Ford has just unveiled the 2011 F-150 SVT Raptor , but Hennessey has one-upped Ford by adding a few components to juice it up. The juiced up version of the truck will be called the VelociRaptor APV (Armored Performance Vehicles) and will be part of a long list of tuned up trucks by Hennessey. This first vehicle will be based on the new Ford Raptor Super Crew .
The VelociRaptor APV is powered by a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 engine, with output between 450 and 800 HP (up from 411 HP), and offers the ultimate combination of armor protection, vehicle performance, passenger comfort, safety, acceleration, braking and handling performance.
The new SUV will offer seating options for six, seven, or eight passengers and will be available with a full line of electronic upgrades including: Satellite TV, high-speed internet, entertainment systems and mobile office systems.
Hennessey will offer the same APV package for a series of other SUVs, all of them offering output of up to 1000 HP (see list below).
Press release after the jump.
Having a vehicle that can safely and quickly get you out of harm’s way is just as important as having armored protection. Introducing Hennessey Armored Performance Vehicles (APV) ™. Hennessey APV ™will apply the company’s go-fast know-how to help improve the acceleration, braking and handling performance on late-model armored vehicles.
The company’s 2012 Hennessey VelociRaptor APV, based on the new Ford Raptor Super Crew, will offer the ultimate combination of armor protection, vehicle performance, passenger comfort and safety. Powered by a supercharged 6.2L V8, the VelociRaptor APV will have the performance capability to drive away from, through or over obstacles both on the road as well as off-road.
Hennessey Performance will also be offering a non-armored version of the VelociRaptor APV which will offer off-road enthusiasts the same level of utility and off-road capability that the Ford Raptor has become known for. Hennessey will offer the VelociRaptor SUV with the same supercharged 6.2L V8 producing 575 bhp. There will be seating options for six, seven or eight seats. A full line of electronic upgrades will also be available, including: Satellite TV, high-speed internet, entertainment systems and mobile office systems.
Hennessey APV™ offers a complete line of high-performance upgrade systems for the following the following armored vehicles, both for new vehicles as well as ones that are already in service:
- Cadillac Escalade – 500 to 1000 hp
- Chevrolet Suburban – 500 to 1000 hp
- Chevrolet Truck – 500 to 1000 hp
- Ford Raptor Truck – 450 to 800 hp
- GMC Denali – 500 to 1000 hp
- Jeep – Up to 800 hp
- Land Rover – Up to 550 hp
- Lexus LX570 – Up to 500 hp
- Nissan Patrol – Up to 1000 hp
- Range Rover – Up to 550 hp
- Toyota Sequoia – Up to 650 hp
- Toyota Land Cruiser – Up to 650 hp