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Hennessey's 2018 Lincoln Navigator Packs 600 Horsepower

Texas tuner goes big, really big

Ed TahaneyWriter

The 2018 Lincoln Navigator is a fine luxury SUV to start with—but if you want to stand apart from the crowd—Hennessey offers performance upgrades for the tony truck.

"The 2018 Navigator is a world-class luxury SUV and we wanted to take its already impressive power and performance to the next level," said John Hennessey, company head honcho, in a statement.

"Over the past 12 months we have built and delivered hundreds of VelociRaptor 600 upgrades to our new Ford Raptor clients. It made perfect sense to offer a similar upgrade package for the new Navigator, which has essentially the same engine."

The Texas tuner increased the stock twin turbo 3.5L V-6 engine from 450 hp to 600 hp and the upgrade includes engine management computer software upgrades, high-flow air induction system, stainless steel exhaust system upgrade, large front-mounted intercooler system with blow-off valve upgrade says Hennessey.

With the power upgrades the 5,855-pounder can sprint from 0-60 mph in a claimed 4.8 seconds and run the 1/4-mile in 12.9 seconds at 107 mph we are told. Other optional performance goodies include forged monoblock wheels, lowered suspension, Brembo brakes with 6-piston calipers, and 15.1 inch brake rotors to help slow the mall monster down.

"Our family has owned and driven several high-powered GMC Denalis and Escalades over the past five years. We are now very pleased to have a high-powered Lincoln to add to our family fleet," said Hennessey. "But I probably won't get as much seat time as I would like as my wife, Hope, will probably get the keys to our special Lincoln before I do!"

The new HPE600 upgrade kit costs $19,950 and includes a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty from Hennessey. The company plans to build 200 of its super Navigators this year.