Hennessey introduces the 2012 VelociRaptor APV/SUV
The 2012 Hennessey VelociRaptor APV/SUV is the world's first high-performance armored vehicle.
The 2012 Hennessey VelociRaptor APV, based on the new Ford Raptor Super Crew, boasts a supercharged 6.2L V8, with off-road capabilities--and it comes in armored and nonarmored versions.
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.
According to Hennessey, the nonarmored VelociRaptor will have a curbside weight of 6,000 lbs. The version with armor will weigh between 9,000 and 10,500 lbs. depending on options. The body and glass of the armored version are in the standard package; undercarriage armor is an additional option.
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.
"We have 3 orders and getting more inquiries every day," Hennessey said. "We will be building up to 50 units per year, so the production is very low and this will be a very unique vehicle."