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  • 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 HPE1000 on dyno

    The mad individuals at Hennessey Performance Engineering have created their first 2019 Corvette ZR1 with 1,000 horsepower. To show off their creation, the gang at HPE shared a video of the sports car doing a pull on the dyno. The 1,000 hp comes courtesy of the HPE1000 package for the 2019 Corvette ZR1, which already leaves the factory with a stout 755-hp rating. In baseline testing, HPE found the sports car made 654 hp at the rear wheels. The dyno test showed that, when outfitted with the HPE1000 package, that figure rose to 905 hp, which certainly means 1,000 or more horsepower at the crank...

  • Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor V-8 for The Rock
    Hennessey Performance cooks up VelociRaptor V-8 for The Rock

    Hennessey Performance Engineering will gladly replace the Ford F-150 Raptor's twin-turbo V-6 with a V-8, and that appealed to professional wrestler and action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. HPE posted photos to its official Facebook page on Tuesday showing The Rock's latest ride. It's a baby blue...

  • Hennessey Performance Engineering Ford VelociRaptor Ranger
    Hennessey gives Ford Ranger claws with 350-hp VelociRaptor Ranger

    Ford has no plans to introduce the current Ranger Raptor in the United States, so Hennessey Performance Engineering will essentially do it for the automaker. On Monday, the Texas-based tuning company announced the Ford VelociRaptor Ranger. The VelociRaptor name should be familiar to anyone who...

  • McLaren 600LT with Hennessey Performance Engineering upgrades
    Hennessey cranks McLaren 600LT to 1,000 horsepower

    When a car enters the shop at Hennessey Performance Engineering, there's a good chance it leaves with more power. A lot more power. That's the case for the McLaren 600LT, which HPE can now tune up to 1,000 horsepower, the company announced on Monday. The tuning firm offers three different packages...

  • 2018 Hennessey HPE1000 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
    Hennessey's 1,035-HP Dodge Challenger SRT Demon sounds like it came from hell

    The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is already one hell of a car, but Hennessey Performance Engineering has (of course) gotten a hold of it and made it something more. With the company's HPE1000 package, the Demon makes a whopping 880 horsepower at the rear wheels. That equates to around 1,035 hp at the...

  • HPE Ford F-150 Raptor with V-8 swap
    Dyno run shows Hennessey's V-8-powered F-150 Raptor makes 557 horsepower

    The second-generation Ford F-150 Raptor ditched its 6.2-liter V-8 for a twin-turbo V-6. While that's fine and dandy, it certainly doesn't provide the same soundtrack. Enter Hennessey Performance Engineering, which has installed a 5.0-liter supercharged Coyote V-8 engine to appease those who can't...

  • John Heinricy (left) and John Hennessey

    Veteran General Motors engineer John Heinricy has come out of retirement to lead development of Hennessey's Venom F5 hypercar. Hennessey made the announcement on Tuesday, confirming that Heinricy is chief engineer for the project. Heinricy, 71, finally left GM in 2008 after first joining the automaker all the way back in 1970. In his final role, he headed GM's Performance Division where he oversaw development of cars like the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and Cadillac CTS-V. He also is an avid racing driver. Among his achievements as a racer, Heinricy counts numerous SCCA Runoffs road-racing...

  • 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...

  • 2017 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6x6
    Hennessey VelociRaptor 6x6 for sale on eBay for $375,000

    Just in time from Black Friday, Hennessey Performance Engineering has listed one of its 50 F-150-based VelociRaptor 6x6 pickups on eBay. The VelociRaptor 6x6 debuted at the 2017 SEMA show and ushered in America's own answer to 6x6 rivals from Mercedes-AMG and Kahn Design. As for why this truck is...

  • HPE1000 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye
    Hennessey has 1,035-hp package for Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

    It was only a matter of time before Hennessey Performance Engineering got its hands on the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye. On Friday we learned the tuning company has given the slightly more demonic Hellcat 1,035 horsepower, up from 797. HPE equips the car with the HPE1000 package to create the...

  • 2019 Hennessey Ford F-150 VelociRaptor V8
    Hennessey finally performs V-8 engine swap on F-150 Raptor

    A number of Ford F-150 Raptor fans have been crying out for a V-8. Hennessey Performance Engineering has heard those cries because the Texan tuner has built a Raptor housing eight cylinders under the hood. From the factory, there's only one engine choice available for Ford's latest Raptor. It's a...

