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The 600hp Hennessey 2015 F150 Proves Itself Underrated on the Dyno

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Topics:  Ford F-150, Hennessey

The 600hp Hennessey 2015 F150 Proves Itself Underrated on the Dyno

Patrick Rall, TorqueNews
July 7, 2015 (16:17)


Last December we brought you a first look at the Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 package for the new 2015 Ford F150 and now that those monster performance trucks are hitting the street, we have a video of one of those beasts in action on the dyno – and the results are pretty impressive.

600hp Hennessey 2015 Ford F150
While there is a new Ford SVT Raptor F150 coming in the next year, those prospective Ford truck owners who like going very fast in their pickup don’t have a real option. Fortunately, the folks at Hennessey Performance have put together a simple kit that lifts the output of the new F150 5.0L V8 from 385 horsepower to 600+ horsepower at the crank shaft, making the Hennessey-tuned F150 one of the baddest trucks on the road today.

Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 F150

The Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 package for the 2015 Ford F150 is pretty simple. It consists of a 2.9L supercharger that is mounted to the standard 5.0L V8 while an in-house Hennessey tune brings all of the engine parameters together for optimal power, along with the gaskets, fluids and fasteners needed to install the supercharger setup. There are also some badges inside and out

That is the whole package for the Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 and that is all that you need to transform your 2015 F150 with the 5.0L V8 into a sports car killer with 600+ horsepower. To show off this new package, Hennessey Performance recently released a video showing a new F150 fitted with this blower package on the dyno, and based on the wheel horsepower results, this package makes quite a bit more than the advertised 600 engine horsepower.

Dyno Action

This new video shows a 2015 Ford F150 fitted with the Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 package. First off, make sure that your speakers are cranked up, as this F150 sounds wicked when roaring on the dyno. The mix of the roar of the engine and the whine of the supercharger is truck-lover bliss, and the results of the dyno blast is pretty impressive as well.

The Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 F150 makes 538 rear wheel horsepower and 423lb-ft of rear wheel torque on the rollers. Assuming an incredibly conservative drivetrain loss figure of just 15%, the supercharged 5.0L V8 in this F150 is making around 633 horsepower at the crankshaft. This means that the Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 package is either very comfortably underrated at 600 horsepower, or the F150 drivetrain is one of the most efficient in the history of the truck segment. Realistically, this video proves that the Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 package has the potential to make way more than 600 horsepower – making this package even more impressive.

Hennessey doesn’t list pricing for the VelociRaptor 600 package, but if you have a 2015 Ford FX4 with the 5.0L V8 and you would like for it to have an extra 248 horsepower, contact Hennessey Performance for more information, including pricing on the go-fast components of the Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 package.

Source: http://www.torquenews.com/106/600hp-hennessey-2015-f150-proves-itself-underrated-dyno

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