Can’t wait for Ford to launch its own high-performance Raptor version of the latest F-150 pickup truck? Well, perhaps you should give vehicle tuner Hennessey Performance a call.

The Texan tuner has come out with one of its popular VelociRaptor packages for the aluminum-bodied F-150, and at this early stage the package is already offering in excess of 600 horsepower.

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The package’s full name is VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged, and as that name suggests Hennessey engineers have installed a supercharging kit for the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] workhorse.  The supercharger features a Roots-type design and fits on the F-150’s available 5.0-liter V-8.

2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged based on the 2015 Ford F-150

2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged based on the 2015 Ford F-150

In standard form this engine is tuned to deliver just 385 horsepower, but with the VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged package installed output extends to more than 600 horses. This is with about 8 psi of boost, and no doubt more powerful setups are already in the works. Other upgrades include high-flow intake and exhaust systems, upgraded fuel injectors, and Hennessey's proprietary engine management calibration. Also standard are 33-inch BFGoodrich tires on custom 17-inch wheels.

Just 500 examples of the VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged package will be offered for 2015. Pricing starts at $73,500, which includes a base 2015 Ford F-150 FX4 Super Crew equipped with a V-8. Some of the options being offered include custom off-road coilover suspension, upgraded front and rear bumpers, a front winch, LED light bars, Brembo brakes and more.

Anyone interested can order one of the vehicles direct from Hennessey or through Ford’s dealer network. A VelociRaptor package for F-150s equipped with a V-6 EcoBoost engine is currently in the works, and perhaps we’ll also see one of Hennessey’s SUV conversions offered for the latest F-150 pickup truck at some point.


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