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Ford's New 6.2L V8 Found in the Baja-Inspired Raptor Truck Gets a 50% Increase in Horsepower Courtesy of Texas-Based Hennessey Performance's VelociRaptor 600 Twin Turbocharged Upgrade.

Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) has unveiled their new line of high-performance products and upgrades for the 6.2L Ford F-150 Raptor truck this week. At the top of the performance food chain, the VelociRaptor 600 Twin Turbo upgrade produces 622 bhp and 638 lb-ft of torque, up from the truck's 411 bhp and 434 lb-ft tq from the factory. The massive increase in power drops the truck's 0 to 60 mph time from 7.2 seconds to an astounding 4.9 seconds.

This is not Hennessey's first rodeo with the Ford Raptor, however. Earlier this year, the company introduced the supercharged VelociRaptor 500 for the 5.4L V8 variant. "When Raptor buyers found out from Ford that they could now get the new 6.2L V8 with 70+ more hp for an extra $3,000, we started getting calls", said John Hennessey. "Thus, we began planning a complete line of high-performance upgrades for the new V8 before it ever hit the street. We knew that some owners would want the most power possible and that is what the VelociRaptor 600 Twin Turbo delivers. At the same time, we knew that many Raptor owners would want simple bolt-on parts like air intake kits, exhaust systems and computer programmers, which we are also able to now offer."

From mild to wild, Hennessey Performance offers Ford Raptor owners many options for improving the power and performance of their 6.2L Raptor. The company currently offers bolt-on parts that increase the truck's performance by 60+ horsepower. This includes Hennessey's high-flow air induction kit, Hennessey programmer, long-tube stainless steel headers and stainless steel cat-back exhaust systems. Hennessey is also developing a supercharger system that will be available in late 2010.

John Hennessey added, "People buy trucks like the Ford Raptor because they are fun to drive. Our mission at Hennessey Performance is simple: To help enthusiasts add more fun and excitement to their ownership and driving experience. We have been making fast cars go faster and fun cars (as well as trucks and SUV's) more fun to drive for nearly twenty years. When you get exciting vehicles like the new 6.2L Raptor, it just the natural thing to do."