Last week, a suspect driving a Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 was apprehended by the California Highway Patrol after a long chase. The pursuit was captured by a news chopper.
According to reports, the suspect was driving erratically and also ran through multiple red lights. The cameras captured the driver maneuvering the 6-wheel drive truck through surface streets before entering a Taco Bell parking lot.
The pursuit, which began in the Malibu area, eventually ended when the truck crashed into a light pole on Vanowen Street and Coldwater Canyon Avenue in North Hollywood.
The VelociRaptor 6×6 is based on the 2017 Ford F150 Raptor. It is powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine that puts out 602 hp and 622 lb-ft of torque. Despite its bulk, this behemoth is claimed to hit 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
In 2015, we got a rare chance to do a photoshoot with the 4×4 version of the Velociraptor. Do checkout the photo gallery here.
Apart from souped-up trucks, John Hennessey also builds hypercars like the Venom GT and Venom F5. Last week, he appeared on the DRIVE On podcast and had a few things to say about SSC’s top speed claims.