Hennessey HPE800 - 808bhp supercharged Mustang goes on sale

New model, based on the Shelby GT350, sprints to 60mph in 3.3sec

Hennessey has revealed its latest, blindingly fast version of the Ford Mustang, in the form of the HPE800.

Based on the Shelby GT350 variant of the Mustang, the Texas-based tuner - best known for its top-speed record duels with Bugatti - has lifted the standard GT350's 526bhp output to a thundering 808bhp.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

Torque has also risen, from 429lb ft to 657lb ft. The gains come courtesy of a supercharger system for the 5.2-litre flat-plane crank V8, along with 11.0:1 compression forged aluminium pistons, forged steel connecting rods, a carbonfibre high-flow induction system, upgraded fuelling and ECU changes.

The results of the extra horsepower are a 0-60mph sprint of 3.3 seconds - just a tenth shy of the time originally recorded by the McLaren F1 supercar - and a quarter-mile time of 10.8 seconds at 133mph.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Other changes in the HPE800 package include Hennessey and HPE800 exterior badging, Hennessey-branded floor mats and embroidered head restraints, numbered plaques on both the engine and dashboard, and a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.

The rest of the car is as it left the Ford factory, including the famous Shelby stripes - though Hennessey can of course supply a range of other components to give the car an even more aggressive look.

Hennessey will build only 50 units of the 808bhp car - though given the company's mission, we'd be surprised if an even more powerful Mustang didn't arrive at some point in the future.



Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Mach 1 spied again; still isn't coming to the UK

4 Jun 2020
Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 is an all-electric dragster 

23 Apr 2020
Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Mach-E makes UK debut

14 Feb 2020
Ford Mustang

1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 given 986bhp twin-turbocharged V8

13 Feb 2020

Most Popular

used cars

Cheap fast cars 2020 – the best budget performance cars on the market

The cheap fast car is a wonderful thing, if you buy right and do your research. These are our favourites from £1000 to £10,000
4 Jun 2020

The best four-cylinder engines ever

We've gathered a selection of our very favourite four-pots ever produced
27 May 2020
Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley’s 6.75-litre V8 engine is no more: we pay homage with a classic road trip

After 61 years of service, the end has come for Bentley’s 6.75-litre V8. To mark the occasion, we take one on a road trip from London to Geneva
3 Jun 2020

C8 Chevrolet Corvette UK prices and specifications revealed

Chevrolet’s new mid-engined C8 Corvette is an American supercar for less
3 Jun 2020