Raise Your Profile and Maybe Your Wanted Level With the New Hennessy VelociRaptoR 6x6

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

The gub’ment wants you to drive an electric car, so what’s the best way to go in the exact opposite direction in the most obnoxious way possible? This truck, to start. Hennessey took the Ford Raptor R, added two wheels, a bunch of new bodywork, and a crazy price tag. And, it’s all covered with a three-year warranty.

The VelociRaptoR 6x6 will drive spellcheck nerds crazy, but it won’t go unnoticed on the road. Hennessey gave the truck a three-inch lift and installed six 20-inch wheels with 37-inch tires. It’s almost 27 feet long, seven feet tall, seven feet wide, and weighs 6,500 pounds. Those are school bus dimensions for some people, and the bed itself has been lengthened to eight feet. 

New bumpers, LED lights, and badging complete the exterior package, but Hennessey left the Raptor R’s supercharged 5.2-liter V8 alone. It still makes 700 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque.

Hennessey has plenty of experience building these things, as it’s already got the Ram Mammoth 6x6 TRX, the Chevy Goliath 6x6 Silverado, and the F-150 Raptor VelociRaptor 600 6x6. That truck retained its twin-turbo V6. 

If you’re looking to raise your profile with local law enforcement, get ready to crack into your 401k. The 6x6 starts at $499,999, but Hennessey offers added-cost upgrades, so it will likely be easy to crest the half-million-dollar mark with the truck. The good news, though, is that all the upgrades don’t nix the Raptor R’s warranty altogether, as the truck comes with three-year/36,000-mile coverage.  

[Image: Hennessey]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Wjtinfwb Wjtinfwb on Apr 26, 2023

    Typically I shrug at mods and say, live and let live. This one however just prompts, Why?

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  • El scotto El scotto on Apr 26, 2023

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