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Hennessey Presents the VelociRaptor 500

The Texas-based tuners at Hennessey Performance Engineering have released details on the Hennessey VelociRaptor 500 package for the Ford F150 SVT Raptor. The team took the Hennessey VelociRaptor 500 to a test near HPE headquarters in Sealy at the Lonestar Motorsports Park, where the car managed to finish the quarter-mile in 14.09 seconds at 97 mph.

Thanks to some engine tweaks made by the company engineers, the power of the 5.4-liter V8 engine fitted on the Hennessey VelociRaptor 500 was boosted to 501 bhp at 5,100 rpm and 520 lb-ft torque at 3,200 rpm.

The extra power also allowed the car to accelerate from naught to sixty in just 5.6 seconds, which means nearly three seconds down from the stock vehicle.

The modifications brought to the powerplant included adjusting the ECU, installing a Whipple supercharger and a K&N intake, new fuel rails and upgraded injectors. The kit also includes stainless steel headers and a exhaust system.

The only styling elements changed by Hennessey were adding a VelociRaptor 500 badging, exterior Hennessey emblem on the tailgate and serial-numbered dash and engine plaques. The team behind the project, however, left the interior untouched.

According to a company statement, there will only be 100 units of the Hennessey VelociRaptor 500 kits produced this year. The package retails for $10,950, with an additional cost of over $4,000 to have the Hennessey Performance Engineering team install the kit.

Watch John Hennessey as he unveils the new supercharged SVT Raptor in the video below:



 
 
 
 
 

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