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Posted: 9/9/2010 10:44:20 AM EDT
Sweet

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2010/09/09/hennesseys-ford-war-wagon/

Having trouble with your local drug cartel? Has an armed insurgency moved into the house next door? Well John Hennessey may have just the vehicle for you.

The 2012 Hennessey VelociRaptor APV is a fully-armored version of the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor pickup truck. Based on the upcoming Super Crew model of the high-performance off-roader, Hennessey Performance - better known as the builder of 1,000 hp supercars - has converted the four-door pickup truck into an SUV, with seating for up to eight passengers.

More important if the armed gunmen are getting restless, the 6.2-liter V8 engine gets a supercharged bump in power from 411 hp to 575 hp, which should go a long way toward compensating for the increased weight of the armor - the specifications of which are still under wraps.

To help you pass the time while under assault, or plan your escape, the VelociRaptor APV can be fitted with a host of electronic options including satellite TV and high-speed internet.

Pricing has not been announced, but the order book is now open.

And, for those of you who happen to live in one of those Norman Rockwell-type suburban idylls, a non-armored version of the VelociRaptor is also available for when you're late for soccer practice and the field on the other side of an arroyo.


Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:46:38 AM EDT
Hennessey can go climb a wall of dicks, he's a rip-off artist.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:46:44 AM EDT
do want!
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:46:49 AM EDT
Holy f*ck.

Where do I write the check to get one?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:48:36 AM EDT
If I only won the lottery.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:49:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jmarkma:
Hennessey can go climb a wall of dicks, he's a rip-off artist.


Your not the first person Ive heard say that. From what I hear on a personal note he is a douche

BUT I was able to see one of his twin turbo vipers at a local corvette race and even as a dick his cars are
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:50:56 AM EDT
Have heard less than stellar things about the reliability of Hennessey stuff...
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:55:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 10:56:16 AM EDT by Cypher15]

Originally Posted By stretch415:
Originally Posted By jmarkma:
Hennessey can go climb a wall of dicks, he's a rip-off artist.


Your not the first person Ive heard say that. From what I hear on a personal note he is a douche

BUT I was able to see one of his twin turbo vipers at a local corvette race and even as a dick his cars are
when hes not stealing shit, yes.


Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:00:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By stretch415:
Originally Posted By jmarkma:
Hennessey can go climb a wall of dicks, he's a rip-off artist.


Your not the first person Ive heard say that. From what I hear on a personal note he is a douche

BUT I was able to see one of his twin turbo vipers at a local corvette race and even as a dick his cars are
when hes not stealing shit, yes.

http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/hennescrewed.jpg


definately the whale tail I saw on one of his.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:02:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:10:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:11:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 3:12:34 PM EDT by plowboy]
Hennessey is too automobiles what Ciener is too firearms!
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:13:34 PM EDT
too much want.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:13:46 PM EDT
What kind of armor protection are we talking about here."Armored" is a very relative term. I have always thought the Raptor grill looks cool.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:16:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 3:17:30 PM EDT by Toiyabe66]
Originally Posted By plowboy:
Hennessey is too automobiles what Ciener is too firearms!


No, he's much, much, worse.

Personal story:

Customer has Viper, gets full Henessey treatment (at the time was the 800?) gets car back after 11 months, good rumble, sounds like it has a big cam, etc...
Goes to dyno, makes 6 bhp more than stock.
After months of talking to Henessey, pays shop (not Henessey) to disassemble "built" motor. Motor is completely stock, and has clearly never been apart.
Find that sum total of non cosmetic or bolt-on mods is a new ECU program that drops cylinders at idle so it sounds like it has a big cam.
Lawsuit ensued.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:20:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 3:21:26 PM EDT by Texaspyro21]
Now if Ford will redesign the Expedition and Explorers to look more like that. That looks a lot better than the current Ford offering.


I drive by his fancy new factory over in Sealy all the time
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:24:35 PM EDT
Plus he becomes a paid sponsor at forums so they will edit out anything negative.

Go ahead, try to post the above links at http://raptorforumz.com/

This thread in particular: http://www.raptorforumz.com/showthread.php?t=8154

oh yeah, the 'dedicated Raptor forum owner' has nothing but a bunch of cookie cutter auto sites: http://www.gigathreads.com/

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:24:47 PM EDT
Shouldn't he be focusing on finishing all the vipers he's managed to eff up in the last decade before he rolls out new products?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:25:34 PM EDT
Fuck yeah!
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:26:44 PM EDT
:lick:
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:26:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EatSleepJeep:
Shouldn't he be focusing on finishing all the vipers he's managed to eff up in the last decade before he rolls out new products?


LOL, like every con artist he's off to the next group of suckers.

Pick whatever car is the newest and he will have mods for it before it is even released.

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:28:09 PM EDT
ETA: No slam on the Raptor at all, which is an outstanding Ford product. Just that any sane person would never let these snake oil bozos near anything more complicated than a golf cart.

And they would probably fvck that up!
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:29:29 PM EDT
It certainly will blend in during the shitstorm.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:32:46 PM EDT
Hennessey+ Raptor= 575 hp? talk about major disappointment.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:37:18 PM EDT
Can I get an armored version of the regular tuck please?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:43:27 PM EDT
I wouldn't let Hennessey change the fucking oil in my cars.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:50:18 PM EDT
Fuck that cocksucking crook Hennessey. He is a rip off artist. He makes great show cars to showcase the technology and get new customers, but he cannot deliver the goods. He is a fucking thief.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:56:06 PM EDT
If you want something done right you send it to Heffner Performance.

http://heffnersperformance.com/
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:58:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jmarkma:
Hennessey can go climb a wall of dicks, he's a rip-off artist.


First post fucking NAILS it.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:10:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 4:11:37 PM EDT by GSAR426]
Originally Posted By realwar:
If you want something done right you send it to Heffner Performance.

http://heffnersperformance.com/


+1
My friends viper
He also has a 2006 Viper he just finished that's pushing a little over 1000hp and is a street legal pump gas car.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:37:20 PM EDT
Looks pretty sweet. Not sure if it'll come to be real, or a rip off, but I'd drive one.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:40:43 PM EDT
Wish we'd had those in Iraq.
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