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Watch how quickly a Ford GT gets to 180 mph

Using the YouTube status bar as a timing system isn't exactly a concise tool. But it's all we have to go on in this video of John Hennessey driving his 2018 Ford GT from a dead stop to 180 mph. Also, we assume that's Hennessey only because we're not sure we'd let someone else do that in our own Ford GT. Whomever is piloting this bone-stock Ford supercar...

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Hennessey believes being the fastest really matters

John Hennessey, founder of Hennessey Performance Engineering, says being the fastest really matters. It's a goal he aims to achieve with the Hennessey Venom F5 supercar. Speaking to Autocar in a report published on Monday, Hennessey said the "fast is best" ethos comes from the company's customer base—HPE has a reputation for building vehicles with...

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Hennessey’s 1,000-HP Jeep Grand Cherokee Trachkawk does 0-60 in 2.7 seconds

Texan tuner Hennessey has been cooking up serious power for the already seriously powerful 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Out of the box, the super Jeep pounds the pavement with 707 horsepower. Hennessey's HPE1000 version? This one reportedly cranks out over 1,000 horsepower at the crank. Enough oomph to get the big pig rig moving from a standstill up...

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Hennessey Demon runs the quarter mile in 9.38 seconds

Hennessey once looked to exorcise the Demon with the Exorcist based on the Camaro ZL1, but now the Texas tuner is embracing the Demon. The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been receiving attention from Hennessey's wrenches, and now the company is ready to offer its HPE1000 package to Demon owners. To prove how fast the car can run down the dragstrip...

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Watch a Cadillac Escalade smoke a Camaro ZL1 1LE

Of course, Hennessey Performance Engineering tuned a Cadillac Escalade. But, not only has HPE tuned and modified the giant luxury SUV, the company has turned it into a drag strip slayer. To exemplify HPE's work, the company lined up its 805-horsepower Escalade next to a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, which pushes 650 horsepower. Keep in mind, the Escalade...

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John Hennessey shows how a new Ford GT is delivered

The purchase and ultimate delivery process that comes along with a supercar is a bit different than what you might experience when you buy the family sedan or truckster. Those vehicles are fine, but they don't deserve pomp and circumstance. A machine like the 2018 Ford GT, however, does. John Hennessey just took delivery of a new Ford GT, and he had his...

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Lincoln Navigator gets boost from Hennessey, but still no V-8

Lincoln's Navigator impresses with its luxury and presence, but with a curb weight approaching 6,000 pounds the big SUV could definitely do with some added performance. Sure, the stock 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 is perfectly adequate with its 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, but extra grunt is certainly welcome. And ever willing to provide...

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Hennessey’s Exorcist Camaro is quicker in the 1/4 mile than the Dodge Demon

You can bet Hennessey Performance Engineering had one figure in mind when developing the Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: the Dodge Challenger Demon's 9.65-second quarter-mile time. And it's not a surprise HPE was able to top the 9.65-second time with a 9.57-second quarter-mile run. Hennessey released video evidence of the run in a YouTube video, which shows...

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Hennessey Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 tops out at 217 MPH

Hennessey Performance Engineering revealed the 1,000-horsepower Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 last April, and since then the car's become an assailing answer to Dodge's Challenger Demon, even if it's not an OEM package. We know 959 of its 1,000 horsepower actually makes its way to the rear wheels, but we still never learned just how fast it will go in a...

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