Hennessey’s Supercharged Shelby GT350 Drag Races Dodge Hellcat Charger
The Hennessey HPE850 package for the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 adds a 3.0-liter supercharger to the pony car’s 5.2-liter V8 for a claimed output of 858 horsepower (640 kilowatts) and 673 pound-feet (913 Newton) -meters) of torque. In this video, the company shows how the tuned vehicle performs compared to a predominantly stock Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
To really highlight what the HPE850 package does, Hennessey starts this video by running a stock GT350R on this Charger SRT Hellcat. The Dodge has very smooth settings, including a different air intake and more sticky tires. With one roll, the Charger demolishes the Mustang on the track.
Then the tuned Ford has its chance. In addition to the supercharger, the HPE850 package for the GT350 includes a new throttle body, fuel injectors, heat exchanger and air intake. Company figures claim that the improved vehicle can reach 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 3.3 seconds. It can cover the quarter mile in 10.8 seconds at 214 km / h.
The Hennessey vendor calls the HPE850 pack a “Hellcat killer”. This video shows why. As soon as both vehicles accelerate, the GT350 takes the lead and never gives up. In addition, the whine of the compressor adds an excellent note to the noise of the Mustang.
One thing that makes the HPE850 special is that customers get a supercharged Mustang with a manual gearbox. By comparison, Ford’s own Shelby GT500 has a forced induction 5.2-liter V8 producing 760 hp (567 kW) and 625 lb-ft (847 Nm) of torque. Plus, buyers can only get the hottest trims from the factory with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.