The VelociRaptoR 1000 is Hennessey’s latest supertruck

Hennessey has revealed plans for a 1,000 bhp version of Ford’s V8-powered F-150 Raptor R dubbed the 'VelociRaptoR 1000'.

by | Published on 20th Dec 2022

Hennessey has a bit of a thing for making fast cars faster.

This time it’s the Ford Raptor R’s turn to receive the Hennessey treatment.

Hennessey’s ‘VelociRaptoR 1000’ package will give the new V8-powered Ford F-150 Raptor R one of the quickest and most powerful engines in the world.

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When it debuts in the first quarter of 2023, the Hennessey VelociRaptoR 1000 will boast 1,000 bhp and more than 850 lb-ft of torque.

That engine output will put the already adept off-road pick-up in a league of its own.

So, how has Hennessey done it this time?


The flagship Raptor R boasts Ford’s 5.2-liter ‘Predator’ V8 with stock output rated at 700 hp.

To paint a clear picture, that Predator V8 under the hood shares architecture with that of the Ford Mustang GT500.

That’s a vehicle Hennessey already reliably upgrades to more than 1,200 bhp.

The Raptor R has two more cylinders than the standard F-150 Raptor, and is fitted with a 2.65-liter supercharger as opposed to a twin-turbocharger configuration.

With the Hennessey VelociRaptoR 1000, though, they’ve replaced the stock blower with a larger 3.8-liter supercharger.

It’s complemented by a high-flow induction, larger fuel injectors, upgraded fuel lines, and a new supercharger belt.

The supercharger upgrade and other performance enhancements boost the output of the 5.2-liter V8 by more than 40 percent.

As well as increased engine output, the VelociRaptoR 1000 features exterior enhancements which Hennessey says “boost its appearance and off-road capability”.

Those exterior enhancements include new front and rear bumpers, a front LED light bar, 20-inch Hennessey wheels, and 37-inch off-road tires.

VelociRaptoR 1000 badging and a serial-numbered build plague will identify the model as something extra special, too.



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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