Hennessey Performance (HPE), based in Sealy, TX, is building their very own SUV based on a modified Ford F150 SVT Raptor; it’s called the VelociRaptor. No, it’s not a modified Ford Expedition, the VelociRaptor is a Raptor-based SUV that can hold up to eight people. “Over the past three years we have built nearly 400 upgraded Raptor trucks for enthusiasts around the world”, said Don Goldman, CEO of Hennessey Performance. “We are now very excited to be able to offer the VelociRaptor SUV to those who like the Raptor but want more seats and space.” – – HPE
HPE builds hyper-performance machines and is known for serious performance upgrades. Their 1,244 BHP Venom is a world record breaker, they built the vicious 658 hp 2012 Hennessy CTS-V Hammer Wagon and provide hopped-up versions from several automakers. HPE builds animals in the realm of badass-dom. You have the base model with 400 hp and HPE’s upgrade gives you 600 hp.
Here’s the one (potential) issue: the VelociRaptor has not been fully vetted for full-blown baja excursions and Hennessey is carefully pointing that out, ““Don’t plan on pre-running Baja or negotiating Rubicon with our SUV – that is not why we built it”, said company founder, John Hennessey. But, if you’re looking for the ultimate vehicle to drive from Aspen to Telluride in January, the VelociRaptor SUV would be perfect.” – – HPE
The base price is $149,500 and HPE expects to build only 30 per year.
Check out our run in a Jeep on an F1 track!
Cool – no?