Earlier this year we learned Dodge was readying up a 707 horsepower Challenger Hell Cat, which to be fair, is an extremely powerful muscle car. However, Ford and the Hennessey Racing team thought they could one-up them, or better yet, ten-up them, by introducing a 717 horsepower 2015 Mustang. Meet the team behind the new upgraded pony car and how they did it.
The Hennessey Team
Hennessey Performance is a Texas based tuning shop that specializes in making fast cars, well, faster. Over the last two decades, Hennessey has modified cars from all manufacturers including Ferraris, McLarens, Lamborghinis and of course, Fords. The shop uses a 37,000 square foot facility to turn 450 horsepower sports cars into 1200 horsepower speed demons. So naturally, after seeing the upgrades in the Challenger Hell Cat, Ford Mustang fans demanded a formidable competitor.
2015 Mustang Performance Upgrades
It all starts with a 2015 Ford Mustang GT, which comes standard with a massive 5.0 V8 engine and outputs 435 horsepower. Crucial to the power boost is a 2.9 liter supercharger and an upgraded exhaust system, which allow for a mind-blowing 632 pounds of torque. Top it off with updated injectors, a new fuel pump and and HPE air induction system for cooling, and you have yourself an HPE700 Mustang. A fully upgraded Hennessey Mustang can dash from 0 to 60 in only 3.6 seconds and reach 131 mph in a quarter mile in only 11.2 seconds.
Hennessey will be producing only 500 units and each one includes badging, serial numbers and other appearance upgrades. Ford Mustang customers can also choose to update to Hennessey wheels and carbon fiber side sills and spoilers.
The Mustang Brand Superiority
It is increasingly important for the Mustang brand to stay relevant and powerful, as it is Ford’s flagship vehicle. With this new model, Mustang once again claims its superiority both in performance and looks, offering Ford customers an incredible line-up with the V6 Fastback, to the 2.3 EcoBoost, the V8 GT and now the 717 horsepower Hennessey. The 2015 Ford Mustang will be available by the end of the year at Lamarque Ford, so stop by or visit our website today.
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