It's enough to send the restyled luxury SUV to a 12-second quarter-mile time.

We’ve watched Hennessey pit its modified Cadillac Escalade against a few unlikely rivals in a contest of straight-line speed and come out victorious, so we know the Texas-based tuning company can make big things go fast. Not everyone fancies the bling that comes with the sizable SUV, however, which could be why Hennessey now offers a power upgrade for Caddy’s full-size domestic competitor, the recently restyled Lincoln Navigator. The upgrade isn’t quite as pavement twisting as the Escalade’s 800-horsepower V8, but there’s still 600 boosted ponies on hand and it’s even backed by a warranty from Hennessey.

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“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 president and company founder, John Hennessey. “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.”

2018 Hennessey Lincoln Navigator
2018 Hennessey Lincoln Navigator

Based on that experience with the Raptor, Hennessey helps the SUV’s biturbo V6 breathe better with a high-flow induction system and a new stainless steel exhaust. A larger intercooler and upgraded blow-off valve are part of the changes, and it’s all brought together with a software upgrade to the engine management computer. Fortunately, Hennessey understands that extra power needs to be better corralled, so the Navigator also gets a six-piston Brembo brake upgrade and lowered suspension. Forged Hennessey wheels round out the package.

As a result, Hennessey says the tuned Lincoln will hit 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and run a quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds. On paper that’s not nearly enough to outrun a new Chevy Camaro ZL1, which means it also won’t outrun Hennessey’s Escalade. Still, that’s some serious motivation for a full-size luxury SUV with a V6 under the hood.

The package costs $19,950 installed, plus the cost of a new Navigator of course. Only 200 examples are planned for production.

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Hennessey Builds 2018 Lincoln Navigator with 600 HP

Hennessey is the First Tuner to Offer Performance Upgrades For 2018 Lincoln Navigator

 

Sealy, Texas—AMG G-Wagon and Range Rover SVR owners beware: There’s a new luxury SUV in town and its packing 600 horsepower: The 2018 Lincoln Navigator by Hennessey Performance (HPE). Hennessey is the first aftermarket firm to offer performance upgrades for the redesigned 2018 Lincoln Navigator.

 

“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 president and company founder, John Hennessey. “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 team from Hennessey increased the factory’s twin turbo 3.5L V6 engine from 450 bhp to 600 bhp by modifying the airflow through the engine. The HPE600 twin turbo engine 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 combine to crank out an extra 150bhp over the stock model.

 

After upgrades, the 2018 Hennessey Navigator is capable of going 0-60mph in 4.8 secs and can run the 1/4-mile in 12.9 seconds at 107 mph. Additional performance upgrades including Hennessey forged monoblock wheels, lowered suspension and Brembo brakes with 6-piston calipers and 15.1 inch brake rotors are also available to balance the increase in power.

 

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.

 

John Hennessey added, “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. 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!”

 

Hennessey HPE600 for 2018 Lincoln Navigator - Specifications

 

Power:

600 bhp @ 6,000 rpm

Performance

0-60 mph: 4.8 sec.
1/4 mile: 12.9 sec. @ 107mph

Includes:
• High-flow Air Induction System
• Turbo Wastegate Modifier
• Air to Air Front Mounted Intercooler Upgrade
• Intercooler Piping Upgrade
• Stainless Steel Exhaust System(Catback)
• Engine Management Computer Software Upgrade
• All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids

Professional Installation
• Chassis Dyno Calibration & Testing
Road Testing Up to 200 Miles
Headrests Embroidered
• Serial-Numbered Interior & Underhood Plaques
• 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty

Optional Upgrades
• 22-inch Monoblock Wheels w/ Performance Tires
• Brembo Front and Rear Brakes
• Lowering Kit

 

Price Installed

$19,950