VelociRaptor 650 VS F150
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How the 2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 650 F150 Compares to the Ford F150

The folks at Hennessey have converted the 2015 Ford F150 into their VelociRaptor 650 and to show the difference in performance, Hennessey lined up their supercharged F150 against a factory-stock 2015 F150 on the drag strip – and they filmed the matchup to display how much quicker their F150 is than the Ford version.
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The 2015 Ford F150 is powered by a quartet of powerful engines including a naturally aspirated V6, a pair of EcoBoost V6s and a naturally aspirated 5.0L V8. This is a similar V8 to the one offered for the 2014 model year (and the previous generation F150), but for the 2015 models – this 5.0L mill gets a bump to 385 horsepower from the 360 available in the past. These extra 25 ponies are nice, but for a new F150 owner who wants far more serious power, the folks at Hennessey have you covered with their VelociRaptor 650 package for the 2015 F150.

The VelociRaptor 650 F150
Hennessey has a long list of upgraded components available for the 2015 Ford F150 including a suspension package, front and rear off-road bumpers, fender flares and wheel/tire packages, but their VelociRaptor packages are focused on the engine. Available in both 600 and 650 horsepower configurations, the VelociRaptor packages add a 2.9L supercharger to the 5.0L V8, along with an air to water intercooler, a high flow air intake package, new fuel injectors and an HPE engine calibration that lifts the output to either 600hp at 6,600rpm or 650hp at 5,700rpm depending on the package.

Those are incredible numbers, but how do those big power numbers convert to real world performance in the 2015 F150? Well, we know that Hennessey promises that the VelociRaptor 650 will blast from a stop to 60 miles per hour in just 5.1 seconds and that is very quick for a sports car – let alone a full size pickup.

Well, to show the real world advantage of 650 horsepower in a 2015 F150 compared to 385hp in a 2015 F150, Hennessey lined up their VelociRaptor 650 against a stock 2015 Ford F150 and they filmed the action.

VelociRaptor 650 VS 2015 F150 FX4
The video below shows the supercharged 2015 Ford F150-turned VelociRaptor 650 drag racing against a stock 2015 Ford F150 FX4. The two trucks start on the third honk of the horn and while we don’t know the length of the race – we get to see the race from a few different angles. In every angle, we see the Hennessey F150 walk away from the stock F150 and the beating begins as soon as the race begins. The VelociRaptor 650 jumps out to a quick lead and never looks back, although the stock F150 FX4 really does put up an admirable battle considering the 265 horsepower disadvantage. The still above shows the differential at the finish line and while there are no timers on this run, the Hennessey truck appears to get to the line a few seconds ahead of the stock truck.


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