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602-hp Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 is now up for grabs at $349,000

After building more than a thousand units of four-wheeled VelociRaptor modified Raptor trucks in the past years, Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) unveiled the VelociRaptor 6X6 Concept in 2016. Nearly a year after, the company completed the final version and teased the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. Now, HPE is finally letting the VelociRaptor 6X6 out of its cage for a price that starts at $349,000.

The new Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 is basically a Raptor -- in particular a Ford Raptor truck – a transformed six-wheel drive off-road vehicle with more than 600 horsepower of output. HPE aimed to refine the VelociRaptor 6X6 and turn it from being just a concept to a full production unit. However, those wanting to get a piece of this off-road monster need to act fast and contact HPE. This is because the company is building only 50 examples of the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6. HPE is also willing to cater to customers outside the United States. Interested customers could order the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 directly from HPE or through select Hennessey / Ford dealers.

When HPE unveiled the concept version of the VelociRaptor 6X6 truck, it pegged the starting price at $295,000. However, something must have happened between the concept phase and the final production form that moved HPE to increase the base price by $54,000 to $349,000. There could be a number of changes on the parts and components or there could be some tweaks to the cost structure of creating a fully capable VelociRaptor 6X6. Nonetheless, the surge in starting price is understandable, and the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 remains significantly more affordable than the Mercedes-Benz G63 6x6, which is valued at least more than half a million dollars.

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Unique F-22 Raptor-inspired 2017 Ford F-150 will be auctioned off to benefit EAA youth programs

This year, Ford will put up for auction another one of its special vehicles to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) youth aviation programs.

The auction will take place at the annual EAA Gathering of Eagles on July 27. This time, the special vehicle that will be put on auction is none other than the F-150 Raptor, which is quite a departure for Ford as they often choose the Mustang to be sold off. Melvin Betancourt, Ford design manager, took inspiration from the famous Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter jet when he designed the high-performance truck. At the same time, he highlighted the F-150 Raptor's unique style, capabilities, and design.

Not only does this F-150 Raptor look aggressively unique, it also has been given several tweaks on the inside. The truck's performance has been maximized, enabling the 3.5 liter twin-turbo, Whipple inter-cooled V6 engine to produce a total of 545 horsepower, that's 95 hp more than the standard model. Credit goes to the Ford Performance Team for all the work they have put into the Raptor from upgrading the suspension and the brakes, adding a roof mounted light bar to changing the wheels.

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Ford starts accepting orders for 2017 F-150 Raptor

Ford Motor Company revealed that with the full-scale production of its 2017 F-150 Raptor scheduled to start, it has begun to receive orders for this latest model at authorized Ford dealerships.

Team Ford in Las Vegas for example, considered as one of the highly successful North American dealers for the Ford Raptor, revealed that even if its waiting list already has almost 300 customers, the dealership continues to receive inquires every day from across the U.S. on how to place orders for the brand’s latest offering. As of the moment, the three largest markets for the F-150 Raptor appear to be California, Florida, and Texas.

Dealership owner Steve Olliges shared that while this situation is indeed a problem, it is a good kind of problem. Though tough, he continued, it is great in the sense that so many are interested in this new model. Currently Team Ford is doing what it can so that customers will be able to get the new Raptor, be it making calls on their behalf to find the model or referring customers to other dealers, Olliges added.

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Ford partners with Foutz to build 2017 F-150 Raptor for Baja 1000

Ford Motor Company has partnered with Foutz Motorsports to make sure that the new 2017 F-150 Raptor is ready to participate in the Baja 1000. However, since the base version is already a competent and excellent off-road vehicle, the race-spec variant no longer needed to undergo a lot of upgrades. Among the few improvements done are the use of LED for the lighting and fitting in a full race harness.

The fuel cell has been made puncture-resistant and it now comes with racing seats and the safety cage. While the shocks and the springs are retained, they have been improved to ensure that they would be able to bear the additional weight due to the installation of the new kit. Much like the base version, it will have the 4-wheel drive system which has a torque-on-demand transfer case. Meanwhile, the wheels will be wrapped with BFGoodrich K02 tires.

A significant change is that the 2017 F-150 now has a Baja Mode. Once this mode has been triggered, it ensures that the gear shifts are faster with the throttle response being sharpened.

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Say hello to the VelociRaptor 6X6 Concept from Hennessey Performance (HPE)! HPE essentially picked out a base 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor truck and transformed it into six-wheel drive off-road vehicle boasting of an output of over 600 horsepower.

