Is a Hennessey Venom 775 Faster Than a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500?
Evidently so, despite the GT350’s 0-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds!by Sidd Dhimaan, on
Hennessey recently launched its latest recreation of the Ford F-150 called the Hennessey Venom 775. The truck has received a massive makeover, especially under the hood, and looks like Bruce Banner being exposed to Gamma rays. The truck is mighty quick and looks like a monster with the lift job and massive tires. To prove that the truck has more to it than its looks, the folks at Hennessey decided to pit it against a stock Mustang GT350. The GT350 is not an ordinary car, but can the Venom 775 beat it in a drag race?
How Do They Spec Against Each Other?
Let’s put out the specs of both the vehicles first. The Mustang GT350 comes with a 5.2-liter, naturally-aspirated V-8 engine that churns out 526 horses and 429 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
The Venom 775 F-150, on the other hand, is powered by Ford’s 5.0-liter, V-8 Coyote engine. It is mated to a 2.9-liter Supercharger system and has 775 horses on offer.
The truck is upgraded with new injectors and fuel system, and is also equipped with a stainless steel cat-back exhaust system.
This Was A Quash Match
In the first race, the Hennessey truck zoomed off the line and absolutely smoked the GT350. It looks like it was launched in four-wheel-drive mode since the wheels didn’t spin at all. Yes, the Venom 775 is quick and fast, but the GT350 is no slouch either. The driver clearly messed up the launch there.
If you put it in numbers, the GT350 takes 4.1 seconds to hit the 60 mph mark, whereas the Venom 775 takes four seconds.
With the way both the vehicles started, it looked like the Hennessey truck was racing a Nissan Sentra! Even in the second round, the Venom 775 showed no remorse whatsoever to the GT350.
What’s The Venom 775 All About?
We’ve listed the specs under the hood for the Venom 775, but there are a lot of things that come with this package:
- Hennessey Decals and Body Graphics
- Exclusive Hennessey Front and Rear Bumpers
- Optional Hennessey Ram Air Hood
- Blacked-out Grille
- LED Lighting
- 20-inch Fuel Wheels
- 35-inch Toyo Off-Road Tires
- Dual-Tone Leather Seats with White Contrast Stitching
- Suede Inserts Around Cabin
- Serial-Numbered Plaque On The Dash and In The Engine Bay
The Mustang GT350 may have lost cleanly here, but it has to do with the messed up launch and the slow gear shift; perhaps, even the track and tires. But, that said, the Venom 775 F-150 sure is a fantastic machine.
The Mustang GT350 starts at $60,440 whereas the Venom 775 package with all the optional stuff itself costs $69,990 over and above the donor vehicle’s cost. Only 100 packages will be available and it will be sold exclusively through Brown Lee Ford.
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