"Who wants a stinking V6 when you can have a V8?" is probably what was said when Hennessey saw the engine compartment of the new Ford F-150 Raptor. Hence the 2019 Hennessey VelociRaptor V8 was born.
Hennessey is known for his nutty creations (ie the next 300-mph-plus Venom V5), and this is still a wild product, just like the previous one. The performance engineering firm decided to exchange the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 for a Ford 5.0-liter V8 engine attached to a supercharger. We say it attached, because it is a massive 2.9-liter supercharger system that produces a 7 psi boost. He is tuned to produce 758 horsepower and rocket the truck in just 4.1 seconds to 60 mph. That's right, your Raptor of nearly 6,000 pounds will run neck-now-neck with a Mustang GT now. The Raptor was not slow, but this will surely attract one of the traditionalists who thought that the car needed a V8 from the start. Hennessey has even made a warmer 605 hp version of the V6 truck, but in case that was not enough for you, now there is this. It still uses many Ford parts, including the 10-speed manual, the Ford cable harness and the ECU's.
So if you buy this truck, you probably buy it for the V8 sound, but Hennessey does more than just engine modifications. The VelociRaptor V8 adds a six-inch (!) Liftkit, 20-inch alloy wheels, 37-inch BF Goodrich KM03 off-road tires and the full VelociRaptor bodykit. There are V8 outdoor badges and numbered plates in the interior and the engine compartment to also designate it as a V8.
This is the part that you do not want to hear: the price tag of $ 147,950 (including the truck itself and the changes). Only 100 of these V8-powered VelociRaptors will be built for the 2019 model year. They all come with a three-year warranty, 36,000 miles that covers everything. Watch the video below from Hennessey who rips burnouts with the knock-out truck and then decide if the soundtrack is worth the wallet flush.