Las Vegas - For many muscle car (and truck) fans out there, there is simply no substitute for a rumbling, rip-snorting V8 engine.
And that’s the problem that many have with the latest Ford F-150 Raptor that’s sold in the United States. Sure, it’s plenty powerful with 336kW on tap, but it’s a twin-turbo V6 and for some fans that’s just no consolation for the pair of missing cylinders.
But fear not cowboys, Hennessey Performance is here to save the day, the Texan tuning shop having unleashed its V8-powered VelociRaptor at the SEMA show in Las Vegas this week.
Out goes the EcoBoost and in comes a 5.4-litre V8, boosted all the way to 565kW, which is apparently enough to get the brutal ‘bakkie’ from standstill to 60mph (96km/h) in just 4.1 seconds.