Pretty frequently, automakers and tuners are turning out vehicles that are just plain insane. Even among the crazy cars, trucks, and SUVs coming out, the VelociRaptor 6×6 from Hennessey is special. And by special, I mean big, unnecessary, and probably a ton of fun.
This six-wheel-drive truck broke cover for SEMA, which is the perfect forum for such insanity. Hennessey has created a custom twin-turbo system for the EcoBoost V-6, plus a special ECU tune, and a unique high-flow exhaust. That setup results in about 605 horsepower, plus 622 lb.-ft. of torque. Why you need so much for off-roading is beyond me, but apparently someone does.
Of course, it looks plenty aggressive with six wheels, an upgraded Fox Racing suspension, the VelociRaptor front and rear bumpers, plus enough forward lighting to illuminate the local Friday night football game. For good measure, you get a brush guard, you know, in case you roll over a tree or five. A chase rack in the back looks cool, and I guess you can tie down your crap with it.
This is the kind of truck you stockpile along with plenty of ammo, canned peaches, and fuel (you’ll need lots) in advance of that zombie apocalypse we all know is coming.
So whip out your checkbook, contact Hennessey directly, or go to certain Ford dealers before all 50 VelociRaptor 6x6s are spoken for. They only cost $349,000 each.