Strapped to the dyno, the VelociRaptor V8 posted 557 horsepower and 449 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels. At the crankshaft, by comparison, Hennessey quotes no fewer than 758 horsepower from the Coyote engine and thumpin’ great supercharger. 4.1 seconds to 60 miles per hour and 12.2 seconds for the quarter-mile at 115 mph are other highlights.
Red brake calipers from Brembo, a stainless-steel exhaust system with a cat-back layout, and off-road bumpers are also featured. If you were wondering, the supercharger runs a rather conservative seven pounds of boost. John Hennessey claims that a different wheel-tire combination could translate to an additional 40 horsepower, but nevertheless, the VelociRaptor V8 ticks all the right boxes from the get-go in our book.
With more than 20 orders to date, the no-nonsense pickup also happens to be a commercial success by Hennessey standards. The Texas-based tuner can also work on the EcoBoost V6, and more demanding customers can even go for an impressive 6x6 conversion.
There’s talk Ford Performance could come out with a V8-engined F-150 Raptor as a special edition for 2020 or 2021, but nothing more is known about this topic except for the hearsay in the rumor mill. On that note, have you heard the F-150 Electric is currently in development?