Hennessey Raptor Horsepower Upgrades Available - A Lot More Power

The team over at Hennessey Performance has a new selection of upgrades for the Ford Raptor. If you are looking to really unleash the power in the top selling off-road truck, these upgrades are exactly what you need.

Hennessey Raptor Horsepower Upgrades - 475, 600 and 800 This is the 800 horsepower Hennessey Raptor upgrade. Photo courtesy of Hennessey Performance.

Since its introduction, the Ford Raptor has captured the attention of truck fans. Combining the power, suspension and wheels you need to seriously go offroading in a straight from the factory unit has been a winning combination. While the truck has some serious offroad credentials, there is always room for improvement. Enter custom tuning and fabricator Hennessey Performance.

Hennessey's new options for the Raptor come in three power levels. You can choose to add 475, 600 or 800 horsepower to the truck. It comes stock with 411 horsepower. Unfortunately, these upgrades are only for the 6.2L V-8 and not the older 5.4L. These tunes are listed under Hennessey's VelociRaptor branding.

Each option adds and requires different modifications to be made. The entry level, 475-horsepower upgrade is just an ECU retune and uses basic air injection modifications. Moving up to the 600 and 800 horsepower upgrades requires forced induction.

Now the 800 horsepower upgrade is for serious owners only. It adds quite a bit of gear including:

  • Twin-turbocharger
  • Forged internals
  • High-flow intakes and exhausts
  • New injectors
  • ECU retune
  • Transmission upgrade

All of these upgrades help the truck reach 800 horsepower while handling the increase.

Lastly, if you really want to modify your Raptor, you can add one of these upgrades to their SUV "VelcioRaptor" modification. This monster seats 8 people and puts out 600 horsepower.

Prices for the upgrades start at $12,950 for the 450 horsepower and go up to around $55k for the 800-horsepower upgrade. Hennessey says the price includes installation, dyno testing and a limited one-year warranty on parts.

What do you think? Is the upgrade smart or not smart?