This armored Hennessey VelociRaptor will muscle its way out of hostile situations

With 600hp and ‘Dyneema’ armor plating
by Stephen Dobie | Feb 7, 2021
PHOTO: TopGear.com
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The past week, Ford revealed a brand-new F-150 Raptor. Well, it turns out the outgoing one has something to say about it.

This is no ordinary Raptor. If any vastly overpowered monster truck sold from a factory can ever be considered ‘ordinary.’ Nope, this is a Hennessey VelociRaptor, meaning it’s been tuned up to 600hp.

The Hennessey VelociRaptor featuring the Dyneema Armor Plating by AddArmor

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Crucially, this one’s armored. After visiting Hennessey, the car then made its way to AddArmor, who fitted armor plating made out of a material called Dyneema—stronger than both steel and kevlar, apparently—able to withstand the might of an AK-47 or an “improvised explosive device.”

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Atop that, you have sirens, an intercom, electrified door handles, a bomb-scanning system, and run-flat tires. There are bigger brakes and retuned suspension to counter the (unquoted) extra weight, but with Hennessey’s might beneath the hood, it’ll still crack 100kph in around 4sec. Perfect for that crucial getaway.

The Hennessey VelociRaptor overhead control panel

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It’s relatively good value, too, at around $30,000 (P1.44 million) all in. Which, compared to the mods made to AddArmor’s Ferrari 458 Speciale, ain’t bad at all.

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More photos of the The Hennessey VelociRaptor featuring the Dyneema Armor by AddArmor:

The Hennessey VelociRaptor front grill

The Hennessey VelociRaptor overhead lightbar

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The Hennessey VelociRaptor front tire details

The Hennessey VelociRaptor cargo bed

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The Hennessey VelociRaptor engine

The Hennessey VelociRaptor center console

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The Hennessey VelociRaptor view of the front seats

The Hennessey VelociRaptor profile view

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The Hennessey VelociRaptor front view

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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