Hennessey Velociraptor 1000 gets 200kW boost

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Hennessey Velociraptor version of the F-150 pick-up truck adds a 3.8-litre supercharger to the Shelby 5.2-litre V8 for stonking performance gains.

Hennessey has revealed an upgrade package for the Ford F-150 Raptor R, which raises the performance of the pick-up truck to make it one of the most powerful in the world.

Named the Velociraptor 1000, the package uprates the Shelby 5.2-litre V8 engine with a larger (3.8-litre) supercharger, improving high-flow induction and adding a new supercharger belt and upgrades to fuel lines and injectors.

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Due to arrive in the first quarter of 2023, it will offer a 40 per cent increase in power, pushing the truck past 1000bhp (745kW) and giving it more than 1150Nm of torque.

The standard Raptor R produces 515kW and 877Nm, enabling it to do 0-100km/h in around 4.5sec.

The Velociraptor 1000 also gains more rugged exterior styling, with the addition of updated front and rear bumpers and a large LED light bar.

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A set of Hennessey wheels are joined by 37in off-road tyres to bolster off-road capability. Each truck is also fitted with a build plaque featuring the model’s serial number.

The Velociraptor 1000 follows the Velociraptor Bronco, the Texan tuner’s version of the recently revived Ford Bronco SUV, with 368kW and 748Nm on tap.

“The Hennessey Velociraptor is the world’s best-selling modified performance truck, of which we’ve built thousands for customers all around the globe,” said CEO John Hennessey.

“The Velociraptor 1000 raises the performance bar significantly in terms of sheer power. Add in the characteristic supercharger whine and the distinctive exhaust note from the unique cross-plane V8 and the package is unbeatable.”

Hennessey hasn’t yet revealed pricing for the package, but the less powerful Velociraptor costs $64,950 (AUD$97,245) in the US and is set for production in 2023.The model won;t be coming to Australia, but the standard F-150 model range is going on sale here officially from Ford next year.

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