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Details Emerge On Hennessey’s 605-BHP F-150 Raptor

The folks at Hennessey Performance Engineering have added another Ford Performance model to their already-extensive portfolio: the all-new, 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor.

The new Raptor, already some 500 pounds lighter and 39-horsepower stronger than the old model, has been made fiercer still thanks to Hennessey’s expert engineering. A new pair of high-flow turbochargers, high-flow induction system, and uprated air-to-air intercooler all help cram more air into the engine, while a stainless cat-back exhaust system helps purge spent gases charge more efficiently. All told, Hennessey’s “VelociRaptor 600” F-150 Raptor upgrade will spit out 605 angry brake-horsepower, and 622 lb-ft of torque.

The result of all that output is a claimed 4.2-second sprint to 60 mph – 0.8 seconds better than stock – and a 12.9-second quarter-mile at 110 mph. Those are sportscar times.

Only 100 units of the F-150 Raptor-based VelociRaptor 600 will be built for the 2017 model year, each at a cost of $22,500. For another $12,995, you can option an “Off-Road Stage 1” package, which lumps in rugged front and rear bumpers, 20-inch Hennessey wheels with 35-inch Toyo off-road tires, 3 inches of lift with a front-suspension leveling kit, and 5 front-mounted LEDs for extra illumination off the beaten path. The package is also available for stock examples of the Ford F-150 Raptor.

For more, visit the official Hennessey Performance Engineering website.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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