Remember when Hennessey Performance revealed the utterly bonkers VelociRaptor 6x6 a year ago and announced plans to build it?
Well, the company wasn’t kidding as it rolled out the first example on Tuesday at the 2017 SEMA show.
Based on the F-150 Raptor SuperCrew, the VelociRaptor 6x6 is 4-door performance pickup with locking rear axles, upgraded Fox suspension, custom 20-inch wheels, off-road tires, flared wheel arches, a sport bar and LED lights.
Yes, it’s a big, hulking truck, and yes it’s entirely worthy of competing against equally nutty 6-wheelers from across the pond such as the Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6 and Kahn Design Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6x6.
2017 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Twin Turbo based on the Ford F-150 RaptorEnlarge Photo
The starting price for the 2018 model year is $349,000, which includes the cost of the donor Raptor plus a tune of the 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 so that it delivers 605 horsepower and 622 pound-feet of torque, up from the stock 450 hp and 510 lb-ft rating.
The upgrade includes custom turbochargers, a high-flow exhaust system, a bigger intercooler, and full ECU tuning. For buyers with really deep pockets, Hennessey also offers an upgraded Brembo brake package, larger wheels, and interior upgrades for an additional $22,000.
The VelociRaptor 6x6 is available to order directly from Hennessey or through select Ford dealers. Just 50 are planned for the 2018 model year.