That Time Hennessey Attempted 230 mph in a Viper – Part 2
When we last left you, the Hennessey Performance twin-turbo Viper was having technical difficulties in achieving 230 miles per hour down the Maxton Mile. First it was the transmission causing problems, then it was the engine computer. With those hurdles cleared, it’s time for the sprint, and the HP gang is not messing around.
Hennessey Performance recently grabbed a lot of headlines for hitting 270.49 miles per hour with its 1,244-bhp Venom GT.
But reaching such insane speeds hasn’t always been so easy for the Sealy, TX tuner. Back in 2008, it juiced up a Dodge Viper Competition Coupe with twin turbos and a slew of other hi-po goodies in an attempt to go 230 mph over the course of the Maxton Mile.
The Dodge Viper is, was and always will be one of the most incredible production cars ever, but in the battle of pure speed – the Viper falls short of the 1,000+ horsepower (and $2 million+) Bugatti Veyron…unless Hennessey adds on their Venom 1000 Twin Turbo package to the Viper. The folks at Road & […] More »
There are few names in the Mopar high performance tuning world that are better known than the people at Hennessey Performance and this week’s Truckin Fast Wednesday video takes a look at their awesome HPE500 package for the 4th generation Hemi-powered Ram 1500. This video of the HPE500 Ram shows the high performance pickup doing a […] More »