• Apr 8, 2009

Click above to watch a video of the Hennessey GTR700 run the 1/4 mile after the jump

You name it and John Hennessey will make it faster. From Vipers to Vettes to Challengers, Hennessey Performance will take competent sports cars and make them into tire-shredding speed demons with more horsepower than any street-going vehicle should ever logically have. The latest creation to come from the Texas tuner is the GTR700 based on the Nissan GT-R. The upgraded Godzilla now sports 715 horsepower and 662 lb-ft torque thanks to numerous modifications including a stainless steel exhaust system, new ECU programming, modified turbos with larger compressor wheels, 100mm cold air intake, high-flow fuel injectors, transmission cooler, clutch pack upgrades, and more. The result is stupefying. Sixty mph comes up in just 2.8 seconds, 100 mph in 6.7 seconds and 150 mph in 14.5 seconds. Compared to a stock GT-R, the GTR700 reaches 186 mph in less than half the time. Someone needs to take this thing to the Nurburgring. Hit the jump to watch the Hennessey GTR700 hit a full 1.0g during acceleration on its way to a 10.87 sec @ 132 mph quarter mile run.








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      • 5 Years Ago
      he may be a crook, but what he did to that car is amazing.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That John Wayne Gacy guy might have killed all those people... but he sure was a FUNNY CLOWN!!! Nice logic there bud (NOT)!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        why not? oh i don't know, how about bc it's in poor taste? how about bc it trivializes genocide?
        • 5 Years Ago
        • 5 Years Ago
        why bring hitler into this? you could have made your point another way.
        • 5 Years Ago
        reductio ad Hitlerum
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love how Autoblog turns a blind eye to the countless comments about this DBag con artist.

      PS those wheels are ugly
        • 5 Years Ago
        You would think Autoblog would look out for it's readers. I guess you can't trust anyone these days. Eveyone is only out for a buck...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I normally love reading all of the cooments of true enthusiats on this site especially, but I have to stand up on this one. I hate sounding like a stuck up prick but my father and I own two vehicles tuned by Hennessey and have a third in his shop as we speak. I have never had the slightest hint of an issue with him and we live in Southwest Florida. As I saw someone posted earlier most of his issues arose in the early 2000's, and as far as I know have been resolved. All issues aside the man's company builds amazingly bulletproof vehicles.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm guessing you are a local. Enjoy your tuned car, subsidized by the money he stole from people out of state.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You just know that trans is only going to last 5k miles..
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wonder if that voids the warranty....
      • 5 Years Ago
      No thanks.. I'd rather have the Reyland Ford Escort

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NahunHNY4VM&feature=related
      • 5 Years Ago
      Rips seems to be an nice word for Hennessey.
      • 5 Years Ago
      AB, please stop supporting this crook. I hate reading his stories on here and thinking you guys may be sending him more business.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed. PLEASE stop. Hennessey doesn't deserve any attention for what he does.
        • 5 Years Ago
        what's he done?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @k4ffy: Just look at his Better Business Bureau rating and see why. He would constantly take people's Vipers in, strip them of their parts (the hood if I remember was a $5K+part), and let them sit. People would then complain about how long something was taking, and then he'd take a new viper that came in, strip it of its parts to rebuild the other stripped out car, and give the person a refund.

        Also sometimes he would sell a new part, "install" it on a car. Owners soon found out that it was the original part, or an OEM equivilant.

        The only people that don't get the runaround are people living in Texas.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's what the stock GT-R should sound more like, rather than a vacuum cleaner.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ummmm.......where is the timeslip? A video game graphic doesn't convince me. My stopwatch shows 3.2 seconds, still incredible but far from 2.8. Also....it looks like he didn't even stage the car and I'm also seeing a red light on the tree. Am I correct to assume that the data from this run was from an onboard computer or G-Tech device and NOT the racetrack's data?

      Solid as a rock? I sure hope so. Personally, I would have had my coffee in my left hand while sitting indian style when making this pass just to demonstrate the leisurely effort required to drive this car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The time slip is at 0:55 in the video. Doesn't mean that they aren't still liars, but the time slip is in the video.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Stop advertising for this tool.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Doesn't look like he will be selling much to the gtr guys lol.

      http://www.nagtroc.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=29797
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