Check out Hennessey’s VelociRaptor V8 undergo dyno testing to see just how much power makes it to the rear wheels.
When Ford came out with the second generation Raptor, most people praised the truck’s incredible power from its 3.5-L twin-turbo V6 engine. Some, however, lamented the loss of the big V8, as though the number of cylinder an engine possesses has anything to do with its performance.No matter. Hennessey Performance heard the cry of the beleaguered masses lamenting the loss of a V8 Raptor, and decided to make a V8 Raptor of their own.
They call it the VelociRaptor V8. It uses the same 5.0-L Coyote V8 as found on the current F-150, only instead of the boring 395 horses it currently makes, it’s been supercharged to produce 758 horsepower. That’s a number to make the regular Raptor eat Hennessey’s shorts.
But just how much power does the VelociRaptor make at the wheels? We know from previous Hennessey videos that the regular Raptor makes 353.36 hp and 397.14 lb-ft at the wheels, which is a surprising loss from the 450 hp it makes at the crank.
The VelociRaptor isn’t much better as dyno tests show a rear wheel horsepower of 557.58 hp at 6,990 RPM and a rear wheel torque of 449.59 lb-ft at 5,820 RPM. That torque figure isn’t too far off from the regular Raptor, meaning while the VelociRaptor V8 is certainly faster, it can’t carry that much more on its trailer hitch.
On the plus side, the VelociRaptor V8 can accelerate from zero to sixty in just 4.1 seconds and run a quarter-mile drag race in 12.2 seconds. Those are muscle car numbers coming from a pickup truck.
Making the VelociRaptor is no mean feat. While the engine and 10-speed automatic transmission are Ford-stock, the 2.9-L supercharger, upgraded intercooler, new fuel injectors, and catback exhaust are all Hennessey. It also has a brand new front bumper that looks pretty sharp, if we do say so.