Hennessey Performance has revealed their new Heritage Edition Ford F-150 with a metric ton of power.
Well, maybe not a metric ton, but it’s close.
We’re no stranger to Hennessey’s game plan around these parts. Take a regular, boring, large-bored American engine, slap a big supercharger on it, and then send it on its merry way with more horsepower than God or automotive engineers ever intended. It’s a formula that works for them, and we honestly can’t blame them for it.
Hennessey’s latest creation is the Heritage Edition F-150 pickup. And as always, Hennessey has given this truck more power than it knows what to do with.
To start, Hennessey needs a late model (2018 or 2019) Ford F-150 with a big 5.0-L V8. Since you can get that engine on any trim the F-150 comes in, just pick the one that has all the bells and whistles you’d enjoy.
Next, hand it over to Hennessey, where their trained experts will install a 2.9-L supercharger, an air-to-water intercooler, a new high-flow air induction system, new fuel injectors, a complete fuel system overhaul, a stainless steel cat-back exhaust, and end it all with engine calibration and road testing.
What you wind up with is a Ford F-150 that produces 758 hp at the crank. Raptor, eat your heart out.
Since its Hennessey, they also tell you that the Heritage F-150 gets 570 hp at the rear wheels, which represents a loss of roughly 25% power to the transmission. That’s a lot of power loss, even for Hennessey. Be sure you have no problem with spending way more on gas than strictly necessary for a nuclear-powered truck.
Also available are two upgrade kits: the Sport Kit or the Off-Road Kit. With the Sport Kit you get a lowered ride, a pair of sway bars, upgraded Brembo brakes, and 22-inch wheels. Those Brembos will probably come in handy given the fact this truck is way faster than the stock brakes were ever designed to handle.
The Off-Road Kit comes with a new front bumper with 5 LED lights, 20-inch Hennessey 10-spoke wheels with 35-inch Toyo off-road tires, and front suspension leveling kit with a 3-inch lift.
Pricing hasn’t been announced, but you can give Hennessey a ring if you’re interested.