Hennessey is a name that doesn’t ring a bell here, but for more than 30 years it has been synonymous with supersport preparations on the other side of the Atlantic with creations that leave no one indifferent.
his time, the Texas-based company has outdone itself and developed the Hennessey Venom 1200 Mustang GT500. As the name suggests, the car is based on a Mustang Shelby GT500, which is already the most powerful Mustang of all time thanks to a hand-built 5.2-litre supercharged V8 that delivers a massive 760bhp and 847Nm of torque.
Room for improvement
However, this engine still has plenty of room for improvement, which Hennessey Performance engineers have taken advantage of by giving the muscle car’s engine not one, but two ‘tweaks’.
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It has been fitted with larger turbochargers, a more capable air induction system, modified fuel injectors, a recalibrated dual-clutch transmission and carbon fibre wheels, among other minor changes.
The result is supercar-like performance when the car finally leaves Hennessey HQ: 1,204bhp and 1,223Nm of torque that should drop like a gale onto the rear axle, presumably to do any number of stunts that make you feel like Ken Block in one of his gymkhanas.
No performance figures have been given, but we imagine that the top speed will easily exceed 350 km/h and that it could go from 0-60 in around 3.0 seconds or even less, provided it has been fitted with Launch Control (not confirmed).
The most surprising thing for a car that promises supercar performance is the price: the car is based on a Mustang Shelby GT500, which in the US costs 79,420 euros (euros and dollars are on a par at the end of October). And to that, Hennessey’s tuning, which adds over 400bhp, is an extra 59,950 euros (not including the red, white and black 1966 Ford Mark II GT40 livery you see in the photos, which is optional for an extra 4,950 euros).