John Hennessey Tests 2015 Mustang GT HPE700: Video
You just know a video is gonna be good when it starts with John Hennessey doing a burnout. Part of the reason is that whatever machine Hennessey happens to be using for said burnout is sure to be absolutely wicked. The other part? Burnouts are badass. Simple enough?
In case you were unaware, the 2015 Mustang GT HPE700 is Hennessey Performance’s take on what the new Mustang should have been from the factory. The world-famous tuner from Texas threw on all kinds of go-fast goodies (hit “Continue Reading” for the details) to give the highly celebrated Hellcats a run for their money. By all accounts and purposes, it looks like he pulled it off. Dynos don’t lie, and in the man’s own words: “Lighter car, more horsepower – equals faster.”
Indeed. The video showcases Hennessey blasting up and down the shop’s neighboring Lonestar Motorsports Park, getting on the throttle at every straight with one elbow perched on the window. Although the exhaust is blaring, the supercharger is whining and the rear tires are scrambling for traction, Hennessey nonchalantly rambles off a few stats and gives a bit of background on the car’s development.
I guess after you’ve made the fastest production car in the world, a 700-horsepower Mustang is just another day at the office.
Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 Mustang GT HPE700.
Essentially, what we have here is supercar performance with a galloping horse badge. The 5.0-liter “Coyote” V-8 gets a roots-style blower, throttle body upgrade, stainless steel exhaust, upgraded fuel system, custom engine management tuning, a few badges, new floor mats, and a whole bunch of carbon-fiber aerodynamics.
With the final bolt in place, output is 717 horsepower and 632 pound-feet of torque. On street tires, that’s good enough for a 0-to-60 of 3.6 seconds and a quarter mile pass of 11.2 seconds at 131 mph. With drag radials, you’re looking at 10s all day.
The best part? You can get it all for just $60,000.
Read our full review here.