You know what they say – you can never really have too much horsepower.
Recently, the famous tuner John Hennessey released a 1,000+ horsepower Dodge Demon tune that does unthinkable things. A car that runs the 1/4 mile in 9.65 seconds, which is already insane, now does it in 9.14 seconds. Earlier today, we found out that Hennessey has now gotten his hands on a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The results are impressive, but somehow unsurprising.
Hennessey boosted the Trackhawk’s engine – which already made 707 horsepower – to a whopping 1,012 horsepower. Not only that, but it now produces 969 lb-ft of torque. The tangible result of which is a 0-60 time of just 2.7 seconds, which puts it somewhere in the territory of an ICBM. This insane amount of power is developed with the help of a 4.5-liter supercharger that musters 14 psi of boost. Where the normal Trackhawk can go toe to toe with the mighty BMW M5, this one can nip at the heels of Audi R8 V10s and Ferraris. Who cares that it weighs well over 5,000 lbs? Not Hennessey. What do you mean, “laws of physics?” The HPE1000, as Hennessey calls it, threw down another staggering number: 10.7 seconds. Yep, a 5,300-pound Jeep can manage the 1/4-mile in under 11 seconds.
What’s coming next?
This begs the question: What will Hennessey get his hands on next? According to the company’s website, a Ford GT project is under way. Planned upgrades include “high flow air induction systems, engine management tuning upgrades, high-flow intercooler systems, exhaust system upgrades, twin turbo system upgrades, engine upgrades and more.” We can only assume that car will actually be capable of time travel. Stay tuned to see what other craziness comes out of this Texas tuning house.
Let us know what you think in the comments below! Are there any vehicles that you are dying to see get a high-power Hennessey treatment?