Hennessey is only planning on producing 30 units per year. And as the company hasn’t fully tested its off-road prowess, it’s recommending owners don’t go crazy on the dunes just yet. Instead, founder John Hennessey says, “If you’re looking for the ultimate vehicle to drive from Aspen to Telluride in January, the VelociRaptor SUV would be perfect.” So really, this is more of a GT car to the standard VelociRaptor’s track-day special. Fine by us.
While on the hunt for secret sheet metal in the European Alps, our spy photographer happened upon this Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 taking a break from some tests.
As subtle as an IED going off next door. As indulgent as making out on a park bench with a pretty woman. As offensive as wearing a baby seal fur coat to a PETA convention.
This is the 2010 Ford SVT Raptor.
In these sickeningly PC times, we’re grateful that Ford mustered the guts to introduce the Raptor. Not only is this a full-size pickup, but it’s a purpose-built machine designed for high-speed off-road running…not exactly what the Tread Lightly organization had in mind. This truck won’t win many friends in Washington, DC or at the local Sierra Club.
For this we rejoice.