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Hennessey To Boost 2019 Corvette ZR1 To 1200 HP 11
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chevrolet, Corvette, Hennessey, Reports, tuning on 12 11th, 2017

Although most of us are still trying to wrap our heads around the insane 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Hennessey Performance has announced three upcoming packages for the supercar, one of which promises to deliver 1,200 hp.

The entry-level kit, dubbed the HPE850 upgrade, will see the LT5 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine equipped with a lower pulley upgrade, high flow cylinder heads, upgraded valve springs, intakes and exhaust valves, new air induction system, stainless steel heads, stainless steel midpipes, custom camshafts, and high-flow catalytic converters.

With these mechanical upgrades working alongside software tweaks, the upgrade will lift power from 750 hp to 850 hp, resulting in a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time of roughly 2.6 seconds and a 10.3 second quarter mile at 136 mph.

Next in the range will be the HPE1000 package. Utilizing many similar upgrades to the HPE850 package but some add-ons, including a new supercharger and intercooler, the car should reach 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, run the quarter mile in 9.7 seconds at 147 mph and exceed 220 mph, all thanks to 1000 hp and 966 lb-ft of torque.

Last but not least will be the HPE1200. Pumping out 1200 hp at 6,400 rpm and 1066 lb-ft of torque, it’ll achieve 0-60 mph in 2.2 seconds, the quarter mile in 9.2 seconds and potentially reach more than 230 mph.

No pricing details have been announced but Hennessey says it will offer 2-year, 24,000-mile warranties for the HPE850 and HPE1000 packages and a 1 year, 12-mile warranty for the HPE1200.


Hennessey Delivers An Insane 1,000HP Camaro ZL1 Exorcist 5
Posted by Brad Anderson in Camaro, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Videos, Hennessey, tuning, video on 12 5th, 2017

Not one to shy away from a challenge, John Hennessey decided to create a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1-based rival to the Dodge Challenger Demon before the Demon was even released.

Aptly named ‘The Exorcist’, the Camaro upgrade package sees power from the LT4 supercharged V8 rise from 650 hp to 1,000 hp at 6,400 rpm and 966 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. What does all of this grunt look like?

Well, Hennessey recently delivered one of the first The Exorcist models with the help of former GM engineer John Heinricy and the clip below perfectly depicts how insane this car is.

Whereas Dodge focused solely on making the Demon as fast as possible on a drag strip, Hennessey’s ZL1 is just as capable through corners as it is in a straight line. Pit The Exorcist against a Demon around a racetrack and it’s obvious that the tuner car would win easily.


Can Hennessey Venom F5 Hit 300 MPH? Math Says Yes 4
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Hennessey, Hennessey Venom F5, video on 12 4th, 2017

Last month, Hennessey launched the Venom F5, a car that promises to hit speeds in excess of 300 mph (482 km/h), thus claiming the title of fastest road car in the world.

In order to get there, it employs a new twin turbocharged V8 engine, good for 1,600 HP. The car is also much lighter than hypercars such as the Bugatti Chiron, with a curb weight of just 2,950 lbs (1,338 kg).

Earlier this year, the Engineering Explained YouTube channel came out with a video explaining why production cars have yet to hit 300 mph. Simply put, they didn’t have enough power to overcome aerodynamic drag, rolling resistance and cooling drag.

According to some very intricate calculations, a hypercar like the Veyron would require roughly 1,800 HP in order to hit the mark, whereas the lighter Venom F5 could actually do it with less than what its powertrain is currently putting down.

While we’re not going to walk you through the entire video, we should say that Hennessey did a heck of a job with the F5’s drag coefficient and power-to-weight ratio. Now let’s just hope it’s got sufficient cooling and good enough tires to get the job done, because we desperately want to see it get up to those speeds.


