Hennessey Upgrade Brings 2018 Lincoln Navigator up to 600 HP
The 2018 Lincoln Navigator is a fine luxury SUV to start with, but if you want to stand out from the crowd, Hennessey offers performance upgrades that will turn your premium ute into a three-ton missile.
“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 president, 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 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine from 450 hp to 600 hp by installing new engine management software, a high-flow air induction system, stainless steel exhaust system, and a large front-mounted intercooler with blow-off valve upgrade.
With the power upgrades, the Navigator can sprint from 0-60 mph in a claimed 4.8 seconds and complete the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds at 107 mph, according to Hennessey. Other optional performance goodies include forged monoblock wheels, a lowered suspension, Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers, and 15.1-inch brake rotors to help slow this heavy hitter 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 installed, and includes a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty from Hennessey. The company plans to build 200 copies of its super Navigator this year.