Hennessey reveals HPE700 Ford Mustang

Hennessey loves toying with Mustangs as much as they do Corvettes. So because the 2015 Ford Mustang is all the buzz, Hennessey just couldn’t wait to get their hands on it. And they did.

Meet the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat’s new arch nemesis: the Hennessey HPE700 supercharged Ford Mustang.

It starts off life as a normal 2015 Ford Mustang GT with the Dearborn’s coveted 5.0L Coyote V8. Thanks in part by the addition of a Roots-type supercharger designed to push 7.25 psi through the intake, 0-60 drops to 3.6 seconds for a quarter mile sprint in just 11.2 seconds trapped at 131 mph.

The supercharger is aided by a high-flow throttle body, heavier duty fuel injectors, a high-pressure fuel pump, a stainless steel exhaust system, and Hennessy’s own ECU reprogramming.

The Hennessey isn’t just all go as the show includes lots of carbon fiber additions like a more aggressive front splitter, side skirts, a rear diffuser, and a new rear spoiler. Bespoke 20-inch wheels sit at all four corners with some super sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sport 2 rubbers and enlarged Brembo stoppers.

In the same breathe, Hennessey confirmed to be working on upgrades for the Mustang’s new 2.3L EcoBoost four for an output estimated around 375hp.

For full details, check out the press blast below.

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Texas-tuned HPE700 Mustang has firepower to battle Corvette Z06 & SRT Hellcat

Sealy, Texas- Hellcat and Z06, be very afraid. Because when that 2015 Mustang 5.0L with the Hennessey script on its decklid sidles up next to you at the stoplight, it might very well be packing 717 supercharged horsepower. Dig the spurs in, pilgrim, and she’ll bolt to 60 mph in a scant 3.6 seconds. Keep your foot down, and the pressurized Coyote 5.0-liter 4-cammer will blaze to a white-hot 11.2-second quarter mile at 131 mph. It’s ponycar meets supercar.

“We’re very excited about the 2015 Ford Mustang and so are our performance-minded clients,” said John Hennessey. “Our HPE700 Supercharged upgrade will elevate this Motown Missile’s performance to rival some of the fastest European sports cars. We can’t wait to share our specially tuned Mustang with the world!”

“This thing is uncaged, absolutely nuts,” says Hennessey partner Don Goldman. “We’re thrilled to offer a 2015 Mustang that will outperform some of the fastest cars currently offered, at a lower price point.”

Key to that 717 bhp (and the HPE700’s deep well of torque-632 lb-ft at 4400 rpm) is the Roots-type high-helix supercharger packing 7.25 psi of boost. Helping the Coyote V8 breathe more deeply is a high-flow throttle body and stainless-steel exhaust system. Upgraded injectors and fuel pump help feed the V8, under command of Hennessey’s proprietary engine management calibration.

Just 500 units of the HPE700 will be produced for the 2015 Mustang model year. Pricing starts at $59,500 USD including the base 2015 5.0L Mustang GT. But greater personalization and performance can be had by adding options such as CarbonAero carbon-fiber bodywork (front splitter, side sills, rear diffuser and rear lip spoiler), 20-in. Hennessey H10 wheels shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport 2 tires, and a Brembo brake package with 15.1-in. front rotors. As a package, they give the Mustang improved downforce, cornering and braking to keep pace with the colossal supercharged power.

New 2015 Hennessey Mustangs can be ordered through any of AutoNation’s 37 Ford dealerships across America. A high-performance upgrade for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost-powered Mustang is also under development.

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Power
* 717 bhp @ 6,600 rpm
* 632 lb-ft torque @ 4,400 rpm

Performance
* 0-60 mph: 3.6 sec.
* ¼ mile: 11.2 @ 131 mph

HPE700 Supercharged 5.0L V8 Engine Upgrade
* Roots-style Supercharger System
* Throttle Body Upgrade
* Stainless Steel Exhaust System Upgrade
* Upgraded Fuel Injectors
* Upgraded Fuel Pump
* All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids
* Professional Installation
* HPE Engine Management Calibration
* Dyno Tuning & Road Testing
* Hennessey Exterior Badging
* HPE700 Exterior Badging
* Supercharged Exterior Badging
* Hennessey Premium Floormats
* Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
* 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty

Additional Upgrades
* CarbonAero Carbon Fiber Bodywork
* CarbonAero Front Splitter
* CarbonAero Side Sills
* CarbonAero Rear Diffuser
* CarbonAero Rear Lip Spoiler

Wheels & Tires
* Hennessey H10 Lightweight 20-inch wheels
* Michelin Pilot Super Sport 2 tires

– By: Chris Chin

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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