Hennessey Does It Again: 2019 VelociRaptor V-8 Video

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One of the highlights of the 2018 Special Equipment Market Association Show was our visit to the Hennessey Performance display to see the 2019 VelociRaptor V-8. The 2018 VelociRaptor was a hit for Hennessey, and we were eager to see this year's version. In this video, you can hear founder and CEO John Hennessey talk about his newest creation, the ferocious 758-horsepower, 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 VelociRaptor based on a 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab. Not only does he talk about what it takes to make this kind of custom Raptor king of beasts, you also can hear several screaming Mustangs in the background. Thank goodness we had clip-on microphones; we could barely hear each other. The VelociRaptor makes a pretty nice sound as well.

The industry-only 2018 SEMA Show runs through Friday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Look for a full photo gallery and story to come.

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Ford F-Series sales cross 70,000 mark again in October with 70,438 sold and average transaction price at $47,300/truck - +$2000 segment average. pic.twitter.com/KRmEgeyBm7 Mike Levine (@mrlevine) November 1, 2018

Ford’s overall average transaction prices reached record levels of $36,800 in October, up $1,400 from last year. This compares to an industry increase of just $330 per vehicle

As America’s best-selling brand of trucks, SUVs and vans combined,sales of these Ford products totaled 150,900 vehicles in October. Year-to-date, Ford trucks, SUVs and vans posted sales of 1,605,967 vehicles this year –up 2.1 percent

Ford F-Series surpassed 70,000 trucks sold for the eighth consecutive month in October, on sales of 70,438 pickups; the decline versus year-ago levels is largely the result of fleet timing. Year-to-date F-Series commercial fleet sales are up 12.8 percent

Ford SUVs posted a 7.9 percent gain last month on 62,175 vehicles sold, for the best October in 16 years

Sales of all-new Ford Expedition totaled 3,623 vehicleslast month –a 74.7 percent jump over a year ago, while Ford Explorer results were up 12.5 percent on sales of 19,034 vehicles

America’s No. 1 seller of vans saw total van sales of 17,353 units, a gain of 4.9 percent for the month

Hot demand continues for the all-new Lincoln Navigator; overall sales were up 70.0 percent on a rich mix of high trim series vehicles

Engine swap and amp up of the highest performance civilian off road 1/2 ton from the factory super truck ever so far.

Its what Henessy (and a few others) do.

I personally find the 6x6 modifications more interesting but at least this one is mildly tantalizing with the 5.0V8 being swapped in place of the 3.5 HO EB V6.

Impressive power from 5 liters. No fake noise required

Ford and GM need a big block in the worst way. Both companies are straining to make their big SUVs and pickups responsive without making their base engine packages actually DO more than they were ever designed to do.

I don't want a high revving pickup engine. If you want a supercharger, that's great! Picture a 7.0 litre engine with a mild boost Roots blower. Moderate compression ratio: Max RPM under 6 grand. Happy to run on pump gas. A nice match.

This 5.0 litre in the article was never designed for the task Hennessey envisions here.

With all due respect to Mr Hennessey, he's done this a few more times than I have. He has to work with whatever Ford (or GM) has available at the time.

Seems to me there were several threads on various Viper and Corvette forums about Hennessey being a crook.

Ford 5.0 bottom end good for 1,000 hp.

Ford and GM have larger gas engines coming. Likely not available in half tons. GM will be.6.6 L and Ford 7.3 L.

the article says the 2018 Hennesy Raptor was a hit, how many did they sell for it to be a "hit"

I will take one

Yes the Coyote bottom end stock is well built - forged crank, floating wrist pin, cross bolted main caps, forged rods. All this because engine stress is expontially relative to RPM and this motor was designed to spin.... this we have the VooDoo variant of the Coyote

@ PapaJoke

“ Ford and GM need a big block in the worst way. Both companies are straining to make their big SUVs and pickups responsive without making their base engine packages actually DO more than they were ever designed to do.

I don't want a high revving pickup engine. If you want a supercharger, that's great! Picture a 7.0 litre engine with a mild boost Roots blower. Moderate compression ratio: Max RPM under 6 grand. Happy to run on pump gas. A nice match. “

The 3.5EB is not high revving and puts out more torque, across its entire operating range, than any big block engine in a pick up ever did.

If you’re so concerned, why do you drive a 20yrs old truck with the anemic 4.8L Vortec?

Truth is, you have no idea what those engines design parameters are.


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GM breaks with rump administration and calls for nationwide electric-car sales program
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GM breaks with rump administration and calls for nationwide electric-car sales program
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Two of the biggest automakers are pushing back on the rump administration’s proposed rollback of U.S. fuel-economy standards.

