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Hennessey Supercharges 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350 to a Hellcat-Trolling 808 HP

If you happen to pass through Texas these days, you’d better be prepared, as we expect the ground to be shaking over there. That is the only effect that can come naturally after the week Hennessey Performance is having.
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Not only has the tuner sparked a debate on whether the 2016 Camaro SS is more powerful than the C7 ‘Vette it inherited its LT4 from, but the company has now revealed its Shelby GT350 project.

You don’t need to follow the Lone Star State aftermarket scene to know that, when a package is called HPE800, this means the car it is applied to delivers 800 ponies. In fact, we’re talking about a bit more than that here - perhaps in a Hellcat-trolling move, Hennessey’s HPE800 upgrade for the 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R delivers 808 hp.

Thanks to the rev-tastic nature of the Voodoo flat-plane, that power comes at a whopping 7,800 rpm. As for the maximum twist, this jumps from 429 lb-ft (582 Nm) to 657 lb-ft of torque (891 Nm), which is slightly above the supercharged 6.2-liter Mopar machine.

The GT350’s 5.2-liter V8 was gifted with a 2.9-liter supercharger, which, as you can see in the image gallery above, seems to fit perfectly into the standard engine bay. The list of goodies also includes forged pistons and connecting rods, a carbon fiber high-flow induction manifold, as well as other supporting mods.

In Hennessey’s typical style, the whipped ’Stang only comes with ultra-discreet visual changes, so we can probably call this one a sleeper.

If you’ve already started making room for one of these in your garage, there are two things you should know. First of all, the tuner will only build 50 of these for the 2016 model year. Secondly, they’re talking about 3-4 months of build time, but that means things will be ready just in time for the cold-sensible states to return to racing weather.

Sadly, the dyno video below features the standard Shelby GT350, but we can’t complain too much with such a soundtrack.

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