Hennessey VelociRaptoR 1000 Makes the V-8 Raptor More of a Monster

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  • Based on the Ford F-150 Raptor R, the Hennessey VelociRaptoR 1000 is a tuned-up version with nearly 1000 horsepower.
  • Hennessey, a Texas-based tuner, claims a larger supercharger and other upgrades increase the 700-hp Raptor R’s output by 40 percent.
  • The 2023 F-150 Raptor R starts at $109,145, but pricing isn’t yet available for the VelociRaptoR. Builds start next year.

If the 700-hp Ford F-150 Raptor R isn’t monstrous enough for you, the new Hennessey VelociRaptoR 1000 is even more of a monster, with a horsepower rating approaching four digits.

We all saw this coming, right? Ford builds a mega-horsepower version of the Raptor, stuffing it with a supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 from the Shelby GT500. Shortly thereafter, Hennessey Performance Engineering, a well-known tuner based in Texas, gets its gloves on that supertruck and turns it up to 11.


Enter the VelociRaptoR 1000. Hennessey has swapped the regular Raptor R’s 2.7-liter supercharger for a larger 3.8-liter unit. The company says it also adds a new supercharger belt, larger fuel injectors, upgraded fuel lines, and a high-flow intake system.

Hennessey expects the enhancements to increase the output of Ford’s Predator V-8 by 40 percent. That math suggests the VelociRaptoR’s final horsepower figure will be nearly 1000 (980 horsepower, to be exact). The truck’s torque rating is expected to exceed 850 pound-feet, a considerable uptick compared with the stock motor’s 640 pound-feet.


There’s more to the VelociRaptoR than just a more beastly engine, though. Hennessey outfits every version with unique front and rear bumpers. There’s also a front-mounted LED light bar to better spot small cars in the dark and prevent accidentally crunching them. The regular Raptor R’s standard 37-inch off-road tires remain, but they’re now mounted on a set of Hennessey-designed 20-inch rims.

If you’re gonna own a super powerful pickup truck, you’re probably gonna want to broadcast that to your bros. Along with a more subtle plaque with a build serial number, Hennessey covers both sides of the VelociRaptoR with big graphics that say “R1000”. At least the Texas tuner’s livery isn’t as gaudy as the one Ford offers on the regular Raptor R’s bedsides.

For those eager to own the Hennessey VelociRaptoR 1000, orders can be placed right now through an authorized Ford dealer or directly through Hennessey. While we currently don’t know how much the nearly 1000-hp truck will cost, we bet a sizable sum will be added to the 2023 F-150 Raptor’s MSRP, which starts at $109,145. VelociRaptoR builds are set to begin sometime in 2023.

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