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Hennessey 25th Anniversary Edition HPE800 Ford Mustang is Loud and Proud

Mark Twain once said: “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” This quote can be adapted to the wonderful world of tuning, a realm that’s definitely obsessed with big numbers.
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For what it’s worth, the Hennessey 25th Anniversary Edition HPE800 Ford Mustang is a case in point. As standard, the pony with the Five-Point-Oh delivers 435 HP and 400 lb-ft (542 Nm). However, a gentleman who’s known as John Hennessey wasn’t happy with “enough.” Therefore, the Texas-based tuning company cranked the 5.0-liter V8 all the way to eleven. 804 HP and 648 lb-ft (878 Nm) of torque, to be specific.

Developed “to commemorate 25 years of making fast cars faster,” the peeps at Hennessey Performance Engineering are “pleased to offer a special limited edition 25th anniversary packages for an assortment of vehicles. Our 25th Anniversary Editions offer supercar performance,” as proven by this particular blue-collar pony with a bad attitude: just 3.1 seconds to 60 mph (96 km/h), 10.7 seconds for the quarter mile, and a maximum velocity of 207.9 mph (334.6 km/h).

A lot of work has gone into transforming your typical Ford Mustang GT Fastback into the Hennessey 25th Anniversary Edition HPE800. The mods list is too long to write it all down, but I’m glad to share the highlights: 2.9-liter supercharger, carbon fiber high-flow air intake, axle-back exhaust system, upgraded fuel injectors and pump, Brembo 15-inch brakes at the front, 20-inch lightweight wheels shod in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, KW Variant 3 lowered suspension, and the usual stylistic upgrades from Hennessey.

As it’s always the case with go-faster machines, the performance can be attained only if you feed this monster with 93 octane gasoline. HPE recommends Shell V-Power, but anything goes as long as it’s high-octane jungle juice. Now here’s a price tag for you: $99,500. That’s Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic money!

If you want one, you’d better be quick about it because only 25 will ever be made.

 
 
 
 
 

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