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  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 with 1,139 RWHP by Hennessey

    The insanely powerful Corvette turns up the supercharger well past the factory's initial configuration.

  • 2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition on the dyno
    Watch the Ford GT strut its stuff on the dyno

    Hennessey Performance Engineering strapped founder John Hennessey's 2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition to the dyno to see just how powerful the supercar really is. The GT laid down an impressive 581 rear-wheel horsepower and 513 pound-feet of torque. The GT's twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine...

  • Harry Metcalfe puts his Jaguar Project 8 XE on a dyno
    Jaguar XE SV Project 8 reveals its full fury on the dyno

    There are many examples of automakers underrating their performance products. The latest data point is Jaguar's XE SV Project 8. Harry Metcalfe of the Harry's Garage YouTube channel took his own example of the super sedan over to a friend's dyno and discovered that the quoted 592 crank horsepower...

  • 2019 Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Mustang on the dyno
    Hennessey's 808-horsepower Heritage Mustang hits the dyno

    Hennessey Performance Engineering in August unveiled the 2019 Heritage Edition Ford Mustang to celebrate hitting the 10,000-build milestone. The fiery red car, which features a design inspired by the livery of a 2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition supercar owned by Hennessey boss John Hennessey, is based...

  • HPE dynos 2019 Corvette ZR1
    Hennessey straps the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 to the dyno

    It's fairly common knowledge that the horsepower figures automakers parade around don't reflect power at the wheels. Rather, it's how much hp the engine makes at the crankshaft. Therefore, we need a dynamometer to measure just how much power is getting to the ground. Thankfully, Hennessey...

  • A 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has hit the dyno
    This is the first 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 to hit the dyno

    When you take delivery of a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, you'll want to be sure it makes all of the power that Chevy claims is on tap. For the record, that would be 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque. YouTuber StreetSpeed717 recently snagged what he claims is the fourth ZR1 off the Bowling...

  • Engineering Explained's Honda S2000 on the dyno

    Taking your car to a dyno is often a great way to produce bragging rights, especially after installing various aftermarket modifications. Following the results owners often swear by the figures, but variances in the equipment itself can lead to numerous results that skew the figures themselves. Engineering Explained tackled the subject of dyno testing with host Jason Fenske's personal Honda S2000. After four runs, the first three produced consistent horsepower ratings, but torque measurements significantly varied. In this case, the dyno thinks the peak rpm is much lower than it is. The...

  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio hits the dyno
    The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio gets strapped to a dyno

    One of the current hot tickets in the world of the sporting sedan is the new offering from Alfa Romeo. We don't see a whole lot of the Italian automaker here in the States, but the new Guilia could help change that a bit, especially when variants like the Quadrifoglio and its 2.9-liter...

  • 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 on a dyno
    2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Gets Strapped To Hennessey's Dyno: Video

    We’ve been seeing lots of independent tests of the new Chevrolet Camaro but what about the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang? Well, here’s the latest Shelby GT350 variant undergoing dyno and acceleration tests conducted by tuning house Hennessey Performance. This is a stock version...

  • 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS strapped to a dyno
    Dyno Test Shows 2016 Camaro SS Putting Down More Power Than Corvette: Video

    We love the new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS, and now we have a better understanding as to why. Tuning firm Hennessey Performance just got its hands on one, and the first thing that it did was to strap the car to a dyno. ALSO SEE: Devel’s 12.3-Liter Quad-Turbo V-16 Dynoed At 4,515 Horsepower...

  • Devel Sixteen Engine Dyno
    Devel’s 12.3-Liter Quad-Turbo V-16 Dynoed At 4,515 Horsepower

    Remember that Dubai-based hypercar? The one with the devilish name? It's called the Devel Sixteen, and it's creators have been claiming insane power figures for a number of years now. There's talk of 5,000 horsepower, a 0-60 time of less than two seconds, and a top speed of over 345 miles per hour...

  • Mustang Tire Goes Boom
    Extra-Long Dyno Pull Makes Mustang Tire Go Boom

    What happens when you cross a 5.0-liter Mustang, a extra-long dyno run, and a 200-shot of nitrous? You get a demonstration of raw power, though not the kind the driver originally intended. WATCH: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Excels on Track Day As the clip from 1320video shows, right around the 35-second...

  • Jeep Renegade Cold Weather Dyno

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] has just invested $2.5 million into its Chrysler Technology Center. The reason for the quick cash spend? The installation of an upgraded four-wheel-drive dyno that can handle plenty of power while the CTC kicks out brutal temperatures. Inside the center, test engineers can create winds up to 100 miles per hour while dropping the temperature down to minus 40 degrees. That rather chilling combination allows engineers to see what happens to their vehicles when intakes are getting clogged, parts are freezing, and cold weather is wreaking all manner of havoc...

