John Hennessey

  • 2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition on the dyno

    Texas tuner John Hennessey created the 1,000 horsepower Exorcist and a 605-hp VelociRaptor 6x6 pickup truck, but there's a line even he won't cross. It's the Ford GT. Hennessey told Motor Authority in his "qualified opinion" a V-8 engine simply won't fit in the current Ford GT supercar. Hennessey owns a 2018 GT, so it's not as if he hasn't popped the engine cover behind the passenger compartment with a tape measure in hand. It's a car that is "near and dear to my heart," he said. From a visual standpoint and the driving experience Hennessey said the new GT checks all the right boxes, but if...

  • 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...

  • 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 drove its Ford GT up to 180 mph
    Watch how quickly a Ford GT gets to 180 mph

    Using the YouTube status bar as a timing system isn't exactly a concise tool. But it's all we have to go on in this video of John Hennessey driving his 2018 Ford GT from a dead stop to 180 mph. Also, we assume that's Hennessey only because we're not sure we'd let someone else do that in our own...

  • Hennessey Venom F5
    Hennessey believes being the fastest really matters

    John Hennessey, founder of Hennessey Performance Engineering, says being the fastest really matters. It's a goal he aims to achieve with the Hennessey Venom F5 supercar. Speaking to Autocar in a report published on Monday, Hennessey said the "fast is best" ethos comes from the company's customer...

  • Hennessey shows how a new Ford GT gets delivered
    John Hennessey shows how a new Ford GT is delivered

    The purchase and ultimate delivery process that comes along with a supercar is a bit different than what you might experience when you buy the family sedan or truckster. Those vehicles are fine, but they don't deserve pomp and circumstance. A machine like the 2018 Ford GT, however, does. John...

  • Hennessey The Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

    The term "muscle car" doesn't begin to describe what the Chevrolet Exorcist Camaro ZL1 is capable of. With 1,000 horsepower—959 hp at the rear wheels—the Exorcist Camaro should even give the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon a run for its money. So, how can you buy one? John Hennessey of Hennessey Performance Engineering is here to tell us just that. Rather than simply talking about the order process, Hennessey decided to discuss it during a test drive of the first production Exorcist Camaro ZL1. Foremost, if an interested buyer already owns a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, it's simple...

  • Ford GT Order Kit
    Watch the unboxing of a Ford GT Order Kit, courtesy of John Hennessey

    Thousands applied, but ultimately, only 500 individuals have so far been selected to have a Ford GT built. (A second round of applications will be announced at a later date, though.) Once chosen, each and every soon-to-be owner gets a Ford GT Order Kit to help decide how to outfit their car. John...

  • Hennessey Venom GT breaks world speed record
    Hennessey’s Emotional Journey To Break The World Speed Record With The Venom GT: Video

    The Venom GT is Hennessey’s completely over the top hypercar take on the Lotus Elise’s platform. Extensive customization, monstrous horsepower, and more than a small dose of engineering ingenuity went into its creation, but that was just the beginning. Next, it had to set a world...

  • John Hennessey's daily driver, a 300 hp Ford Focus HPE 300 - image: HPE
    Hennessey’s Hot Hatch: The Ford Focus ST HPE 300 - Video

    As head of Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE), tuning legend John Hennessey has some impressive cars to choose from as his daily driver. While the world-record-setting Venom GT may be a bit extreme for commuting, we can certainly see the attraction of a 1,000 horsepower Cadillac CTS-V as a...

  • 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish
    2014 Chevy Corvette Spy Shots, Aston Martin Vanquish, Ferrari F70 Engine: Top Photos Of The Week

    This week was full of spy shots, teaser images, supercar reveals, even first driving impressions. With all of this came some some pretty awesome photos, and once again we've compiled the best of this week's photos in one place for your viewing pleasure. Hennessey revived the Venom 1000 package...

  • Jay Leno inspects the 2011 Hennessey HPE600 Camaro Convertible
    2011 Hennessey HPE600 Camaro Convertible Hits Up Jay Leno’s Garage: Video

    Neither John Hennessey nor Jay Leno needs an introduction here at MotorAuthority so we’ll just cut straight to the chase. The two automotive industry minor celebs have come together for the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage which showcases the 2011 Hennessey HPE600 Camaro Convertible...

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