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eBay Watch: 235mph Hennessey Ford GT1000 up for auction

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eBay Watch: 235mph Hennessey Ford GT1000 up for auction

eBay Watch: 235mph Hennessey Ford GT1000 up for auction

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Barrett-Jackson, Pebble Beach and other big-name auction events routinely handle exotic and celebrity-owned supercars, but this time the auction house is eBay. Chosen by the seller and builder of the car, Hennessey Performance Engineering, the online auction site will handle the sale of the 1,000hp (746kW), 235.4mph (378km/h) Ford GT.

In addition to the massive power, the Hennessey GT also sports 856lb-ft (1,155Nm) of torque. Combined, that level of force is able to take the GT to its measured top speed of 235.4mph in less than two miles from a stand still.

The starting price is $229,500, a hefty $90,000 premium over the car's $139,500 base list price. But that price covers the installation of a GT1000 Twin Turbo system, which includes all the necessary bits and pieces plus twin Garrett ball-bearing turbos capable of increasing boost from the stock (supercharged) pressure of 13psi to 18.5psi. Custom tuned software, a rev limit raised to 6,800rpm and a full turbo-back exhaust are also included.

Despite being a very high-performance car directly from the factory, the Hennessey GT1000 also gets an upgraded Penske two-way adjustable coilover suspension upgrade system for superior handling and adaptability.

The GT1000 has even been a bit of a celebrity itself, being featured on the pages of a number of enthusiast magazines. The auction ends August 27, so those interested in acquiring near-Bugatti performance for a fraction of the price still have a week before the last-minute bidding frenzy hits.

Hennessey is far from the first tuner company to take on the GT, however with Geiger, Avro and Roush among the many that have added power. Few, however, have come close to the 1,000hp mark, and fewer still have approached the 235mph figure of the GT1000.

Via: Gizmag
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Comments (7)
  1. That is fast, but I don't know how safe I would feel doing it in this car.
    Not a slam on Ford, and the GT is a shining example of what that company is capable of, but those speeds were never in mind for this car.
    Comparisons to the Veyron are fine, but that car was designed for those (silly, really) speeds from the beginning and would probably be a less terrifying ride...
     
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  2. well.. gus.. in all fairness that is only 30 mph faster than the normal version.. anyone who wants to get this thing any where near that had better do it on a track.. for the sake of the public and for your sake as well... mind you this car will almost certainly never top 200 mph.. its what that extra power does in the meanwhile...

    i remember seeing the 20 minute clip posted on this site about this car.. or some other 1000hp GT.. man does that ever look like the definition of fun...

    all you import lovers can knock the american "sports" cars but you have to admit.. henny sure as hell has no problem bumping the viper and the GT up to 1000, 1500, and even 2000 hp..
     
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  3. True, that GT is an amazing car. I've never quite understood the need for more, More, MORE!!! :)
     
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  4. its simple gus..the law of diminishing returns :p
     
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  5. how you can almost double the power of a supercar with only two turbos is amazing
     
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  6. just imagine a reventon twin-turbo............WOW
     
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  7. Giving true claim to it only being 30mph over the original limit, the comment that you mentioned comparing it to the veyron is 100% true, look up the Top Gear Veyron top speed run, its almost impossible to believe its that calm at 253mph. I've seen videos of the stock GT doing near top speed and it looks nowhere as calm. Both are awesome cars though and this version has uprated suspension components hopefully adding to the top speed stability.
     
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