Hennessey Reveals Carbon Fiber Interior Of Venom F5 21
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hennessey, Hennessey Venom F5, Reports, tuning on 11 21st, 2017

Shortly after Hennessey premiered the Venom F5 at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the Texas tuner has released the first images of the hypercar’s interior.

Like a recent teaser image indicated, the cabin of the Venom F5 is dominated by carbon fiber and looks to be a serious improvement over the Venom GT in terms of overall quality.

Unsurprisingly, the cabin is quite narrow and consists of two bucket seats which appear to be fixed to the floor. Elsewhere, the Venom F5 includes a narrow, carbon fiber transmission tunnel that runs up to a large touchscreen housing the car’s infotainment features. Elsewhere, we can see a trio of air vents arranged in a similar format to the tailpipes.

Two different steering wheel and gauge clusters will be offered to customers. The first sees the fitment of a carbon wheel with a flat bottom and top. It is then joined by a digital gauge cluster. Alternatively, Hennessey will also offer a steering wheel that houses its very own cluster, somewhat similar to the Aston Martin Valkyrie.

As cool as the interior of the Venom F5 is, it is far from the vehicle’s standout feature. Instead, it is the twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 1,600 hp that promises to make the Venom F5 unlike any car before it, potentially capable of accelerating to over 300 mph (482 km/h).


John Hennessey Drives The VelociRaptor 6×6, Says It Feels Like A Military Vehicle 13
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford F-150, Ford Videos, Hennessey, tuning, video on 11 13th, 2017

Say what you want about Hennessey’s new VelociRaptor 6×6, but you cannot overlook its level of badassery and head-turning ability.

For some select consumers, those attributes alone might be worth the $349,000 that the company command for the truck in the States.

John Hennessey believes that despite its off-road potential, most owners will park it “in front of a fancy restaurant or hotel”, and “that’s okay, because they’ll have something that’s very unique and special”.

Hennessey went for a short spin in a VelociRaptor 6×6, saying that it feels like a military vehicle, with a huge towing ability, and plenty of power thanks to the 600hp 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine. However, this is a very subjective first insight into the six-wheeled 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor crew-cab, as it comes from the company’s founder.

Hennessey admitted that he would gladly take this VelociRaptor 6×6 for an off-road session, but since he was sitting inside an example that was headed to its owner in Florida, he had to restrain himself.

During the short video, Hennessey said that besides the initial batch of 50 units, all of them made for the US market, they will build 50 more, for the rest of the world, so if you’re looking to splurge on your very own example, then you should make a deposit very soon.


John Hennessey Says He’s Motivated By Koenigsegg’s Speed Record 13
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hennessey, Hennessey Venom F5, Koenigsegg, Record on 11 13th, 2017

Shortly after Koenigsegg smashed the top speed record for a production car, John Hennessey said the Swedish firm’s achievement has motivated him to reclaim the record with the Venom F5.

Speaking with Top Gear, Hennessey stated he was initially skeptical after hearing about Koenigsegg’s record average speed.

“My first thought was ‘did they run both directions?’, because that’s a question everybody asks us. Then I wondered if they’d brought proper Racelogic VBOX equipment to validate the data. I later heard that they did. So once I saw the official news come out on Instagram and then YouTube, I looked at it and I thought they did it right. And fair play to them,” he said.

“I’m not worried about it [Koenigsegg’s speed], I’m excited and motivated. I’ve been waiting almost four years for somebody to better the record. And once you have more players that are playing in the top speed game, then you have more relevance.”

As development of the new Venom F5 is only in its early stages, the Texas tuner isn’t yet in a position to challenge the 277.8 mph two-way average set by the Agera RS. Instead, Hennessey said he will let Bugatti and Koenigsegg fight each other for the title of world’s fastest production car for a while.

“It all puts pressure on Bugatti, to step up and deliver the number that everybody expects them to do. Then we’ll let those guys duke it out for a little while, then, once we figure out which one of those guys [Koenigsegg and Bugatti] is going the fastest, then we’ll take the F5 out and lay down a number.”

