Driven by Jeremy Clarkson in Series 22, Episode 6 of Top Gear
6.2 liter Boss V8 / 2.9 liter Hennessey supercharger / 623 dyno-proven horsepower
6R80 6-speed automatic transmission / 4.10 rear gears
Oxford White paint / Yellow vinyl wrap / Hennessey body accessories
Leather interior / Factory air conditioning / SYNC infotainment
17-inch Method MR301 wheels
Magnaflow cat-back exhaust
Sale includes a letter of authentication from John Hennessey that confirms the truck's Top Gear appearance
SVT-tuned suspension / Fox Racing shocks
Factory power steering / Factory 4-wheel power disc brakes
Ford, Hennessey and Top Gear. To some, it seems an unlikely amalgamation of corporate names. To others, it seems like a match made in heaven. Every gearhead knows that the Ford F-150 Raptor is one of the most capable pickups ever built. Astute gearheads know that Hennessey Performance Engineering does an excellent job of transforming "capable" into "incredible". And especially astute gearheads might recognize this familiar yellow VelociRaptor from its worldwide debut on BBC's Top Gear. That's right, this is the actual truck that carried automotive antihero Jeremy Clarkson across Canada. And Clarkson certainly rode in style, as the pickup's vivid yellow vinyl gives way to a posh leather cockpit, a Fox-enhanced suspension and a 6-speed, 623 horsepower drivetrain. Looking for an exclusive rig that's ready to conquer almost anything, step right up and check out the brawny side of Ford's Special Vehicle Team!
There were actually two of these pickups built for Series 22, Episode 6 of Top Gear: one for the crew, and this beast, which Jeremy Clarkson piloted through the frozen wastes of Canada. In reality, the truck is Oxford White, with the bright yellow you see reflected courtesy of a professional wrap. One close look at our photographer's sunny day pictures proves that vinyl has been well-maintained, showing only slight weahering. I'm sure the folks at Ford's Dearborn assembly line probably didn't know they were building a 'star car' when this rig rolled past, but, nonetheless, fit and finish is as close to flawless as factory-applied hardware can get. The truck's thick body, packed onto Ford's SuperCrew chassis, utilizes buff sheetmetal modifications to enhance an already beefy profile. And, in typical Hennessey VelociRaptor style, there's an extensive list of aesthetic modifications that includes: Fab Fours bumpers, a 10,000-pound Warn winch, window tint, a 50-inch Rigid Industries light bar and an OR-Fab in-bed tire carrier.
Developed to supplement Ford's super slick mod motor family, the 6.2 liter 2-valve Boss V8 under this Raptor's louvered hood is a proven and reliable mill that combines the best aspects of power, performance and efficiency. Its core design is a cast iron block that utilizes aluminum pistons, roller rocker shafts, lightweight aluminum heads and variable cam timing to make a stout 411 horsepower and an impressive 434 lb./ft. of torque. And since the truck took a detour through Houston-based Hennessey Performance Engineering, it also features a 2.9 liter supercharger that, along with an air-to-water intercooler, cranks power up to 623 dyno-proven horses! If you've made it to this point in our description, you probably know the Raptor is a lot of fun to drive. It's solid, spry and, honestly, pretty nimble given its size and weight. Now imagine those attributes with 35% more power. Twist the key and the big engine whisks to life, routing a symphony of baritone notes through Hennessey high-flow air induction and Magnaflow cat-back exhaust. Goose the throttle and the tachometer effortlessly floats toward redline thanks to Hennessey-upgraded fuel injectors. And when you throws the transmission in to gear, get ready for some serious wheel spin with the help of Hennessey Engine Management Calibration.
Built on Ford's rugged P2 pickup platform this high-riding off-roader features a slew of hardcore suspension upgrades. Behind the Boss V8, an unbreakable 6R80 6-speed automatic transmission sends power to an open front differential and an electronic locking rear differential, complete with a thicker walled axle and tall, 4.10 gears. Holding that stellar drivetrain off the ground is a rugged independent front and solid axle rear suspension, augmented by unique SVT control arms, Raptor-exclusive leaf springs and Fox Racing internal triple bypass shocks that allow 11 to 12 inches of travel. Naturally, all that 4-wheel-drive prowess is regulated by a list of sophisticated electronics including built in hill descent, traction control, roll stability control, ABS, throttle sensitivity and adjustable transmission algorithms. With tires this big, power steering is certainly a welcome addition. Power brakes, which consist of discs at all four corners, bring the truck's mass to a quick and uneventful stop. At the back of the floors, a frame mounted hitch is wired and waiting to tow your toy of choice. And a massive front skid plate, 17-inch Method MR301 wheels and 315/70 BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/As prove that while this truck is exceptionally nice, it was made to get dirty!
Inside this awesome 4x4 you'll find a flexible and comfortable driving environment that has enough room to be your vehicle of choice for almost any outing. Heated, Hennessey-branded captain's chairs, backed by a factory Ford bench, are wrapped in high quality leather that seems a nice touch given the truck's backwoods intentions. At the base of those thrones, heavy duty floor mats valiantly protect clean carpet. At the front of that carpet, a boxy dash hangs familiar SVT telemetry beside dual-zone climate control and Ford's acclaimed SYNC infotainment system. At the base of that dash, a chrome shifter and controls for the truck's electronic suspension aides center themselves on a unique, well-integrated console. Opposite that console, silver-trimmed door panels frame simple chrome handles above large Sony speakers. At the top of those panels, the truck's solid black headliner is broken only by a power moon roof. The driver stays connected to the trail through a factory-issue steering wheel, which spins a centered rim around cruise control, Bluetooth control and redundant audio control. And the passengers haul gear in a sizable bed that stows a small cargo extender behind an integrated tail gate step.
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION
A letter of authentication from John Hennessey that confirms the truck's use in Top Gear BBC
This 2014 VelociRaptor, known by many as the Top Gear Raptor, is what we like to call "the best of everything". Decked in tech and lined in leather, it can be driven comfortably. Thanks to Hennessey and Top Gear, it has real pedigree. And with 623 horsepower, its performance is mind-altering at virtually every level. So, what are you waiting for? Call your friends at RK Motors Charlotte and start your adventure!