If you’re driving a truck, Ford’s Raptor 6.2 to be exact, you’re more or less constricted to 411hp. So why not give it a little more oomph? Hennessey Performance, from the Lone Star state of Texas, did just that with their VelociRaptor 600. Hennessey gave the standard 6.2 liter V-8 of the Raptor forced induction. 602hp with 622lb-ft of torque was the result. But, obliging to the Hennessey tradition, beginning with the VelociRaptor 500, the company decided to bolt a twin-turbo system onto the Raptor. Introducing the VelociRaptor 800: A two door truck with 810 American stallions under the hood and 745 lb-ft of torque. Forget towing cattle, with that kind of power you can tow your pet dinosaur with ease!
To put this in perspective, an 18-wheeler, the ones you see towing giant containers of who-knows-what, has about 400 to 500hp. The VelociRaptor 800 is the equivalent to two 18 wheelers in horsepower. The VelociRaptor 800 has more horsepower than the Switzer Performance P800, a Nissan GT-R with 800hp. Of course, we can’t discuss horsepower without torque, and of course an 18 wheeler has more torque. But, the VelociRaptor 800 is equivalent to three Toyota Priuses running on both the electric motor and the gasoline engine together.
Fear not, if you don’t have a pet dinosaur to tow, Hennessey is also announcing the VelociRaptor 475. It has, well 475hp. This is achieved through some better airflow and some computer sorcery under the hood.
Source: Hennessey Performance