On paper, the Venom F5 has the potential to rival both the 1,360 hp Agera RS and 1,500 hp Chiron. Powering the new American hypercar is a twin-turbo V8 with 1,600 hp. When combined with a curb weight of just 2,950 lbs (1,338 kg), the car will apparently hit 186 mph (300 km/h) in under 10 seconds and potentially, reach 300 mph (482 km/h).


Hennessey’s New VelociRaptor Shows The Earth Who’s Boss 9
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford F-150, Ford Videos, Hennessey, Trucks, tuning, video on 11 9th, 2017

While Hennessey’s new six-wheeled VelociRaptor has stolen the headlines in recent weeks, the tuning company’s ‘regular’ four-wheel VelociRaptor 600 Twin Turbo is still a potent bit of kit.

In order to show off the performance capabilities of the modified Ford F-150 Raptor, Hennessey has dropped a clip of the car ripping up the dirt near its facilities in Texas.

Admittedly, the ‘off-roading’ depicted in the video isn’t much more than some bumpy grass, so we don’t get a chance to see what the truck is really capable of.

Nevertheless, it does perfectly capture growl emitted from the twin-turbo V6 engine, overhauled to produce 600 hp at 6,000 rpm and 622 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm.


Hennessey Venom F5 Makes First Video Appearance To The Tune Of Aerosmith 2
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Hennessey, Hennessey Venom F5, new cars, SEMA show, video on 11 2nd, 2017

If there's such a thing as being crazy, stupid fast, the new Hennessey Venom F5 certainly qualifies, to the delight of pretty much every petrolhead on Earth.
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Hennessey Unveils 1,600 HP, 301 MPH Venom F5 In Vegas 1
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in featured, Galleries, Hennessey, Hennessey Venom F5, new cars, SEMA show on 11 1st, 2017

Hennessey's all-new hypercar, the Venom F5, was built with just one goal in mind, to be the fastest road car in the world. With a top speed in excess of 300 mph (482 km/h), all we can say is they've done it!
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Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 Is America’s Answer To Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6 31
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford F-150, Hennessey, new cars, prices, SEMA, tuning on 10 31st, 2017

Hennessey has turned the 2018 Ford Raptor into a six-wheeled beast, for the 2017 SEMA Show, but unlike most vehicles presented in Las Vegas these days, it will actually be put into production.
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Hennessey Teases Venom F5 One Last Time Ahead Of Wednesday’s Unveiling 31
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Hennessey, Hennessey Venom F5, SEMA show on 10 31st, 2017

Powered by a twin-turbo V8 with close to 1,500 HP, the Hennessey Venom F5 has (in theory, at least) the Bugatti Chiron's performance credentials right in its sights.
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Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 Headed For A SEMA Debut 26
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, Ford F-150, Hennessey, SEMA show, tuning on 10 26th, 2017

Following a preview last year, Hennessey Performance has announced plans to unveil the VelociRaptor 6×6 at the SEMA Show.
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Hennessey Teases The Venom F5’s Carbon-Clad Interior 24
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hennessey, Hennessey Venom F5, Reports on 10 24th, 2017

Hennessey has just released a new teaser image of the Venom F5, revealing part of the hypercar’s interior.
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Hennessey Confirms Chiron-Challenging Venom F5 Debut At SEMA On November 1 19
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Hennessey, Hennessey Venom F5, Reports, SEMA, video on 10 19th, 2017

Hennessey Performance will reveal the new Venom F5, a twin-turbo V8 hypercar to challenge the Bugatti Chiron, at SEMA in Las Vegas on November 1.
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Will The Hennessey Venom F5 Do 300 MPH? 19
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hennessey, Reports on 10 19th, 2017

Hennessey Performance has dropped an intriguing teaser image of the Venom F5, perhaps indicating that the hypercar will hit 300 mph (482 km/h).
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