Hennessey, why ya gotta be so mean? Celebrating 25 years of its performance tuning business, Hennessey has unveiled the 25th Anniversary HPE800 Ford Mustang. By the time you rattle off that beast of a name, it has already accelerated to 60.
Limited to 25 cars, each anniversary edition is fitted with a 2.9L supercharger atop the stock 5.0L V8. Yes, you need to opt for a radar detector. You can’t have a car that hits a top speed of 208 mph and not test it out. It’s human nature.
Its 0-60 time hits a mind-numbing 3.1 seconds. Hennessey is quick to disclaimer the time is based on perfect track conditions paired with a professional driver. In addition to the gaudy horsepower numbers, the HPE800 is set apart from other models with a carbon fiber induction system and an axle-back exhaust.
Anniversary badging on both the exterior and interior round out the monster that is designed to hunt Hellcats. If the 808hp wasn’t enough, Hennessey pushed the visual envelope as well. A new body kit features a head-turning front splitter, side skirts, and a trunk-mounted spoiler.
When brakes are called for, Hennessey opted for Brembo 15-inch brakes to bring you to a stop in a hurry. Customers have the option to choose between a hardtop or a convertible, and it’s your pick of an automatic or manual transmission.
Price? You might want to start playing the Powerball. $99,500 each and only 25 will be produced. And if it helps convince you a near six-figure sports car is a solid purchase, it does come with a three-year / 36,000-mile limited warranty.
See? It does have practicality…
Let’s just convince ourselves and start dreaming.