  • 2015 Hennessey HPE600 Supercharged F-150
    Hennessey's HPE600 Supercharged Ford F-150 Strapped To The Dyno: Video

    On Friday, we took a look at Hennessey Performance's latest VelociRaptor SUV. With room for eight and more than 600 horsepower on tap, the Texas tuner's F-250 Lariat-based people mover is just perfect for carpool commandos with zero time to spare. In the best way possible, it's like towing a...

  • 1,300-horsepower Audi R8 V10 shoots flames on the dyno
    Watch This 1,300-Horsepower Audi R8 Shoot Flames: Video

    Audi has just launched its second-generation R8 but the old one still has plenty of life left in it, especially if you modify the heck out of it. Here’s a first-generation R8 V10 that’s been modified by America’s own AMS Performance. The car is strapped to a dyno and as...

  • Tesla Model S P85D breaks the dyno
    Tesla Model S P85D Breaks The Dyno With Instant Torque: Video

    Here you have it folks: the Tesla Model S P85D is so ferociously, inconceivably badass that it actually broke the damned dyno the instant the hammer was dropped. The explanation? Instant torque from the electric motors just surprised the hell out of that unsuspecting dyno, causing it to give up the...

  • 2015 Ford Mustang tuned by Hennessey Performance
    2015 Ford Mustang Tuned By Hennessey Produces 663 HP At The Wheels: Video

    Hennessey Performance recently announced some power upgrades for the 2015 Ford Mustang, with the most potent being the HPE700 package for the V-8-powered Mustang GT. The package’s official power rating is 717 horsepower, but as this video of a HPE700-equipped Mustang GT on the dyno shows the...

  • Vengeance Racing 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 at delivery
    2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Dyno Shows 585 HP At The Wheels

    This guy just celebrated his purchase of a new 2015 Corvette Z06 with a massive burnout, on video, and he's also already strapped it to the dyno to see what its baseline numbers are. They’re impressive. MUST SEE: 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Owner Does Massive Burnout Minutes After Delivery: Video...

  • Duramax Diesel Driveshaft Deletion

    When you add power to a vehicle, it's wise to beef up certain components. If you continue to add more power, you should begin figuring out exactly where you could have issues due to the increased horsepower and torque. ALSO SEE: McLaren 650S Spider Crashes Into Guardrail In Austria For example, if you're building a track car with serious power, you're going to need to upgrade the brakes to haul that oomph back in before each corner. If, on the other hand, you're creating a monster pickup truck designed to decimate dragstrips, you may want to invest in a beefier driveshaft. We're looking at...

  • 2015 BMW M3
    2015 BMW M3 Dyno Reveals Just How Much Horsepower It Really Makes

    Some brands are known for underrating their cars’ horsepower, just as others are known for overrating their cars’ gas mileage. So where does BMW land on the spectrum, or more specifically, where does the 2015 M3 land? MUST SEE: Ralph Gilles Does Massive Burnout In 2015 Challenger SRT...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
    Chevy Camaro Z/28 Hits The Dyno With Redline Motorsports: Video

    The 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 has wowed the world with its track-rated performance, but to date, we haven’t seen one cross the dyno to verify what the 7.0-liter LS7 under the hood is really putting out. That has now changed thanks to Redline Motorsports. MUST SEE: Big Block Smart Car Pulls...

  • 1,200-horsepower Hennessey Cadillac CTS-V Wagon on the dyno
    This Is What A 1,200-HP Hennessey Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Sounds Like On The Dyno

    Huge horsepower is what Hennessey is known for, whether it's a Ford Raptor or the company's own Venom GT. So it's no surprise the turbocharging Texans have come up with another 1,200-horsepower CTS-V, but this time it's a wagon. And it sounds great. MUST WATCH: Honda's Mean Mower Is Officially The...

  • 828-cubic-inch Ford V-8 dyno test
    828ci Ford V-8 Turns 2,000 Naturally-Aspirated Horsepower On Dyno

    This pro-stock Ford racing engine produces nearly 2,000 horsepower without forced induction.

  • Tesla Model S on the dyno with Autocar
    Tesla Model S Cranks Out 428 Horses At The Wheels: Video

    The Tesla Model S is an undeniably quick car, especially considering its considerable weight. But just how much power does the world's only real electric car produce? A lot, it turns out. The team at Autocar took the Model S to the dyno to find out exactly how much power reaches the rear wheels...

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