Hennessey’s VelociRaptor 6X6 Is a 600-Horsepower, 6-Wheel-Drive Beast
It’s like a G63 6×6 for people on a budget. (Well, a “budget.”)
There are plenty of ways to toughen up a truck, but none can quite match the visual and practical effect of adding a second rear axle. That's exactly what Hennessey has done with the VelociRaptor 6x6 Concept, transforming the already-scary F-150 Raptor into what could be the most badass truck ever to come from the United States of America.
Along with the extra wheels, the VelociRaptor 6x6 is equipped with an upgraded Baja-spec suspension built by Fox, new 20-inch wheels with off-road tires, locking rear axles, massive bumpers, and a fancy roll-bar equipped with LED lamps.
For those who think Ford's stock 450-horsepower Raptor powertrain is a bit too lethargic, Hennessey will swap out the Raptor's turbos for bigger turbos to bump the power output up past 600 horsepower with the $22,500 HPE600 package. (That's just the price of speed, folks.) The HPE600 package also comes with a better-flowing exhaust, differently-tuned ECU, a new intercooler, and different wheels, tires, and brakes.
Not like the Hennessy 6x6 Raptor is cheap, anyway. Even without the 600-horsepower upgrade, one of these purpose-built trail-terrorizing machines costs $295,000. Still, that's a good $200K cheaper than the current best-known six-wheel-drive off-road rig, the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6.
Of course, the Hennessey's monster and the G63 6x6 are not the only six-wheeled rigs in the world. Back in December, The Drive compiled a list of our favorite 6x6 vehicles. Had the VelociRaptor 6x6 been a thing back then, it definitely would've found a spot on that list—probably between the Kahn Land Rover Defender Flying Huntsman 6x6 and the Mansory Gronos G63 6x6. But to be sure, we would have to drive all of 'em at once. Y'know, to be properly scientific about the whole thing.
Off-road rats with money to burn can order their VelociRaptor 6x6s either directly from Hennessey or at selected Ford dealerships.