Hennessey releases F-150 VelocityRaptor 500
Hennessey Performance has built a new performance package for the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. Calling it the Hennessey VelociRaptor 500, power has been beefed up significantly creating one quick off-road beast.
The 5.4-litre V8 originally has 310 hp. But Hennessey has added a supercharger to boost the power to 501 hp. Torque also jumps to a massive 705 Nm. As a result of these upgrades, 3 seconds are shaved off its 0-60 mph time (0-96 km/h), reaching it in just 5.6 seconds. The Raptor’s Baja-bred suspension makes it highly capable off-road. Hennessey plans to release performance parts and upgrades for the 6.2-litre V8 later this year as well.
A few imports could make it to the UAE. Hennessey says they regularly ship cars to GCC customers straight from the United States. Currently, an official dealer only exists in Saudi Arabia, but Hennessey will ship to any country directly.
For more info on the standard Ford F-150 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, check out the Ford F-150 buyer guide.