Believe it or not, the big beast made the Camaro break a sweat

Racing a muscle car against a truck sounds stupid on the onset. But, these days, it’s a common sight, especially on drag strips. Stock trucks from the factory itself are mighty powerful nowadays, so, imagine how powerful they will be when they come from a tuner’s garage. Well, this is what Hennessey is trying to prove in this video. The tuning company has transformed the Ford F-150 into a frightening monster and decided it would be a good idea to pit it against the Camaro SS. Much sadistic pleasure, Hennessey? Make sure you plug in your earphones and listen to these powerful brutes for the ultimate eargasm.

It’s Scary To See A Vehicle This Big Sprint Like That

The Hennessey F-150 VelociRaptor goes up against the sixth generation 50th anniversary Camaro SS in a series of drag races. While the result is irrelevant, Hennessey has tried to put across a couple of things here. One being that the VelociRaptor got better starts and lost by a small margin as it started to lose steam towards the end, and the second being the engine.

According to Hennessey, Ford will not be featuring the existing 5.0-liter, V-8 engine anymore.

So, the tuner claims that it is the only one in the world to still use the engine in its VelociRaptor.

The VelociRaptor Is One Of A Kind

Hennessey's VelociRaptor Is Not Afraid To Take On The Camaro SS
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Speaking of the F-150 VelociRaptor, the tuner has ditched the EcoBoost V-6 mill in favor of the 5.0-liter, supercharged V-8 engine. On the dyno, the engine makes 557 horses and 449 pound-feet of torque.

But, with the 2.9-liter supercharger that runs at seven psi of boost, this engine makes 758 ponies.

This helps the VelociRaptor sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in 4.1 seconds. The mill is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission sourced from Ford to help spread the power in the right bands efficiently. Hennessey has included other stuff like an air-to-water intercooler, high-flow air induction, fuel injector upgrade, fuel system upgrade, stainless steel cat-back exhaust, and wiring harnesses plus an ECU.

In the aesthetics department, the VelociRaptor is dressed with Hennessey badges, Hennessey embroidered headrests, and serial number plaques, LED lighting all around plus customized bumpers. The beast rides on 20-inch wheels wrapped in 37-inch off-road tires. In the all-black avatar, the Hennessey F-150 VelociRaptor V-8 looks smokin’ hot!.Oh, and did I mention it rides on a six-inch lift kit?

The Camaro SS Comes With Impressive Specs

Hennessey's VelociRaptor Is Not Afraid To Take On The Camaro SS
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Speaking of the Camaro SS used to compete against the VelociRaptor, this 50th-anniversary muscle car is powered by a 6.2-liter, LT1 V-8 engine that produces 455 horses and 455 pound-feet of torque.

The 50th Anniversary Edition sure looks fantastic, thanks to a unique Nightfall Gray exterior color, a unique grille with satin chrome accents, and orange-painted brake calipers.

The cabin follows a similar color trend with suede accents and orange contrast stitching and illuminated door sills. But the best part about this vehicle is that it is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

As for the pricing, Hennessey charges $148,000 for the VelociRaptor, and this includes the donor truck as well. If you were shopping in the same price bracket, would you consider buying the beast? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Further reading

2016 Ford F-150 VelociRaptor 650 By Hennessey
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Read our full review on the Ford F-150 VelociRaptor 650 By Hennessey.

2019 - 2020 Chevrolet Camaro
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Read our full driven review on the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS.

Sidd Dhimaan
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Sidd joined the team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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