It seems more wheels are better. At least when it comes to SUV. It all started with the Mercedes G63 6×6. Kahn then created their Flying Huntsman and more recently, the Jeep Wrangler Tomahawk by Chinese company, G. Patton.
Now Hennessey Performance is jumping on this 6-wheeler bandwagon with their VelociRaptor 6×6. Officially a ‘concept’ but according to Top Gear, it is in the works.
The 6-wheeler is based on Ford’s highly anticipated 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, but features an extra locking rear axles, upgraded Baja-spec Fox suspension, new 20-inch wheels wrapped in fat off-road rubber, menacing front and rear bumpers, a new rollbar and lots of LED lights to turn night into day.
Under the VelociRaptor 6×6’s bonnet is the same 3.5-litre twin-turbo Ecoboost V6 found in the F-150 Raptor. It churns out 331kW and 691Nm of torque. Of course, Hennessey is happy to upgrade the car to ‘600’ spec by installing two bigger turbos that boost power to 600hp (441kW).
The behemoth will reportedly cost £230,000 with the donor car included, which is around A$385,000 based on today’s exchange rate.
Source: Top Gear