Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 vs Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 – Video
The VelociRaptor 6X6 concept starts at $295,000 and includes the base 2017 – 2018 Raptor 4-door truck, 6X6 locking rear axles, upgraded Fox suspension, upgraded 20-inch wheels and off-road tires, special front and rear bumpers, rollbar and LED lights. HPE will also be offering its VelociRaptor 600 twin turbo upgrade for the 6X6 and for owners seeking more power and performance. The 600+ HP upgrade includes upgraded twin turbochargers, stainless steel exhaust modifications, upgraded front mounted air to air intercooler and plumbing and re-tuned factory computer. Other optional upgrades include: Brembo front & rear brake upgrade, larger wheels and tires, LED lighting upgrades, bespoke interiors, electronic upgrades and armoring systems will also available. The VelociRaptor 600 twin turbo upgrade with 600+ horsepower will be available to new Raptor owners at the cost of $22,500.
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 is a SUT manufactured by Mercedes-Benz. A SUT derivative of the six wheel drive Mercedes Geländewagen developed for the Australian Army from 2007, at the time it was the company’s largest and second most expensive street-legal offroad vehicle, manufactured by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria. The G63 AMG 6×6 features six-wheel drive running on 5.5L, 536-hp, 561-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 32-valve V-8 AMG engine. The G63 AMG 6×6 was fitted with Mercedes’ 7G-tronic seven-speed automatic transmission; its transfer case can alter between a 0.87:1 high-range ratio for on-road driving and 2.16:1 low-range ratio for off-road conditions to all six wheels in a nominal 30:40:30 split. An extra shaft delivers power to the rearmost axle. The vehicle had five electronic differential locks, which can deliver 100% lockup of all six wheels, operated by three switches on the dashboard. The G63 AMG 6×6 is 5875 mm in length, 2110 mm in width and 2210 mm in height, having ground clearance of 460 mm and fording depth at 1000 mm. It has arch axles, almost similar to those fitted on Unimog vehicles. The vehicle was installed with 18-inch beadlock wheels wrapped with gummy 37-inch tires, 4196-mm wheelbase (front axle to rearmost axle) had 4105 kg of curb weight. The G63 AMG 6×6 could deliver 0–60 MPH in 7.8 seconds with a top speed limited to 100 MPH.