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The 2018 Hennessey Ford Raptor 6x6 at SEMA: Over-the-top badassery

This is possibly the most 'Murican of all American trucks.

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Emme Hall
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Emme Hall

Editor / Cars

I love 2-seater, RWD convertibles and own a 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata for pavement fun and a lifted 2001 Miata for pre-running. I race air-cooled Volkswagens in desert races like the Mint 400 and the Baja 1000. I have won the Rebelle Rally, 7-day navigational challenge, twice and I am the only driver to compete in an EV, the Rivian R1T.

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At SEMA the specialty manufacturer Hennessey debuted the 2018 Ford Raptor 6x6. You know, when four wheel just aren't enough.

The $349,000 price tag includes the donor 2018 Raptor four-door truck and adds a twin-turbo engine spitting out 605 horsepower and 622 pound-feet of torque. That's enough to hustle this monster from 0 to 60 miles an hour in 4.9 seconds. Not bad for something that is too large to park in most underground garages.

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Watch this: 2018 Hennessey Ford Velociraptor 6x6 is a Raptor in beast mode
2018 Hennessey Ford Velociraptor 6x6 is a Raptor in beast mode
2018 Hennessey Ford Velociraptor 6x6 is a Raptor in beast mode
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The rear axles still lock to provide better traction in dirty situations, but the VelociRaptor has 10 inches of ground clearance over a stock Raptor. Wheel size is upped to 20 inches, wearing Toyo Open Country rubber. Aesthetic goodies include special front and rear bumpers, a roll bar and all the LED lights you could ever need.

2018 Hennessey Ford Raptor 6x6 at SEMA: 6 wheels, more fun

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There is one option on the VelociRaptor: a $22,000 upgraded six-caliper Brembo brake system.

Up until this point, Mercedes-Benz has been the only option for a ridiculous 6x6 vehicle, and it isn't available in the US. Hennessey will make 50 of the gargantuan 6x6 Ford trucks and has already presold a handful.

Watch out, Mercedes, there's another contender for the six-wheel crown.