VelociRaptor 600 Driven By Jeremy Clarkson Heading For The Auction Block
Fans of Ford F-150 Raptors and Top Gear, now’s your chance to get your hands on the same yellow pickup truck that was driven by former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson! This isn’t any old Raptor, this truck made an appearance in one of Jeremy ‘s final episodes with BBC.
Tuned by Hennessey Performance, the 2015 VelociRaptor is fitted with a supercharged version of Ford’s 5.0-liter V8 engine, producing a staggering 600+ horsepower (or 650hp depending on the chosen tune). Also upgraded by Hennessey were the truck's supercharger, air induction, intercooler, fuel injection system, and engine management software.
In season 22, episode 6 of Top Gear, Clarkson and James May flew to Canada after Richard Hammond activated a locator beacon whilst stranded on Lone Wolf Mountain. Richard needed to be rescued before he goes mad from isolation and of course, whoever reached him first would be the winner. May decided to race up the mountain in a stock Chevrolet Silverado HD and Clarkson appeared in a yellow VelociRaptor 600.
If you want a piece of Top Gear history, this truck will be auctioned off for charity this weekend at Barrett Jackson and all proceeds will go to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Here’s a recap of what the VelociRaptor was put through:
Hopefully it pulls in a good amount of money since Clarkson is just about the best in the game and has been in the game about longer than anyone else. There are some of those AutoWeek guys still around that started presenting back in the 90's but what they did comes no where near to what Clarkson has done and the way he has done it.
We're all skeptical of Hennessey and for very good reason, so I'll never purchase anything from them. But their vehicles do churn out some impressive numbers like the F150 VelociRaptor 6x6 they debuted at SEMA. It's supposed to produce 605 horsepower and 622lb-ft of torque.
I've always wanted to go off-road on such car as this crazy VelociRaptor. In my opinion, it showed insane performance right there and defended the name of American Trucks which are the best in the market IMO!