The in-house competition at Chevrolet between the Camaro SS and the Corvette C7 just heated up with a recent dyno test of the SS putting more horsepower down at the rear wheels over its not-so-superior sibling.
When Hennessey got its hands on the previous generation of Cadillac CTS-V, they took the already-brutal 550-horsepower V8, and cranked it up to 1,200 horses. With the new one, the company appears to be playing it safe for the moment. The Hennessey HPE1000 ups the ante from the 2016 CTS-V, with its 640 horsepower, and…
I know what you’re thinking: the Texas-built Hennessey Venom GT is good and all, I guess, but maybe it’s just a little underpowered? Maybe 1,244 horsepower isn’t quite enough to get the job done? It may be the fastest car in the world, but... ehh? Fortunately Hennessey is here with a solution, and that solution is…
The straight at Lime Rock Park is barely a straight at all, meaning that you’re going to have to push hard to get real speed there. An ORECA FLM09 Le Mans Prototype will, for instance, break 150 mph. Watch this Hennessey Venom GT do 155 MPH. Then watch Travis’s face.
The 2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor SUV takes the current Ford F-250 and turns it into an eight-seat ass-hauler with a front bumper like Quagmire’s chin and a supercharger on the 6.2 gasoline V8. It’s the 2015 Ford Excursion we won’t get, plus tons of horsepower.
Are you tired of hauling your glorious state flags of Texas around at a meager 100 or 150 MPH? Of course you are — who wouldn't be? Well, you have reason to be delighted, since the good folks at Hennessey have just run their supercharged HPE700 Mustang at an alarming 195 MPH.
With 665 horsepower and 658 lb-ft of torque, the supercharged Hennessey HPE650 GMC Yukon might be the meanest thing around with seating for seven and a 7,000 pound towing capacity. The obvious question is; can hold its own against Dodge Challenger Hellcat?http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/listen-to-the-...
When you're John Hennessey, what you do is add horsepower to everything. Does anyone need a Yukon that gets to 60 in 4.5 seconds? Nah. But damn we're thankful that it exists.
It's fun to dream, especially when you come up with stuff that is completely unrealistic, untenable, impossible, and just too generally batshit crazy to make in real life. That's what Italy's Lazzarini Design did to the Alfa Romeo 4C — Ferrari power tuned by Hennessey Performance in that gorgeous little sports car.
Have you ever heard of the Vencer Sarthe from the Netherlands? We have, sort of. Apparently, it exists, comes with a Hennessey V8, a six-speed manual and no traction control. The Dutch Noble?
Somehow John Hennessey managed to get hold of a Jaguar F-Type and gave it what it desperately needed: more power.
While some of you will certainly call it sacrilegious, I'm leaning towards perfect here.
We live in a golden age of accessible and insanely overpowered muscle cars. There's the Corvette Z06 making 650 HP, and of course there's the 707 HP SRT Hellcat. But what about those poor bastards who made childhood promises to only drive Fords? Who's thinking of them? John Hennesey is, with his 717 HP Mustang.
Hennessey's HPE650 supercharger kit for GM's 6.2 V8 claims 665 hp @ 5,500 rpm and 658 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm at the crank. Dyno testing says that translates to 545 horsepower at the wheels, but the real story is the boosted engine's glorious wail.