2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged based on aluminum-bodied F-150

Article by Christian A., on December 17, 2014

If you don’t think that the 2015 Ford F-150 is an attractive vehicle, then you’d better take a closer look at the 2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged. That’s right folks, the VelociRaptor is back and Hennessey seems confident that it will repeat the success it had with over four-hundred VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged trucks built over the past four years.

What’s more interesting is that the 2015MY F-150 is almost 700 pounds lighter than the outgoing model thanks to the aluminum body. Even more interesting is the 5.0-liter V8 engine found under the hood, which received a high-flow air induction as well as a stainless steel exhaust system, new fuel injectors as well as Hennessey’s engine management calibration.

The result: 600+ horsepower (447 kW), but also a 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty from Hennessey. Starting at $73,500 including the base 2015 Ford F-150 FX4 Super Crew 5.0L V8, the VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged package includes 17-inch Hennessey wheels wrapped in 33-inch BFGoodrich tires, a custom off-road coilover suspension, upgraded front and rear bumpers, front winch, LED light bars, Brembo brakes and more.

For those interested, the 2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged pickup trucks can be ordered at the nearest Ford dealer as well as at Autonation’s 37 Ford dealerships across the United States.

“The 2015 VelociRaptor 600 will offer the best of both worlds for our clients,” says Hennessey partner, Don Goldman. ”Many of our VelociRaptor owners use their trucks to drive to work or to take the kids to school. However, when the going gets tough, the VelociRaptor is highly capable in inclement weather and off-road conditions.”

Ford revealed that the new F-150 is a reinvention of the most favorite truck in America. It is able to set new standards when it comes to the future of trucks. Not surprising as it is the most capable, smartest, and toughest F-150 ever made. The F-150 has long been part of the brand’s F-Series truck range. Since then, it has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for 32 years and the best-selling truck in America for 37 straight years.

With the new F-150, it is able to offer an excellent mix when it comes to capability, efficiency, and power. It also makes use of the most cutting-edge of materials that help inhibit corrosion while enhancing durability. The new model also utilizes faster processors to improve driving performance. Further, it includes breakthrough solutions in towing and cargo management.

In designing the F-150’s backbone, the engineers at Ford enhanced this truck’s signature, which is its fully boxed ladder frame. The new version makes use of more high-strength materials, making it not only lighter but also stronger. In addition, it also has aluminum, military-grade, and high-strength alloys used all throughout its body, a first for the F-150.

This is the same material implemented in a number of industries like commercial, energy, transportation, aerospace, and various other rugged ones. By using this material, it helps save weight and at the same time improves the dent and ding resistance. In total, an estimated 700 pounds of weight have been reduced. This helps with the efficiency allowing the new F-150 to have quicker acceleration and shorter stops. It also enables the truck to haul and tow more.

In a statement, Ford Motor Company Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields shared that the F-150 is renowned for being Built Ford Tough and this new version is now both smart and tough. Further, he continued, the new F-150 is able to redefine the future of trucks. This new model is but another example of the brand’s One Ford plan, he said, which is to manufacture vehicles that are able to serve customers by offering a commitment to value, smart design, safety, fuel efficiency, and the very best quality.

Meanwhile, Ford Executive Vice President and President of The Americas Joe Hinrichs revealed that the brand has long had a unique connection with its customers. Time and again, he said, this truck has managed to deliver smarter and tougher features that customers want. He continued by saying that these qualities are paired with capabilities that customers need for work or even play. Hinrichs said that Ford has always built their trucks to meet the highest of standards.

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