Hennessey cranks Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to 1,204 hp for $59,950


The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is essentially the most highly effective manufacturing facility Mustang ever, however that wasn’t sufficient for Texas-based tuner Hennessey Efficiency.

Hennessey’s Venom 1200 Mustang GT500 extracts 1,204 hp and 902 lb-ft of torque from Ford’s 5.2-liter supercharged V-8, up from the inventory 760 hp and 652 lb-ft of torque.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Hennessey Venom 1200

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Hennessey Venom 1200

That energy increase comes courtesy of a brand new 3.8-liter supercharger (changing the inventory 2.6-liter unit), a higher-flow induction setup, and higher-flow gasoline injectors fed by billet gasoline traces. The Venom 1200 additionally wants E85 gasoline to make full energy. A heavy-duty supercharger belt, a heavy-duty tensioner, and an air/oil separation system assist deal with the calls for of this extra adventurous tune.

Energy remains to be despatched to the rear wheels by way of a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, which will get Hennessey-specific calibration.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Hennessey Venom 1200

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Hennessey Venom 1200

Manufacturing is proscribed to 66 models, and the improve is priced at $59,950 on prime of the worth of a donor car. The Mustang loses the Shelby GT500 mannequin for the 2023 mannequin 12 months, the final for the current-generation Mustang, so discovering one may be troublesome at this level. For an additional $4,950, Hennessey will apply a livery impressed by the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona-winning Ford GT40 Mark II (proven within the accompanying photographs).

Hennessey is not the one tuner providing a four-digit energy improve for the GT500. Shelby American unveiled its personal GT500 Code Purple improve in August, boasting 1,300 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque on E85, or 1,000 hp and 780 lb-ft of torque on common pump gasoline, plus a wide-body package and carbon-fiber bits. However Shelby’s model prices $209,995—excluding the price of the donor GT500. Shelby solely plans to construct 30 vehicles, so it is going to at the least be rarer than Hennessey’s GT500 improve.


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