1,000 CV for the Ford F-150, one of the kings of the United States

The ‘pick up’ They dominate the US auto sales market year after year. Some models that started as mere work tools and that have evolved to become cars suitable for the whole familywith which you can even travel comfortably.

The five ‘pick-ups’ best sellers in 2021 they added up almost two and a half million vehicles. And the first place on the list was occupied (as it has been for years) by Ford F-Series, with 726,004 registrations.

Now, Hennessey has tailored a suit to the powerful and innovative Ford F-150 Raptor R to make it one of the fastest and most powerful SUVs on the market.

Hennessey VelociRapto R 1000

Hennessey has spent more than three decades building hypercars. Among the cars that came off its assembly line, the Venom F5 stands out, a street model that has exceeded the 500 km/h top speed thanks to its engine 6.6 V8 biturbo with 1,842 hp and at a weight of only 1,360 kilos.

Taking advantage of the experience acquired in the development of vehicles of high performanceHennessey just announced a package of parts to take to the Ford F-150 Raptor R to the 1,000 horsepower and more than 1,150 Nm of torque.

boosted engine

The main work that the company has developed on the basis of the F-150 Raptor standard focuses on the engine. The engineers of Hennessey have added two more cylinders to the block of the Ford, going from a configuration of six cylinders in V to a genuine V8.

In addition, they have replaced two turbochargers standard for a supercharger much larger than 3.8 liter capacity. Additionally, fuel injectors have been incorporated biggerimproved fuel lines and a new supercharger belt. When the final calibration is complete, the result is expected to be a 40% increase in potency.

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Off-Road Capability Upgrade

In addition to the increased engine power, the VelociRaptoR 1000 It will also feature exterior enhancements to enhance its appearance and off-road capability. It incorporates new front and rear fenders, a led light bar front, Hennessey wheels 20 inches and off-road tires 37 inches. It also adds VelociRaptoR 1000 badging and a build plate with the serial number.

john hennesseyfounder and CEO of the company, has declared his enthusiasm for this preparation: “The Hennessey VelociRaptor has been the modified performance pickup truck best seller in the world, we have sold them by the thousands to customers all over the world. with this new VelociRaptoR 1000 we significantly raised the performance level in terms of pure power”.

This VelociRaptoR 1000 shares architecture with the Ford Mustang GT500, a vehicle that Hennessey updates, thanks to its special package developed for the model, with a power of more than 1,200 hp.

exorbitant price

The new pickup Hennessey VelociRapto R 1000 now it can Reserve in the firm’s distributors and delivery is scheduled to start during the second quarter of 2023. Although the official price has not been revealed, it will be close to the 200,000 dollars (188,000 euros).

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