Things can always get nastier. If you thought the Raptor R is a monster truck, then the Ford F-150 VelociRaptoR is going to blow your mind. Hennessey took the top of the range version of the truck and put a few modifications. The result is – VelociRaptoR 1000. The number indicates the amount of power. We are still waiting for the pricing. Ford sells Raptor R for $110k. The cost of the F-150 VelociRaptoR could go up to $200k, per some experts.
What is the bad thing about the truck/ Well, aftermarket upgrades wipe out the official warranty. But, Hennessey will give you one for their parts. Numbers are not final yet, since engineers said upgrades will boost the output by 40 percent. Math says that the Ford F-150 VelociRaptoR should be at 980 hp. For now, let’s check what kind of upgrades the Texas-based company is preparing. Also, we can analyze expectations, while the review of the final product will be done once the truck is released.
The main upgrade for the Ford F-150 VelociRaptoR 1000 is the new supercharger. Instead of a 2.7-liter mill, the company is using a 3.8-liter version. Plus, there are special belt, fuel injector and fuel lines to transform and make more power. A high-intake system is one of the key parts here. Bosses in Hennessey said that upgrades can add 40 percent more power. Calculation says we can expect at least 980 horsepower. But, don’t be surprised if the muscle truck hits four-digit output after the work is done. Torque is expected around 870 lb-ft. Standard Raptor R produces 650 pound-feet of twist.
Ford F-150 VelociRaptoR Visual Upgrades
The engine boost is definitely something that will draw the most attention. But, the styling of the Ford F-150 VelociRaptoR 1000 needs to follow the idea of the muscle truck. So, there are special bumpers, LED light bar at the front and 37-inch off-road rubber wrapping 20-inch Hennessey wheels. The company also adds a plaque with serial number. Unique graphics cover the body. Of course, there is the R1000 badge to remind watchers it is the special tuning.
It is not strange to see aftermarket companies building high-end trucks. Hennessey is one of the best-known, thanks to super models of the legendary F-150 pickup. We saw some lighter versions before. Now, it is a new challenge to take the Raptor R to the next levels of performance.
Archrival, Chevrolet Silverado, also has its fans and enthusiasts that build special versions. The Yenko Silverado is a cool upgrade. But, with arrival of the Ford F-150 VelociRaptoR, 700 hp coming from the Chevy truck seems funny. But, if GM decides to compete with Ford and Ram with a 6.2-liter supercharged engine, available for Cadillac V Blackwing models, Yenko could do something to make this segment more interesting than ever.
Ford F-150 VelociRaptoR Price
The base Raptor R costs an arm and a leg. So many upgrades will make the Ford F-150 VelociRaptoR even more precious. The price won’t be under $150k and could climb up to $200,000. Also, the VelociRaptoR will be built at demand and in limited number of copies.