What is the Fastest Car in the World?

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What is the Fastest Car in the World?
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Everyone loves a good superlative. Whether something’s the biggest, tallest, longest or strongest, words ending in “-est” connote superiority and inspire awe. Of course in the world of automobiles it seems like everyone wants to be the “fastest.” Continue Reading...

Hennessey Venom GT Gets Convertible Version

Hennessey Venom GT Gets Convertible Version
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The Hennessey Venom GT will get even cooler in 2013 with the option to go topless. The 1200 horsepower ultra-exclusive sports car will sell for a cool $1.1 million, $150,000 more than the coupe version. Even if you have the cash to swing one of these, you probably won’t be able to get one. Hennessey… Continue Reading...

Hennessey Viper Owned By F1 Champion Jacques Villeneuve For Sale

Hennessey Viper Owned By F1 Champion Jacques Villeneuve For Sale
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Back in 1997, Germany’s Michael Schumacher was the man to beat in Formula 1. At the last race of the season, he was in a title battle with Canadian Jacques Villeneuve. The winner of the race would take the driver’s championship. Villeneuve in his Williams-Renault was on pole, but Schumacher’s Ferrari got the better start… Continue Reading...

Hennessey Builds 1000-hp Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Hennessey Builds 1000-hp Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
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Hennessey, the famous Texas tuner of Corvettes has just created the Frankenstein of Cadillacs. It’s called the V1000, and the 1000 stands for 1000-hp. The twin-turbo CTS-V Coupe is fitted with a 427 cubic-inch LS V8 featuring upgraded internals like forged low compression pistons, forged steel connecting rods, forged steel crank and ARP main studs and head… Continue Reading...

Hennessey Dodge Ram Packs 505 Horsepower

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Hennessey Dodge Ram Packs 505 Horsepower
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Hennessey Performance is now producing the Ram HPE500 pickup truck, packing a 5.7L Hemi fitted with a TVS2300 Supercharger System and an HPE Air Induction System that is capable of producing 505-hp at 5,400rpm. For comparison, the Ram SRT10 powered by a V10 Viper engine produced 510-hp. The rumble produced by this truck comes from a… Continue Reading...

Hennessey Venom GT For Sale; Asking Price $1.3-Million

Hennessey Venom GT For Sale; Asking Price $1.3-Million
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The Hennessey Venom GT is easily one of the craziest street-legal cars ever produced. It is based on the underpinnings of the lightweight Lotus Exige, but then beefed up in every conceivable way. Instead of the Exige’s supercharged four-cylinder motor, the Venom GT has a twin-turbo charged LS9, displacing 6.2-liters and producing a barely believable… Continue Reading...

Hennessey Venom GT to Debut at the 2010 SEMA Show

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Now if you were just begging for a reason to head over to Las Vegas next week for the SEMA Show, and just really couldn’t find yourself one, we understand. Maybe modified versions of the Honda CR-Z, Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustangs and Hyundai Equus, are just not your thing. If you’re going to have to… Continue Reading...

Hennessey to Build Supercharged Ford Raptor-Based SUV With Optional Armor Package

Hennessey to Build Supercharged Ford Raptor-Based SUV With Optional Armor Package
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We’re probably missing something here, but clearly there’s a higher demand for armored vehicles than we ever thought. First was the Jaguar XJ Sentinel, that we just had to poke a little bit of fun at, and now Hennessey has gotten their hands dirty by armor-plating their modified Raptor and even adding the APV designation… Continue Reading...

First Production Hennessey Venom GT Delivered (Photos Galore!)

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First Production Hennessey Venom GT Delivered (Photos Galore!)
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Ladies and gentlemen, your Veyron-killer is here. Today marks the delivery date of the first production Lotus Elise-based, ZR-1 powered supercar known as the Hennessey Venom GT. While several engine configurations are available, including 725-hp and 1000-hp versions, chassis #01 packs the full 1200-hp punch. All that twin turbocharged madness has only 2,800 pounds to… Continue Reading...

Wretched Excess: Hennessey HPE1000 Combines Camaro Styling, 1,000 Horsepower

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Wretched Excess: Hennessey HPE1000 Combines Camaro Styling, 1,000 Horsepower
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If you want the performance of a Bugatti Veyron in an all-American package (that’s one tenth the price), look no further than Hennessey Performance Engineering’s HPE1000, a $65,000 upgrade for the Chevrolet Camaro SS. The stock 6.2L LS3 engine is discarded in favor of a 7.0L LSX variant, and a complete twin-turbocharger system is installed…. Continue Reading...

Hennessey Tuning Porsche Panamera, Looking for Big Power [with video]

Hennessey Tuning Porsche Panamera, Looking for Big Power [with video]
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For the most part Hennessey is known for their tuning prowess on American vehicles but they have dabbled on plenty of luxury European cars from the Mercedes-Benz SL65 to Audi’s R8 and even Lamborghinis. But now the power-hungry experts at Hennessey have turned their attention to Porsche‘s Panamera. Starting with a Porsche Panamera Turbo, Hennessey… Continue Reading...

Exclusive: John Hennessey Reveals Venom TT Chassis, Powertrain Details

Exclusive: John Hennessey Reveals Venom TT Chassis, Powertrain Details
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Initially thought to be a far-fetched fantasy, Hennessey Performance Engineering has announced that it will debut its Venom GT supercar at the Geneva Auto Show next year and AutoGuide has learned some important chassis and powertrain info about the vehicle. In a chat with company founder and CEO John Hennessy at the SEMA Show last… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Hennessey HPE700 is a Camaro, ZR1 Love Child

SEMA 2009: Hennessey HPE700 is a Camaro, ZR1 Love Child
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One of just two vehicles worthy to flank the Mobil 1 booth at the 2009 SEMA Show is the Hennessey HPE700 LS9 Camaro. As the name suggests, under the hood there’s a supercharged LS9 motor lifted from a Corvete ZR1. The easy-to-remember HPE700 name isn’t entirely accurate, however, as the engine has been tuned somewhat… Continue Reading...

Report: Viper Tuner Hennessey Planning 500hp Genesis Coupe for SEMA

Report: Viper Tuner Hennessey Planning 500hp Genesis Coupe for SEMA
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How’s this for a school assignment: take a 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, construct a twin-turbocharger system to make it pump out 500hp and present your work at SEMA. That’s the task facing students at John Hennessey’s Tuner School. Best known for his work with Dodge Vipers, Hennessey has assigned students at the State of Texas-accredited… Continue Reading...

Report: Hennessey to Debut Venom GT Supercar at Geneva Auto Show

Report: Hennessey to Debut Venom GT Supercar at Geneva Auto Show
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We had all but relegated Hennessey’s Venom GT supercar to the concept car history books but it appears as though the 1,200hp monster is anything but a piece of fiction. Hennessey Performance Engineering, known best for tuning Dodge Vipers, has announced that it will build the car and unveil it at the Geneva Auto Show… Continue Reading...