Hennessey Aims To Crush The AMG 6x6 With A Hellish Six-Wheeled Raptor


In Texas, bigger is always better, 6-wheel drive better.

The Mercedes-AMG G 63 6x6 is a creation that made everyone sit up and take notice. Not only does it tread Earth with six wheels and three axles, but the AMG-tuned 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 has 536 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque to make it capable of doing 0-60 mph in under 6 seconds. There really hasn’t been any competition to the German monster, until now. Texas-based tuner Hennessey has announced plans for two special edition 6x6 models using Ford’s 2017 Raptor truck as a base.

We’re not sure if this has been something in the works for a long time of it it’s been spurred on to take attention away from the Rebel TRX Concept recently unveiled by FCA. Whatever the reason, we’re just happy someone has decided to do something like this. Hennessey has shown two concepts it plans on producing, the VelociRaptor 6x6 and the VelociRaptor 600 Twin Turbo. The former keeps the stock 450 horsepower engine gets the 6x6 drivetrain with three locking rear axles, upgraded Fox suspension, 20-inch wheels, off-road tires, special front and rear bumpers, a roll bar, and LED lights. The renderings look simply awesome. That black truck screams aggression and should do well to take on the G 63 6x6.

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The only problem with the AMG version is that it makes heaps of power, and for a truck of this size, that’s a must. Enter the second option on offer by Hennessey – the VelociRaptor 600 Twin Turbo, the meaner cousin that will eat AMGs for lunch, on or off the tarmac. It’s much the same as the “normal” VelociRaptor except for under the hood. For this badass version, HPE will strap on a pair of turbochargers, add in a free-flowing stainless steel exhaust and an upgraded front-mount air-to-air intercooler that they claim will produce over 600 horsepower. Other option for both trucks include a Brembo brake upgrade, bespoke interior modifications, and even armoring systems.

The VelociRaptor 6x6 will start off at $295,000, which includes the base Raptor truck while the VelociRaptor 600 Twin Turbo will cost an additional $22,500. We can’t wait to see an actual one tearing up the wilderness with an AMG 6x6 playing catch up in the distance.

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