Video: Ferrari 458 Italia Spider HPE700 By Hennessey Dyno Testing And Driving Shots
Hennessey Perfromance’s most recent projects included power updates for the 2014 Corvette Stingray and 2014 Chevrolet SS. If you’ve been with us the past couple of months, you may also know that its Lotus Exige-based Venom GT is the world’s fastest production car, albeit an unofficial record, at 270.49 miles per hour.
But these aren’t the only vehicle Hennessey has meddled with in its Texas workshop lately. The company has added its familiar HPE700 package to a couple of European sports cars, such as the recently-discontinued McLaren MP4-12C and the Ferrari 458 Spider, as well.
Tuning an already fast Ferrari 458 might sound insane to some, but nothing’s too extreme for the folks over at Hennessey, who have added a pair of ball bearing turbochargers in order to increase output up to a neck-breaking 738 horses and 532 pound-feet of torque.
The twin-turbo Ferrari was also enhanced with a new fuel system, a stainless steel exhaust system, among other goodies, while being fitted with the HPE Engine Management Calibration for optimized performance.
These updates enables the Texas-tweaked 458 Spider to launch from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.8 seconds and complete the quarter mile in 10.5 seconds at 137 miles per hour.