The VelociRaptor 6X6 concept – with a starting price of $295,000 – has the base 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor four-door truck, upgraded Fox suspension, 6X6 locking rear axles, special front and rear bumpers, roll bar and LED lights as well as upgraded 20-inch wheels wrapped in off-road tires. For customers seeking a more powerful version, they could avail of HPE’s VelociRaptor 600 twin turbo upgrade, which includes upgraded twin turbochargers, upgraded front mounted air-to-air intercooler and plumbing and stainless steel exhaust modifications, as well as re-tuned factory computer, electronic upgrades and armoring systems.

Moreover, Hennessey's VelociRaptor 6X6 concept is also specified with larger wheels and tires, upgraded Brembo front and rear brake, upgraded LED lighting and customized interiors. This twin turbo upgrade could be availed by new Raptor customers at $22,500. John Hennessey, founder and chief executive of HPE, quipped that the company has built over 800 VelociRaptor modified Raptor trucks for clients around the world in the past five years.

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Ordering a new 2013 Ford F-150 is bit complicated with the numerous versions and options being offered. Let’s start by stating that it has a starting price of $24,665, inclusive of $995 in destination fees. This base price is $160 higher than that of a comparable 2012 F-150 XL truck. For this base price, the customer gets a base 2013 F-150 XL 4×2, which comes with a regular cab.

Notably, the XL models are the only F150 models offered in two-door form. It also features a 6.5-foot bed, a 3.7-liter V-6, and a six-speed automatic. Upgrading to a 5.0-liter V-8 costs an extra $1,000 while the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 is more expensive by $2395. Choosing the four-wheel drive means an additional $4640. The F-150 trim lineup only got modest revisions year-to-year so its pricing hasn’t changed much too. A 2013 F-150 STX starts at $25,935, which is just $175 higher than last year’s price.

A 2013 XLT has a base price of $29,680, which represents a $470 increase over a 2012 model. A 2013 F-150 FX2 costs $35,835 (higher by $760), a 2013 Lariat $36,830 (higher by $515), and a 2013 FX4 $39,765 (higher by $760). Of course, the price goes up when the customer wishes to fiddle with the engine, driveline, cab, bed, and content specifications.

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Ford unveiled today the 2012 F-150 SVT Raptor and, as expected, the new model year comes with a variety of new technologies as well as interior and exterior updates. First of all we have to mention the new Torsen front differential, a system that increases grip significantly for the front end of the truck and allows it to pull itself over obstacles and up steep grades.

An internal helical gearset is used to help force torque from the wheel that is losing traction to the wheel with traction. Moreover, the 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor offers an off-road front camera system, which will give drivers a unique view of what’s happening in front of their truck making you believe that you’re playing a real driving game.

The camera uses the 4.2-inch LCD productivity screen and according to Ford, it will help customers to see what’s directly in front of the vehicle, even when their view from the driver’s seat might be blocked. The front camera can be ordered with the Navigation System and it was designed to aid at speeds of less than 15 mph in challenging off-road environments.

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If you don’t like the 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor which was unveiled a week ago and need to feel safer in an armored vehicle, Hennessey has the solution and introduced today the Hennessey Armored Performance Vehicles (APV).

This new programme will apply the company’s philosophy and will improve the acceleration, braking and handling performance on late-model armored vehicles.

What you see in the photos is the 2012 Hennessey VelociRaptor APV based on the new Ford Raptor SuperCrew. This car offers a combination of armor protection, vehicle performance, passenger comfort and safety.

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Ford unveiled today the 2011 F-150 SVT Raptor, the latest version of the popular pickup truck which introduces the SuperCrew option as well as a new standard 6.2-liter V8 engine pumping out 411 horsepower and new technologies.

Set to remain the off-road performance truck champion, the new model year introduces the new SuperCrew option, which has a 145-inch-wheelbase and still delivering the same performances.

As we said, the car introduces a new standard 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque but also a larger 36-gallon fuel tank and increased towing capability – rated at 8,000 pounds. A new color is available: Ingot Silver Metallic, which will come with the standard black interior or, as an option, with the Molten Orange Interior Accent Package.

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As you may know already Ford is the leader in tough trucks and in order to sustain its reputation unveiled today the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT, a high-performance off-road truck, a new vehicle built for desert off-road racing. The new truck features a new distinctive grille with the Ford name carved into it, a new front bumper, vented hood, new extended fenders, functional hood extractors, fender extractors with SVT logo and new FOX Racing Shox.

For better stability the vehicle is with 7 inches wider than the standard F-150 truck, this difference being marked by the designers with distinctive marker lamps.

Under the hood we have a 5.4-liter V8 engine, found also on the standard F-150, that is capable to deliver 320 hp and 528 Nm of torque (390 lb.-ft.). But don't be sad because according to the manufacturer a new 6.2-liter V8 engine will be available after launch which will increase even more the performances of the vehicle.

