 HENNESSEY VELOCIRAPTOR 600

2018 HENNESSEY VELOCIRAPTOR 600
POWER: 600 bhp @ 6,000 rpm / 622 lb-ft torque @ 4,000 rpm


#BULLSPOTTED: Locate Earnhardt’s “Bull Trailer” and win cool stuff!Only 100 of the Hennessey VelociRaptor trucks will be made, with a consumer price tag of $147,950 each according to the article in The Drive. Learn more about the Hennessey VelociRaptor V8, including detailed specifications, on the Hennessey website.
When you’re looking for a reliable vehicle and a “No Bull” approach, visit Earnhardt Ford or any Earnhardt Auto Centers dealership and ask about their custom options!

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Carolyn Sostrom is a long-time Arizona resident who loves desert sunsets, warm weather and zumba. As a writer, she’s covered technology, medical and travel topics.

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