• Nov 9, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of the Hennessey Ford GTs

Hennessey is perhaps more closely associated with Dodge Vipers to most people, but they also do work on Ford's late, great supercar, the Ford GT, too. What Hennessey does with the GT is sort of up to you. One option they can do is a swap, wherein the factory supercharger is removed and a pair of turbos are fitted. With additional modifications, that car can reach more than 235 mph. If it strikes you as a sacrilegious thing to do to a rare factory-supercharged car, you can keep your blower and simply add the twin turbos as well. They call that one the Ford GT1000 for the metric tonne of horsepower it produces. It can squirt from 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and cover the quarter in 10.6 on its way past 240 mph. The company had one of each on hand at SEMA this year in front of the duPont Registry trailer. Decisions, decisions. We'll take one of each.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      i would have sex with that car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      235 mph? 240 mph?
      It is stated here that the Venom 1000 can go upto 250 mph.
      http://gizmoave.com/2008/10/22/hennessey-venom-viper-1000/

      Instead of buying a bugatti veyron, you can buy a yellow venom and and this black gt and you would still have left over money to buy a mansion.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope they upgrade the brakes too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It has to be fast to out-run all the angry customers!
      • 6 Years Ago
      What an amazing car the Ford GT was and still is: the ultimate blue collar supercar
        • 6 Years Ago
        I concede it hasn't got a blue-collar price tag, but you cannot deny it has a blue-collar attitude, especially with that badge usually found on truly blue-collar cars. Also, it isn't supercar aristocracy like Ferrari/(Porsche)/McLaren etc, but rather like a common worker (I tried to find a less communist-sounding term).
      • 6 Years Ago
      If I could buy any car in the world this would be it. The GT1000 looks absolutely amazing and the exhaust note is without compare. Of course, the car will also outperform pretty much anything on the road.

      I'm a little curious as to the benefit of keeping the factory supercharger and I'd be curious to compare the powerbands of each option. I don't see turbo lag as a huge problem on a tuned v8.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Clarkson's old car?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why is the twin-turbo GT the world's fastest, and the twin-turbo & supercharged not? More boost on the former or something?

      And what the F is that next to the world's fastest? Some kind of Russian tank or something?
        • 6 Years Ago
        The 'tank' is actually a small house made by Ford called the F-650.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That was my question too.

        They even mentioned in the story that the twin-turbo & Supercharged one can top 240mph, but there is a banner hanging on the main photo stating that the World's Fastest Ford GT does 235.3mph and that one is apparently only twin turbo.

        Perhaps they just hadn't had time to officially test the top speed of the Turbo and Super charged one, but that still strikes me as kind of funny.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Most Beautiful American Car Ever.
      2nd Most Beautiful Car Ever.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The XJ220 was a great car for its time, but I would have to agree with the poster above, it hasnt really held on to that futuristic elegance it once had. My boss where I used to work had one, and I was just never impressed with it once I actually spent some time in the car, and around it. Its one of those cars that looks better from afar I guess, haha.

        As for the Ford GT, not the most beautiful car ever, but I would argue the most beautiful car built in the last 50 years by an American company. Its lines are just so clean and tight.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Jaguar XJ-220 has ridiculously large overhangs.... wouldn't call that beautiful. It has actually aged pretty bad IMHO.
        • 6 Years Ago
        This is just me but I like the GT90's styling better :p

        but still this is pretty damn impressive
        • 6 Years Ago
        Jaguar XJ-220
        • 6 Years Ago
        lol@XJ220, those Rover 200 rear lights sure are beautiful.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it. But i really like the twin turbo Gallardo. Both are sexy tho.
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