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For the seventh time in as many years, a Ford F-Series truck was named "Truck of Texas" by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA). For 2009, the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor earned this recognition as well as the best "Full-size Pickup Truck" award. Moreover, Ford trucks were named as the "Truck Line of Texas."

Additionally, Ford Work Solutions -- a suite of productivity technologies conceptualized and developed for commercial truck owners – was awarded as the "Outstanding Feature." Ford Work Solutions features an in-dash computer that could connect with the home office as well as a Tool Link that allows truck owners to keep track of expensive tools and equipment.

Moreover Ford Work Solutions includes Cable Lock that locks up tools in the open truck box, and the Crew Chief telematics system that allows fleet managers to exercise more control over their fleet of vehicles. The new Ford F-150 truly deserved the “Truck of Texas” award, as it dominates its class in terms of towing capability (11,300 pounds) and hauling capacity (3,030 pounds).

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What happens when the Jeep Wrangler off-road expert utility transforms into a pickup up? Jeep has the answer unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show in form of the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator. The brand calls the Gladiator as the most capable midsize truck ever, as it combines a number of qualities that any 4x4 enthusiast would want for his or her pickup truck. In short, the all-new 2020 Gladiator isn't just appealing to Jeep’s customers but also to pickup buyers as well.

With the new Jeep Gladiator, one would get the brand’s vaunted 4x4 ruggedness, capability and dependability as complemented with extra utility, clever functionality, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains as well as a wide array of groundbreaking safety and advanced technology features. As Tim Kuniskis, Head of Jeep Brand North America, puts it, the all-new 2020 Gladiator is the ultimate vehicle for any outdoor adventure.

Set to be produced in Toledo, Ohio, the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator will be arriving at dealerships in the second quarter of 2019. It will be available in four trims: Sport, Sport S, Overland and Rubicon.

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Carlex Design isn't a beginner with regards to tuning the Mercedes-Benz X-Class. In fact, it has even created a version with Maybach-like appearance and features. It has also created Off-Road-focused and Urban-tailored versions. Now, Carlex Design seems to be not contented with how far it has gone with the X-Class and is now presenting a new concept design for the luxury SUV from Mercedes.

Indeed, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class represents the luxury side of pickup trucks. While offering a drive that is comparable to a sports utility vehicle, the X-Class also delivers a smooth, comfortable ride that is expected of luxurious vehicles. Furthermore, it is laden with features usually found in premium cars. But at Carlex Design, the X-Class can be turned into luxurious 6x6 beast off the road. This can be well seen on the new X-Class Exy 6x6 Concept by Carlex Design.

The X-Class Exy 6x6 Concept is essentially the X-Class evolved into a whole new luxurious beast. It is much different from Carlex Design’s previous re-imaginations of Mercedes’ luxury pickup. The concept pickup has six wheels – two wheels more than a standard X-Class and previous Carlex Design X-Class creations. This also meant an extra axle on the rear section of this X-Class 6x6. The addition of two wheels naturally resulted to an extended bed, allowing this conversion of the X-Class to load and carry a greater volume of cargo.

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Mercedes-Benz commenced production of the X-Class pickup truck (2018 model year) in 2017, thereby entering the luxury pickup segment. Many expected BMW to follow suit, but until now the German premium carmaker remains unmoved for calls to make its own pickup truck. Thus, seeing a BMW pickup even in concept form would be a farfetched idea; but not with X-Tomi.

An automotive graphic designer who has released a number of amazing automotive renditions, X-Tomi has delved into a more interesting project in the guise of a BMW X7 pickup truck. All X-Tomi needed to do was to have an image of the newly unveiled BMW X7 sports utility vehicle, chopped off its rear end, and added a bed. This sounds simple, but the entire rendition process is really complicated. In the end, X-Tomi proved that a BMW pickup –as derived from an X7 SUV – does look elegant and utilitarian.

Nonetheless, X-Tomi’s rendition of a BMW X7 pickup is all hypothetical as the German luxury carmaker recently confirmed that it has no plans to go compete with Mercedes in the luxury pickup segment. Likewise, a new pickup derived from the X7 would mean it would be underpinned by a body-on-frame chassis that usually serves as the platform for pickups.

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Ram is bringing back its off-road pickup truck monster back for the 2019 model year. This new special edition – the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 – essentially allows its occupants to experience the thrill of the off-road while still enjoying a highly pleasurable cabin.

The brand has always been able to make the Ram 1500 spicy with the Rebel edition. This time, however, the special edition of the Ram luxuriously spicy, thanks to the addition of new technology and premium appointments. Ram was able to give the 1500 a more premium appearance with a higher level of sophistication – resulting to the creation of the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12.

