Some of Hennessey Performance Engineering’s most well-known products are its Ford F-150 VelociRaptor tuned trucks.
The VelociRaptor package chucks the Ford F-150 Raptor’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine in the bin and puts a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 making 758 horsepower in its place. That’s enough to hustle this huge truck from 0-60 mph in 4.1s and complete the quarter-mile in 12.2s at 115 mph – placing its performance not far off that of some stock performance vehicles.
To try and gauge how quick the 758 horsepower VelociRaptor V8 truly is, HPE lined the truck up against a bone stock Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible and raced the two from a dig. Some viewers in the YouTube comment section pointed out that the ‘Performance Shift Active’ notification on the Camaro SS dashboard only comes on when you lift off the gas, so it’s unclear if this video is an accurate representation of these two vehicle’s respective performance levels.
That said, this probably would be a pretty close race, even if you took every step to make it as fair and even as possible. The VelociRaptor gets off the line quicker thanks to its its four-wheel drive system and gobs of low-end grunt, while the Camaro SS eventually reels it back in once the laws of physics prevent the F-150 from accelerating at the same rate. The end result hardly matters, anyways – we doubt VelociRaptor customers are buying their trucks to take down Camaros between top lights (although that does sound like fun).
Check out this rather odd drag race in the video embedded below.