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Armored Hennessey VelociRaptor SUV is perfect for the apocalypse

We’ve already praised the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor pickup truck quite a few times, but Hennessey newest version of the off-road ready monster is definitely worth a special look.

After releasing the upgraded VelociRaptor edition, the US tuner has revealed a new modification, the Hennessey VelociRaptor APV SUV.

The company decided to turn the pickup into a full pledged SUV and, just for the kicks, added special armor plating, in case people try to shoot you while you’re blazing through desert dunes and over huge rocks. A special non-armored version will appear in the future, but for an upcoming apocalypse, we prefer the one with armor plating.

At the heart of this new VelociRaptor is a 6.2-liter V8, tuned to develop 575 HP, and, as we’ve seen on the regular VelociRaptor, capable of impressive performance.

Pricing has yet to be revealed, but you can be sure that it’s going to require a bit of a financial effort.


2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor gets SuperCrew and loses 5.4-liter V8

The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is one impressive beast, but that doesn’t mean the Blue Oval can’t further improve its off-road ready pickup with more options and interior space.

That’s what the 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is all about, as the new model even boasts a SuperCrew version, with two extra doors for when you want to take your family hooning across desert dunes or off road trails. The SuperCrew is 12 inches longer than the regular Raptor, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy throwing it around.

Customers will have just one engine option, the massive 411 HP 6.2-liter V8, as the older 5.4-liter V8 has been eliminated from the range. Still, we’re pretty sure nobody will complain having 434 lb-ft of torque available when you go off-roading.

A few extra improvements were made in terms of customization options. The new Ingot Silver Metallic paint job (pictured above) is now available, as are matte black decals for the hood. A 4.2-inch display is also available with the 2011 model year.

The 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor will be arriving in dealerships later this year, so you’d better get your orders in as soon as possible.