The 2015 Ford Hennessey Mustang has become the first 2015 Mustang to break the 200-mph mark.
The record speed was set at the Continental Tire Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas during the filming of an upcoming episode of Jay Leno’s Garage with the popular celebrity on hand to witness the event. Professional driver Brian Smith was behind the wheel of the 2015 Hennessey Mustang HPE750, taking it to a top speed of 207.9 mph on the 8.5-mile high-speed oval. The record speed was validated with Racelogic’s VBox 3i GPS data logging system, just like the 195-mph top speed that John Hennessey test drove with the company’s HPE700 Mustang in February.
The 2015 Hennessey HPE750 Mustang is features a 2.9-liter supercharger system on the 5.0-liter V8 engine, helping generate 774 hp and 648 lb-ft of torque. According to Hennessey, the sports car is capable of going 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. Other modifications for the HPE750 Mustang include CarbonAero front splitter, side skirts and rear lip spoiler, staggered 19- and 20-inch Hennessey wheels, a stainless steel exhaust system and upgraded Brembo brakes.
Only 500 units will be built for the 2015 model year and each of the HPE750 Mustangs will come with a three-year, 36,000-mile limited warranty.
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