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Hennessey Wrings 600 Horsepower Out Of The 2018 Lincoln Navigator

It’s important to remember that, despite its poise, sophistication, and luxurious equipment, the all-new, 2018 Lincoln Navigator packs the same 450-horsepower, 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that powers the F-150 Raptor. While The Lincoln Motor Company continues to tout a mantra of “Quiet Luxury”, with the new Navigator, they’ve made a bit of a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Now, Hennessey Performance is here to help you shed the last bits of “Quiet” from your Quiet Luxury-mobile, with a new “HPE600” tuning package for the 2018 Lincoln Navigator. The package boosts peak output up to 600 horsepower at 6,000 rpm using a high-flow induction system; upgraded intercooler and intercooler plumbing; modified turbo wastegate; stainless-steel catback exhaust; and revised engine mapping. Embroidered headrests and serialized underhood/interior plaques form the rest of the standard package, although Brembo brakes (front and rear), a suspension lowering kit, and 22-inch wheels with performance tires are all offered as options.

Photo: Hennessey Performance

Photo: Hennessey Performance

As a result of its 600 peak horsepower, Hennessey says the HPE600 Lincoln Navigator can sprint to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds, and jet through the quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds at 107 mph. Those are impressive figures for a three-ton vehicle.

“The 2018 Navigator is a world-class luxury SUV and we wanted to take its already impressive power and performance to the next level,” says Hennessey Performance founder and president John Hennessey. “Over the past 12 months we have built and delivered hundreds of VelociRaptor 600 upgrades to our new Ford Raptor clients. It made perfect sense to offer a similar upgrade package for the new Navigator, which has essentially the same engine.”

If 600 horsepower sounds like a bit too much to handle, there’s also Hennessey’s HPE500 package for the 2018 Lincoln Navigator, which uses the same high-flow induction, stainless-steel catback exhaust, and engine mapping to boost output by a more down-to-earth 50 horsepower.

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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