  • 2018 Hennessey HPE1200 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
    Meet the world's fastest SUV: Hennessey HPE1200 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk runs quarter-mile in 9.66 seconds

    Hennessey Performance Engineering is always working on the next best thing. And by next best thing, we mean the next fastest car or SUV. Case in point is the company's HPE1200 package for the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. On Monday, we brought you a video of Hennessey's HPE1000-enhanced Grand...

  • Jeep Trackhawk HPE1000 is faster down the drag strip than a Ford GT

    The Ford GT is very quick. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is also very quick. There's no way that it's as quick as the GT though, right? Well, after a visit to Hennessey Performance it's actually quicker. At least that's the case over the quarter-mile drag strip. Hennessey CEO and founder John Hennessey has a Ford GT to call his own and he allowed the stock supercar to face off against a modified Trackhawk. The standard Hellcat-ified 707 horsepower-having Jeep will dash from 0-60 mph in around 3.5 seconds, which is extremely quick for such a large vehicle. With the Ford, you're look at a...

  • 2019 Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford F-150
    Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford F-150 is your 758-horsepower workhorse

    Hennessey Performance Engineering is back with another madly modified creation. This time it's a Ford F-150 that's been dialed up to produce 758 horsepower. The hypercar builder and tuner revealed the 2019 Heritage Edition Ford F-150 this week and announced that the modifications can be applied to...

  • Hennessey Venom F5
    Hennessey: 0-60 irrelevant, Bugatti sandbaggin'

    Hennessey Performance Engineering in Texas is focused on building speed machines, and its latest goal is hitting the 300-mph mark with the F5 Venom, then flying past it. With such otherworldly numbers on his mind, company founder and CEO John Hennessey said 0-60 mph times are basically irrelevant...

  • 2018 Hennessey HPE600 Lincoln Navigator
    Hennessey's 600-hp Lincoln Navigator has arrived

    This past March, Hennessey Performance Engineering announced HPE500 and HPE600 packages for the 2018 Lincoln Navigator. As of September, HPE has built the first modified luxo-barge. The HPE600 package, as it implies, ups the horsepower from 450 to 600. The package runs $19,950 and the buyer must...

  • Hennessey Venom F5
    Hennessey F5 Venom: Forget 300 mph, aiming for 311 mph; challengers welcome

    The race to 300 mph is officially on. Hennessey Performance Engineering plans to begin testing an F5 Venom prototype in 2019, with high-speed validation testing by the end of that year. "We believe our car is capable of going well beyond 300 mph," CEO John Hennessey said. What will enable the F5...

  • Hennessey Chevrolet Silverado Goliath 6x6
    Chevy Silverado-based Hennessey Goliath 6x6 revealed with 705 horsepower

    For Hennessey Performance Engineering faithful that couldn't swallow the idea of owning a Ford-based Velociraptor, the Goliath 6x6 has arrived. It's based on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and like the F-150 based pickup, it's powerful, off-road ready, and utterly bonkers. Hennessey revealed...

  • Hennessey Performance tuned Dodge Demon makes 1,013 rear-wheel horsepower

    Just a few short years ago, there would have been no way we'd believe that a mainstream automaker would sell a street-legal, 840-horsepower coupe. But Dodge does just that and the car is appropriately called the Demon. As is often the case though, tuning shops love taking already insane things and making them truly crazy. Case in point, Hennessey Performance Engineering now has a Demon making 1,013 horsepower—at the rear wheels. The car is called the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon HPE1200. That 1200 bit refers to the power generated at the crank. Most of the increased output is achieved by...

  • 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...

  • Hennessey Venom F5, 2017 SEMA show
    Hennessey will reveal fresh details on Venom F5 hypercar during Monterey Car Week

    Hennessey is developing a successor to its Venom GT which bowed out of production last year. The new model is called the Venom F5, with the F5 in the name a reference to tornado speed classification. F5 tornado speeds range from 260 to 318 mph, so you get an idea of the type of performance...

  • 2019 Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Mustang
    Hennessey's 10,000th car is an 808-horsepower Ford Mustang

    The folks at Hennessey Performance Engineering based in Sealy, Texas have been building fast cars since 1991. They've now unveiled their 10,000th build: the 2019 Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Mustang. It features Hennessey's HPE800 upgrade designed for the current Mustang GT, but this special...

  • 2018 Hennessey HPE1000 Cadillac CTS-V
    Hennessey's 1,000-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V hits the track and dyno

    Cadillac's brute in a suit, the CTS-V, has been a regular at Hennessey's gym and now it's bristling with with 1,000 horsepower and 966 pound-feet of torque. The standard CTS-V is certainly no slouch with its 640 hp, but Hennessey's HPE1000 version is simply an insane-o beast of a sedan. Just listen...

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