If you are looking for a people mover that will get you there fast, the new VelociRaptor SUV conversion from Hennessey Performance (HPE) is the ticket. Hennessey Performance has announced that it is offering its VelociRaptor SUV conversion that is based on the Ford F-150 Raptor. The team at Hennessey is all about making fast cars faster, and this SUV will be the fastest people mover on the planet. They transformed the Ford SVT F-150 Raptor super crew cab pick-up truck into a full-sized sport-utility vehicle (SUV) with seating for up to 8 people. Why did Hennessey Performance come up with a high-performance SUV?
The team has built many Raptor trucks in the past and wanted to build something for the enthusiast who needs to transport more people. “Over the past three years we have built nearly 400 upgraded Raptor trucks for enthusiasts around the world”, said Don Goldman, CEO of Hennessey Performance. “We are now very excited to be able to offer the VelociRaptor SUV to those who like the Raptor but want more seats and space.”
This SUV is intended for on-road and light-off-road use
Even though Hennessey uses all of the factory Ford Raptor truck components and systems, the performance team hasn’t tested the VelociRaptor SUV off-road capabilities yet. The company suggests that buyers should intend using this vehicle for on-road as well as light to moderate off-road duties. “Don’t plan on pre-running Baja or negotiating Rubicon with our SUV – that is not why we built it”, said company founder, John Hennessey. But, if you’re looking for the ultimate vehicle to drive from Aspen to Telluride in January, the VelociRaptor SUV would be perfect.”
Production will be limited
The VelociRaptor SUV production is going to be limited to just 30 units per year. It will come with a base price of $149,500. Hennessey keeps the stock 6.2-liter 411 horsepower Ford V8 to power the entry level SUV. But for those wanting more power, Hennessey also offers their VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged upgrade at an additional cost. Other optional upgrades for the VelociRaptor SUV include: Brembo front brake upgrade, larger wheels and tires, LED lighting upgrades, bespoke interior and electronic upgrades. Security and armoring systems are also available.
This is one fast people mover
Hennessey says that even though vehicle weight is increased by approximately 600 lbs, the standard 411 hp SUV is able to achieve 0-60 mph times of 7.5 seconds. Bumping power to 600 bhp with the VelociRaptor SUV 600 Supercharged upgrade will drop the 0-60 mph time to 5.9 seconds. That makes the new VelociRaptor SUV one of the fastest people movers on the planet.
The Hennessey VelociRaptor SUV can be ordered directly from Hennessey Performance. For more information contact John Hennessey at 979-885-1300 or visit: www.HennesseyPerformance.com
Watch VelociRaptor SUV Walk-around & Test Drive with John Hennessey video.