Hennessey unveils an armored version of the Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew named VelociRaptor and it will be available as a 2012 model.
This vehicle will be produced in limited quantities; about 50 will be made each year, said company owner John Hennessey. The vehicle comes with seating options for six, seven, or eight passengers and an entertainment package–including satellite TV, high-speed Internet, and viewing monitors–is available.
“The VelociRaptor APV will showcase the highest level of protection, comfort and performance all in one vehicle,” said company founder and president, John Hennessey.
The VelociRaptor is the work of Hennessey’s Armored Performance Vehicles division, which also offers armored, performance-enhanced versions of such big vehicles as the Cadillac Escalade, the Chevrolet Suburban and the Toyota Land Cruiser. It will seat six, seven or eight people and will be available with satellite TV, high-speed Internet, entertainment and mobile office options.
“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,” the executive explained. “We are excited to be able to apply our 20 years of high-performance experience to the armor vehicle industry.”
The nonarmored VelociRaptor SUV will start at about $150,000 and go up to $250,000 depending on power level and interior and electronics upgrade options, Hennessey said. The armoring will add another $100,000 to $200,000 depending on the level of protection.
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