Video: Watch 2023 Ford Raptor R Roar to Max Power in Hennessey Dyno Test

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Stock 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R pickup truck in avalanche gray shoots up sand behind it driving down dune
A stock 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R in avalanche gray

The next best thing to hearing Ford’s supercharged 5.2-liter V8 in person is, of course, listening to the 700-horsepower beast roar to redline in a video.

Thanks to Hennessey Performance in Sealy, Texas, we can get an earful of the 2023 Raptor R on its dyno as it revs up to 6,600 rpm just shy of redlining.

In a video released this week on its YouTube channel, Hennessey reported getting 562 horsepower and 566 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels. (You can watch the video at the end of this story.) Ford’s ratings of 700 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque for its most powerful Raptor yet are at the crankshaft.

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Frictional losses owed to the transmission, driveshaft, axles, wheel size and tire type add up. In this case, there’s a 20% loss at the wheels, which is not bad considering that dyno manufacturer Dynojet points out that there’s a 25% loss on average.

If those numbers aren’t high enough for you, turn to Hennessey’s VelociRaptoR 1000 package which is advertised to boost power by more than 40%, which “would make the adept off-road pickup one of the quickest and most powerful in the world.”

To get there, Hennessey will swap out the Raptor R’s stock 2.65-liter supercharger with a larger 3.8-liter blower complemented with high-flow induction, larger fuel injectors, upgraded fuel lines and a new supercharger belt. You’ll also get larger Hennessey wheels wrapped by 37-inch off-road tires, more aggressive bumpers, LED auxiliary lighting and a 2-year/24,000-mile warranty.

Of course, Ford F-150 Lightning fans know only too well about the all-electric truck’s sub 4-second zero to 60 mph time. Tweaking that high-voltage tire burner to crank out even more power will turn even more heads and put more internal combustion models on notice.

While Hennessey’s dyno video on the 2023 Raptor R racked up an impressive 8,200 views in one day, any video it posts showing a Lightning going up against one of its modded beasts will undoubtedly do even better. 

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As it stands, the stock 2023 Raptor R will please plenty of fans in the growing supertruck crowd. The truck features FOX Live Valve shocks specially tuned to take advantage of the truck’s V8 power, standard class-exclusive 37-inch tires and best-in-class ground clearance.

Raptor R gets a power dome on the hood and desert-inspired graphics and a black interior enhanced by genuine carbon fiber streaked with signature Ford Performance Code Orange accents.

“Raptor R is our ultimate Raptor,” said Carl Widmann, Ford Performance chief engineer. “When customers experience Raptor R in the desert and beyond, it will make the hairs on the back of their necks stand up – and they’ll love every second of it.”

One can only imagine how thrill seekers will respond when driving a 1,000-horsepower VelociRaptoR.