In filings due Friday, General Motors Co. planned to propose that, rather than oppose California’s so-called zero-emission vehicle sales mandate, federal regulators should embrace a nationwide electric-car sales program starting in 2021. Honda Motor Co., meanwhile, took exception to President rump’s proposed freeze on mileage standards and called for steadily increasing requirements to continue.


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The responses, to be proposed in formal comments to regulators, mark one of the clearest signs yet of the auto industry’s misgivings about the proposal to cap federal fuel-economy requirements in 2020 and unwind California’s power to set its own automobile fuel-efficiency standards and its zero-emission vehicle mandate.

“We know that we can do better” than the rump proposal, Mark Reuss, GM’s executive vice president of global product development, told reporters in advance of the deadline. “We know that the industry can do better than that.”


GM says a nationwide program could put 7 million long-range electric cars on the road and slash 375 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, compared with existing zero-emission vehicle mandates.

Ford and GM have to rely on outside companies to make their products fast and powerful. FCA does it in house and produces things like the Ram Rebel TRX, the Challenger Hellcat Redeye and the new 426 Hellephant crate engine. All in-house, baby!!

@ RamGuy

Umm.....

Cummins? ZF transmission? IHI Supercharger for the Hellcat?

Ramguy is hilarious.

For his education... Ram = Fiat

so anything "ram" does its doing in its mother's (Fiat's) basement like a 36 year old millennial, with outside parts like TNT pointed out.

The 3.5EB is not high revving and puts out more torque, across its entire operating range, than any big block engine in a pick up ever did.

@TNTGMC

The 3.5 EB is the case study for what I was talking about. Try to drive one hard on regular unleaded pump gas. You can't.

I am Fake News.

No, you're a goat-roper at a sheep station. Get back to work. Those sheep are hungry.

I can run my EB hard all day long with regular ole gas. Only tow with the good stuff though. Catch me if you can Pops.

@Ha

Try reading for comprehension! That's why I said try to drive it hard. Towing a heavy trailer equals driving it hard. You answered your own question.

You have to be playing a game with me because everybody knows the 3.5 has been a good engine in NA form but the turbo engines have been a challenge.

I don't blame Hennessy, I wouldn't want the tinny ecoboost either. Sounds like a millennial screeching in the back seat.

REEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Raptor Killer TRX, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TII5xadPpw&t=161s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PWwrOILaV8

Fun stuff.

ITS COMING, RAM TRX, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D5dZI1amfM

a nationwide program could put 7 million long-range electric cars on the road and slash 375 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, compared with existing zero-emission vehicle mandates...Posted by: Jeff | Nov 2, 2018

@Jeff

Still chasing that "climate" goblin?

Mandates? The 1990s called and they want their Soros agenda back.

It's GM and their green agenda.

Notice you cut off the part: GM says!

@Big Alan

Mandates? Global Socialist agenda?

Did you get the message? Christine Lagarde called. She's still blaming you for T-r-u-m-p

@papajim, I only posted it because you rag on Ford for the same shet!

Now it is GM not only pushing the green agenda but big gov mandates!

What say you?

Are these mandates by GM in the wrong and outrageous or what?

Figures papa would go silent when it's GM pushing for big gov and big green electric and emissions mandates by the government. Disappointing.

So sorry. All that marxist-globalist commentary about Green and gases and mandates must have made me doze off for a moment. GM is every bit as sensitive to these wealthy shareholders as the next guy, especially if UN subsidies or even federal subsidies might be up for grabs. Shame really.

Ford 5.0 bottom end good for 1,000 hp.


Posted by: redbloodedxy | Nov 2, 2018 7:53:03 AM


LOL oh so that's why so many Coyotes blow out the bottom end WAAAAAY before 1000 HP. Just because one dude ran one dyno pull that made 1000 HP doesn't mean the Coyote is safe putting out 1000 HP daily. The rod bolts are way undersized and famous for stretching. The stock oil pump gear is a cheap, brittle powdered metal part that not even Ford's Performance crate engine shop are willing to use. Legendary for failing at the strip and takong out that "1000 HP bottom end". All. Day. Long.

The 3.5 EB is the case study for what I was talking about. Try to drive one hard on regular unleaded pump gas. You can't.


Posted by: papajim | Nov 2, 2018 3:36:00 PM

try running any 1/2 ton hard you might be surprised at the results

3.5EB destroyers 6.2L

https://youtu.be/y23Q74AhhuI

Seems to me there were several threads on various Viper and Corvette forums about Hennessey being a crook .

insane burn out at 2:25 love it.
guys like Mr. Hennessey are national treasures.
sure they have to work with what the mfg's produce.
doesn't Hennessey count on Ford's national dealer network for warranty support?



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