The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 gets the last part of its name from the fact that it features a large 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen display as part of Ram’s Uconnect 4C system. These are just some of the distinct technologies that have never been fitted into a Rebel.

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Here comes a 6x6 pickup truck that can sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. It isn't only mean and fully capable, but is also menacingly fast. We are referring to the all-new Hennessey Goliath 6X6, the latest creation of North American automotive tuner Hennessey Performance (HPE).

The new Hennessey Goliath 6X6 is essentially HPE’s follow-up to the VelociRaptor 6X6, which was unleashed in 2017. While the VelociRaptor 6X6 sounds faster than the Goliath 6X6, the latter is actually quicker on the sprint.

HPE created the Hennessey Goliath 6X6 from a Chevrolet Silverado, in particular from a Trail Boss Z71 model. This version of the Silverado was already a capable machine off the road. But HPE transformed it into a creation that most off-roaders would crave for.

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For drivers who love rolling on the off-road for some rough adventures, Chevrolet and American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) has very juicy proposition for you – the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. It is strong, tough and well-protected and is all ready to create thrilling experiences drivers could never enjoy on the road.

The new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison is essentially an all-new performance variant of the brand’s midsize truck. It is the result of collaboration between Chevrolet and premium off-road aftermarket manufacturer AEV.

The toughness of the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison lies on the amount of protection it has for off-road adventures. Its key undercarriage elements are well protected even the Colorado ZR2 Bison traverses through rocky or jagged terrain. In fact, the engine oil pan, transfer case, fuel tank as well as the front and rear locking differentials of the new Colorado ZR2 Bison are properly protected by not just one, but five skid plates. These five study skid plates are designed by AEV and are made from hard, durable hot-stamped Boron steel.

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When the Mercedes-Benz X-Class was unveiled in 2017, it was no doubt a representation of luxury among pickup trucks. While Maybach represents the ultra-luxurious side of Mercedes-Benz, the X-Class isn't one. However, a Polish company that goes by the name of Carlex Design is offering to convert the new X-Class into a Maybach-like pickup in terms of looks and features.

Carlex Design noted that the Mercedes-Benz X-Class deserves to be called as a luxury pickup. Not only that the pickup offers a drive comparable to a sports utility vehicle, it also delivers a smooth comfortable ride. In addition, the new X-Class, in its standard guise, isn't just coz and comfortable, but is also equipped with features found in premium cars. Thus, Carlex Design made the X-Class a subject of a new conversion program that could be availed for as low as EUR105,000. To prove its point, the Polish specialist created an example.

At a glance, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class by Carlex Design is undeniably an X-Class but with a twist. The typical grille of the X-Class has been replaced by that of a Maybach. In particular, this conversion employs a grille from the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet.

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Nowadays, building luxurious pickup trucks isn’t unusual for automakers. One prime example is the Ford F-150 Limited that costs $62,000. But now, we welcome the arrival of the Atulux, short for All Terrain Utility Luxury by Italian automaker Aznom Automotive. For instance, the previous generation Ram 1500 pickup was converted into an opulent SUV. Though the SUV only fits two passengers in the back, they are surrounded with a posh cabin and they get a Nespresso coffee machine and a milk frother that rises from the center console, making it perfect for those who are addicted to caffeine.

Measuring nearly six meters (19.6 feet) long, the Atuluz still looks the same except that it has almost doubled in size. The extra room allowed the company to install an additional sunroof as well as a more accommodating passenger compartment. To keep it looking like a Ram 1500, Atulux maintains a lot of its design cues like the crosshair grille. At the back, the company fits a tiny truck that boasts a look similar to the recent Mercedes Maybach Ultimate Luxury Concept.

Mechanically, the SUV keeps the Ram’s original 5.7 liter V8 that gives an output of 396 horsepower (295 kilowatts) here. When converting, Aznom reinforces the frame and installs bigger brakes, alongside eight piston calipers in front. An air suspension also provides a supple ride, and additional sound proofing to give the passengers peace and silence.

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The Ford F-150 Raptor is probably one of the coolest offroad vehicles out there, and the great news is that the automaker already has planned upgrades for the 2019 model year, to make the already rugged pickup even more capable. The upgraded truck will be easier to drive even on extremely bumpy roads, and this will be out in dealerships by the end of the year.

The Blue Oval will further improve the Raptor suspension after already fitting larger diameter FOX Racing shocks for the 2017 model year upgrade. The newest version features Live Valve technology that varies compression rates to adjust the damping to the terrain ahead.

This adapts to the terrain in real time to actively maximize handling, comfort and bottom out resistance. Sensors found on the suspension and body can monitor what’s happening while tweaking the setup accordingly. The technology will even be aware of when the pickup is in the air when it jumps, stiffening the dampers to ensure a smoother landing.

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