If you’re looking for an SUV that literally does it all and goes like stink wrapped in a tuxedo it would behoove you to take a gander at this HPE600 Lincoln Navigator.
There are few vehicles on the market that weigh in at over three tons, seats seven in luxury, and can hit 60 MPH in less than five seconds and while the 2018 Lincoln Navigator does weigh that much and can seat seven in luxury, it needs a little help from Hennessey Performance to hit that last mark. As per Hennessey Performance and their updated specs page for the HPE600 they updated earlier this week (Oct. 8, 2018) they released specs on the HPE600, one up from the HPE 500, and, as the name suggests, this package adds 33 percent more power.
Hennessey’s 600HP 2018 Lincoln Navigator: The 2018 Hennessey Navigator, equipped with the company’s HPE600 upgrade, elevates the factory twin-turbo 3.5L V-6 power ratings from a respectable 450 bhp to an eyebrow-raising 600 bhp at 6,000 rpm. https://t.co/m5ZbgXRYZ7 pic.twitter.com/sslnVyLrhR
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The 2018 Lincoln Navigator is already a capable brute of a luxo-barge with a tried and true 3.5L Ecoboost V6 with 450 HP and 510 lb-ft. With a decent amount of torque and a good chunk of horsepower to unleash that power at a rapid clip, it’s no wonder that, on its own, the Navigator hits 60 MPH in 5.4 seconds.
By improving on what the Navigator has, mainly allowing the turbos to suck in more air in an efficient manner, and with a slightly different tune, Hennessey Performance is able to eke out an additional 150 HP. Although no torque figures were published, a simliar tune in the Raptor makes just as much HP and 622 lb-ft, a +112 lb-ft difference.
Like all Hennessey Performance packages installed by authorized dealerships, there’s three year/ 36,000 mile warranty.
The HPE600 upgrade comes with a 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty from Hennessey. The company only plans to offer 200 units for the first year making the Hennessey Navigator very exclusive. Orders can be placed directly with Hennessey or through authorized Hennessey Lincoln dealers.
As per their latest testimonial videos, make that 199 Hennessey Navigators.
Although I couldn’t find pricing, like the Raptor package, that one sets you back an extra $22,500. While that sounds like a lot, you literally don’t have to lift a finger and come back to a faster Navigator with no additional work done by you. Oh, and there’s a warranty.