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The VelociRaptor … a desert stormer

Unless you have been off planet for the last few years, we all by now know the Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6. Well now there is a new kid coming to the block – the VelociRaptor 6X6 to be built by US based Hennessey Performance Engineering.
Starting as a regular Raptor and then Hennessey adds an additional axle at the rear, modifies the aluminum bed to fit another set of wheels, and gives the whole package a performance upgrade. The six-wheeled truck features locking rear axles, uprated off-roading suspension, huge 20 inch wheels, and chunky off-road tyres. The front axle, which can be fitted with an optional Torsen differential from Ford, will remain untouched.
“Our VelociRaptor 6X6 is pure aggression on wheels – all six of them”, said Hennessey. “The new 2017 Raptor is going to be one of the best all-around trucks ever built. We are excited to help take it to the next level both in terms of performance and exclusivity”. The Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 can be ordered directly from Hennessey Performance or through selected Hennessey – Ford dealers in the US.
The VelociRaptor 6X6 concept starts at US$295,000 (£23,400) and includes the base 2017 Raptor 4-door truck, 6X6 locking rear axles, upgraded Fox suspension, upgraded 20” wheels and off-road tyres, special front and rear bumpers, roll-bar and LED lighting.
HPE will also be offering its VelociRaptor 600 twin turbo upgrade for the 6X6 and for owners seeking more power and performance.
The 600+ HP upgrade costs US $22,000 (£17680) and includes upgraded twin turbochargers, stainless steel exhaust modifications, upgraded front mounted air to air intercooler and plumbing and re-tuned factory computer.
Other optional upgrades including Brembo brake upgrade, larger wheels and tyres, LED lighting upgrades, bespoke interior, electronic upgrades and armouring components will also be available.




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