By Patrick Rall
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 big, nasty burnout and tearing up the pavement from a variety of angles – giving us a great look at the performance capabilities and the awesome sound of the Hemi Ram.
The Hennessey HPE500 package is available for 2009-2012 Ram 1500 pickups with the 5.7L Hemi V8 and the output of 505 horsepower is achieved by adding a TVS2300 supercharger, an HPE air intake system, a stainless steel exhaust system, higher volume fuel injectors and a tune to get the most out of everything. The result is 505 horsepower at 5,400rpm at the transmission and 422 horsepower at the wheels – enough to rocket the rear wheel drive Hennessey shop truck down the quarter mile in 13.1 seconds with a trap speed of 104 miles per hour. The package also includes some additions that don’t have any impact on the performance such as Hennessey exterior badging, Hennessey embroidered floormats and headrests and serialized dash and engine plaques.
The HPE500 Ram 1500 package costs $12,950 installed but those who want to do the work themselves can order the components for “just” $10,950. With a price like that, it isn’t a budget package but there is no doubt that the Hennessey supercharger package makes for one truckin’ fast Ram.