2017 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Makes the Standard Ford Raptor Look Boring

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Just in case the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor’s 450 horsepower isn’t enough for you, Hennessey Performance is offering an upgrade package.

The VelociRaptor has arrived for the new Ford F-150 Raptor, upgrading the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine to 605 hp and 622 pound-feet of torque. That results in a zero-to-60 time of 4.2 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 12.9 seconds at 110 mph. The power increase comes from additional airflow cooling from higher flowing twin turbochargers that breath through a lower restriction air intake system. The standard Ford F-150 pushes 18 psi of boost while the Hennessey VelociRaptor does 21 psi, with all the boost fed through a larger and more efficient air-to-air intercooler. Out back there’s a free-flow true dual stainless steel exhaust system and everything is kept in tune with an updated factory engine management system.

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The company only plans on building 100 units for the 2017 model year and it’s asking $22,500 for the upgrades, including installation at its facility in Texas. The VelociRaptor 600 can be ordered directly from the company or local Ford dealers. It also comes with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty from Hennessey.

Along with the performance upgrade, the company is offering a special VelociRaptor Off-Road Package that includes heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, LED lights, 20-inch Hennessey wheels with 35-inch Toyo tires and an overall lift of three inches. That package will cost $12,995 installed.

“Our last VelociRaptor 600 was very popular with our V8 Raptor customers,” said John Hennessey, founder & CEO of Hennessey Performance. “We are very excited about our latest upgrades for the twin turbo Ecoboost V6 engines and for our clients upgrade who want even more power, performance and off-road capability from their new Raptor trucks.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Noe Japan Noe Japan on Mar 02, 2017

    Ok so its tinkered with though not so excessively Either version are going to be good. Looking forward to the arrival in Japan ( late summer ) Any 2017 owners picked up yet and give a day to day comment especially vs the if also owned the outgoing model