It doesn’t get more badass than this.
Strapped to the dyno of Hennessey Performance Engineering is a 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat dishing out hypercar-like numbers.
The car features the tuner’s HPE1000 Twin Turbo package. That’s right, the folks at Hennessey have added a pair of turbochargers to the already supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 found in the Challenger SRT Hellcat.
They're feeding the engine with 15 psi of boost and according to the dyno print out this results in 848 horsepower and 787 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels. Taking a 15 percent drivetrain loss, you’re looking at close to 1,000 hp at the fly wheel. There’s also a nice bonus in the form of that intoxicating mix of supercharger whine and turbocharger whoosh.
Highlights of the upgrade start with the twin ball-bearing turbochargers with billet aluminum compressor wheels, an upgraded fuel system, a high-flow air-to-water intercooler system, dual turbo wastegates, stainless steel headers, a number of tweaks to the computer's software, and a high-pressure air filter element.
Hennessey’s official numbers for its Challenger SRT Hellcat equipped with the HPE1000 Twin Turbo package are 1,032 hp and 987 lb-ft of torque. The company says this results in 0-60 mph acceleration in just 2.7 seconds and a quarter mile ET of 9.9 seconds at 142 mph.
If you’re not a fan of turbocharging, Hennessey also has a pure supercharger package for the Challenger SRT Hellcat producing similar numbers. And naturally both packages can be added to the Charger SRT Hellcat for those who prefer four-door fun.
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