Back in February, Hennessey Performance Engineering first showed off their VelociRaptor truck based on the F-150 SVT Raptor. With increased horsepower and performance, it continues John Hennessey’s affinity for making fast faster.
Now the company is announcing a new project based on the 2011 F-150 Raptor SuperCrew, the Hennessey APV. A fully coach built SUV version of the Raptor will be built as a Hennesset Armored Performance Vehicle, the latest in the company’s evolving expertise.
The company say’s the 2012 Hennessey VelociRaptor APV will offer the ultimate combination of armore protection, performance, comfort and safety. It will have a Hennessey supercharged 6.2 liter V8 with a baseline of 575hp as well as suspension and braking enhancements.
There will be seating options for six, seven or eight seats. A full line of electronic upgrades will also be available, including: Satellite TV, high-speed internet, entertainment systems and mobile office systems.
“Adding armor protection to SUV’s such as Chevy Suburbans and Cadillac Escalades can easily increase vehicle weights from 6,000 lbs to over 10,000 lbs”, said company founder and president, John Hennessey. “We are excited to be able to apply our 20 years of high-performance experience to the armor vehicle industry.”
Armored vehicles are becoming big business in our modern age, particularly in other countries far away and some not so far. In Mexico, if you are are an official in law enforcement, government or simply well to do in business an armored vehicle is fast becoming a necessity.
Hennessey Performance says it will also be offer a non-armored version of the VelociRaptor APV which will offer off-road enthusiasts the same level of utility and off-road capability that the Ford Raptor has become known for.