American tuner Hennessey has added an extra axle to the immensely capable Ford F-150 Raptor.
The truck is called VelociRaptor 6×6, and it’s based on the four-door version of the brand new, second-generation Raptor. Hennessey has added a third axle and a longer bed, but the modifications don’t stop there. The truck also gets a new bumper with a built-in bull bar, four fog lights right above the windshield, 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped by off-road tires, locking rear axles, and a fully adjustable suspension manufactured by Fox.
Hennessey hasn’t made any major upgrades under the hood, meaning the 6×6 uses a Raptor-sourced twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 450 horsepower and a generous 510 pound-feet of torque. The engine’s output is channeled to the drive wheels — all six of them — via a ten-speed automatic transmission. Performance specifications aren’t available, so we don’t know what effect the weight added by the extra axle has on acceleration.
The VelociRaptor is available with Hennessey’s HPE600 package. It bumps the six-cylinder’s output up to over 600 horsepower thanks to a pair of up-sized turbos, a re-mapped ECU, a high-flow stainless steel exhaust, and a new air-to-air intercooler. The list of options includes upsized Brembo brakes (which you’d likely want in such a beast), bigger wheels, and a customized interior. Finally, customers who are investing in the 6×6 to prepare for the end of the world, a full-scale zombie attack, or both can order it with armor.
Hennessey’s six-wheeled monster isn’t merely a wild, one-off concept designed to turn heads on the auto show circuit. It’s heading to production, and pricing starts at $295,000 including the cost of the donor vehicle. Buyers can purchase the VelociRaptor 6×6 either directly from Hennessey or through select Ford dealerships.