Hennessey adds more wheels and more horses to Ford Raptor

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Six wheels, no waiting – the VelociRaptor 6X6(Credit: Hennessey Performance)

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Mercedes has done it with its G 63 AMG and Kahn Design has done it with the Land Rover Defender, now Hennessey Performance is going to do it with Ford's upcoming 2017 F-150 Raptor … the Texas-based company is offering to turn the already-aggressive pickup into a six-wheel-drive monster, named the VelociRaptor 6X6.

Hennessey says it will take the stock 2017 Raptor four-door truck, and add features such as 6X6 locking rear axles, an upgraded Fox suspension, upgraded 20-inch wheels and off-road tires, special front and rear bumpers, a rollbar and LED lights. Prices for that package, including the base truck, will start at US$295,000.

Buyers wanting a little more oomph – in the form of 600+ horsepower – can go for the optional VelociRaptor 600 twin turbo upgrade. It will add upgraded twin turbochargers, stainless steel exhaust modifications, an upgraded front-mounted air-to-air intercooler and plumbing, and a re-tuned factory computer. That package can also be installed on clients' existing Raptor 4X4s, for $22,500.

If having a six-wheeled Raptor doesn't set them apart enough, buyers can also opt for extras including a Brembo front and rear brake upgrade, larger wheels and tires, LED lighting upgrades, bespoke interiors, electronic upgrades and armoring systems.

There's currently no word on performance. If you want one, though, you can order it directly from Hennessey Performance or through select Hennessey/Ford dealers.

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