When it comes to aftermarket performance shops there is a vast array of capabilities that you can find. One of the most renowned and respected shops in the world is Hennessy performance located in Sealy, Texas. The shop was founded in 1991 by John Hennessey. They have been at the forefront of performance car modifications and tuning. Well, they have accomplished another huge build with their 2015 HPE700 Supercharged Mustang.
• 717 bhp @ 7,000 rpm
• 632 lb-ft torque @ 4,400 rpm
• 0-60 mph: 3.6 sec.
• ¼ mile: 11.2 @ 131 mph
HPE700 Supercharged 5.0L V8 Engine Upgrade
• 2.9 Liter Supercharger System
• Upgraded Fuel Injectors
• All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids
• Professional Installation
• HPE Engine Management Calibration
• Dyno Tuning & Road Testing
• CarbonAero Front Splitter
• CarbonAero Side Sills
• CarbonAero Rear Lip Spoiler
The car had extensive 1/4 mile drag strip testing where it was consistently trapping 130mph, but that speed was not enough for John. They decided to take the black beauty to the Continental Tire proving grounds in Uvalde, TX.
The proving grounds provides a perfect test bed for high speed runs. It is an 8.5 mile high speed oval with 1.1mile straightaways.
John Describes the run as “The car pulled very strong and just kept pulling. I hit a pretty nasty bump around 170 mph and kept my foot on the gas. Then I hit the rev limiter at just over 195 mph…”
The speed was officially verified at 195.2mph by the VBox 3I GPS data logger.
This run is a testament to what these pony cars can do with a little attention and high quality parts. Not bad for a turn-key car that costs under $60k. Looking for our High performance boost controllers?