Tag Archives: John Hennessey

Hennessey: 0-60 irrelevant, Bugatti sandbaggin’

Hennessey Performance Engineering in Texas is focused on building speed machines, and its latest goal is hitting the 300-mph mark with the F5 Venom, then flying past it. With such otherworldly numbers on his mind, company founder and CEO John Hennessey said 0-60 mph times are basically irrelevant. "How many cars, most of them electric, can go 0-60 in under...

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Hennessey F5 Venom: Forget 300 mph, aiming for 311 mph; challengers welcome

The race to 300 mph is officially on. Hennessey Performance Engineering plans to begin testing an F5 Venom prototype in 2019, and hopes to run high-speed validation testing by the end of 2019. The 300-mph mark isn't the goal; it's just the first step. In an interview with Motor Authority, company founder and CEO John Hennessey said, "We believe our car is...

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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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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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John Hennessey explains how to order an Exorcist Camaro ZL1

The term "muscle car" doesn't begin to describe what the Chevrolet Exorcist Camaro ZL1 is capable of. With 1,000 horsepower—959 hp at the rear wheels—the Exorcist Camaro should even give the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon a run for its money. So, how can you buy one? John Hennessey of...

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John Hennessey tests his HPE850 Dodge Challenger Hellcat

Did you buy a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat? Good for you! That means you have an entertaining 707-horsepower mean machine parked in your driveway. A question though, if we may. Do you ever wish you had more horsepower on tap?As you might expect, Hennessey Performance has a power package for you...

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