By Otsile Kadiege
Hennessy Performance is Texas-based hypercar manufacturer, and high-performance vehicle creator known for making already insanely powerful cars more powerful. The brand is celebrating the nine-year run of the supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat HEMI V8 with a limited edition ‘Last Stand’ models of the popular Dodge SRT Challenger and Charger models which, as expected, gets more power and torque as well as a bunch of cosmetic touches to set them apart from the rest of the crop.
New parts, more power
Dodge’s admired supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat HEMI V8 is offered in both its Challenger coupe and Charger sedan models in a variety of trims – Hellcat, Jailbreak, Redeye, and Super Stock – with outputs of up to 807 horsepower. Hennessey’s expert technicians, who have been ‘making fast cars faster’ for more than 32 years, fit the engine with a larger supercharger (non-Redeye models only), upgraded fuel injectors, a high-flow induction system, pulley upgrade, stainless-steel long tube headers, high-flow catalytic converters, and a crankcase ventilation system.
New engine calibration raises the output to an astonishing 1,000 horsepower (735kW) and 948 lb-ft of torque (1 285Nm). That’s only 25 horsepower (19kW) shy of the automaker’s flagship SRT Demon 170 – and the Hennessey H1000 ‘Last Stand’ editions run on pump-unleaded gasoline. The Hennessey upgrades enable both models to sprint to 60 mph (97km/h) in just 2.8 seconds, while a quarter mile is dispensed in 9.9 seconds at 141 mph (227km/h).
The Hennessey H1000 ‘Last Stand’ editions are differentiated by their lightweight carbon-fiber appointments – new rear spoiler, front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser. All boast distinctive 20-inch alloy wheels that can be optioned with either a gloss black or graphite-colored finish, special heritage ‘Last Stand’ graphics, and a plaque denoting the serial number for each of the 50 limited edition Challenger and Charger models.
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