Post Malone just took delivery of a brand new Hennessey VelociRaptor V8 6x6.
We’re not the only fans of Hennessey Performance’s monstrous Ford Raptor mod. Rapper Post Malone is also a fan, and he recently took delivery of his custom VelociRaptor 6x6 at his home in Northern Utah just before Christmas.
In true Malone fashion, he took delivery with a cigarette, beer, and flip-flops despite there being snow on the ground. His smile was exactly like a kid waking up on Christmas morning, which in a way, he kinda was.
Malones new toy is a mostly stock VelociRaptor, which is hardly a boring pickup. Rather than the Raptor’s 3.5-L twin-turbo V6, the VelociRaptor swaps it for a 5.0-L Coyote V8 with a 2.9-L supercharger. Power is now 758 horses at the crank, but earlier dyno testing has revealed it makes 557 horsepower at the rear wheel. That’s still way more than the 450 hp than the Raptor was born with, so we doubt that Malone is going to complain about how inefficient the powertrain is.
Despite the fact it’s lugging around an extra axle, the VelociRaptor is reported to go from zero to sixty in just 4.1 seconds.
Other upgrades to the Raptor include a new intercooler, fuel injectors, and a stainless steel catback exhaust. It also gets a brand new set of VelociRaptor bumpers which improve ground clearance without sacrificing anything in terms of durability. They also come equipped with LED mounts, which Malone comments are “bright as hell.”
Of course, any Hennessey-branded truck will come with a ton of Hennessey badges, plaques and embroidered headrests, and the VelociRaptor is no exception. But in addition to those bits of marketing, Malone got a few personal touches for his personal 6x6 pickup.
First, he got a .50-cal mount in the bed that’s shaped like a piece of barbed wire. We’re not sure where Hennessey got the design for such a thing, but at least now Malone is prepared for the zombie apocalypse.
Second, on each of the VelociRaptor’s SVT shocks are the words “Stay Away,” named after the tattoo over Malone’s right eye and the Nirvana song of the same name.
We’re not sure how much those little extras cost him, but the VelociRaptor starts at $349,000, so they likely weren’t cheap.