Hennessey V8 VelociRaptor takes on stock V6 Ford Raptor

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Hearing the 2019 VelociRaptor’s V8 at SEMA this past October was a treat, but watching it smoke a stock 2019 Ford Raptor is even better.

In Hennessey Performance’s video below you’ll notice that though the stock Raptor jumps early at the line, the VelociRaptor’s 2.9-liter supercharger sings a high note and quickly leaves the Raptor behind.

The VelociRaptor V8 conversion includes a new Ford 5.0-liter V8, Ford 10-speed automatic transmission, Ford wiring harnesses, ECUs and other parts that complete the engine swap.

Once the V8 is installed, the Hennessey team cranks up the power to the tune of 758 horses (roughly 308 more than the high-output V6) through their supercharger system which produces seven psi of boost pressure. Hennessey’s V8-powered Raptor runs from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds.

“We are so excited to introduce our VelociRaptor V8 – the first and only V8-powered Gen 2 Ford Raptor,” Hennessey said. “Our customers have been begging for a V8 option for their new Raptors since the truck first came out in early 2017. We heard their calls and are so pleased to meet this need in the market. The sound of the VelociRaptor V8 is so worth it!”

The Hennessey VelociRaptor V8 conversion also includes VelociRaptor bumpers front & rear, LED front lights, Stage 2 off-road suspension with a six-inch lift, Hennessey 20-inch alloy wheels, 37-inch BF Goodrich KM03 off-road tires, Hennessey & VelociRaptor V8 exterior badges, and Hennessey embroidered headrests, serial numbered plaques in the interior and engine bay.

The price for the 2019 Hennessey VelociRaptor V8 is $147,950, which includes a new 2019 Ford Raptor F-150 truck. Production is limited to just 100 units for the 2019 model year and each vehicle comes with a 3-year / 36,000 mile warranty that covers the base Ford truck as well as the complete VelociRaptor V8 conversion.

The VelociRaptor V8 is available directly from Hennessey or from select Authorized Hennessey Performance Ford dealers.