Eight-hundred horsepower. 0-60 in 3.1 seconds. $235,000. Given those numbers, you'd think we were talking about a supercar, right? Well we are, if by supercar you mean something with otherworldly performance capabilities. But this is no two-seat roadster. This is a Jeep.

To be more specific, this is the latest Hennessey HPE800 Twin Turbo, a new rocket sled based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. That model usually packs a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 – which is already big by any measure – but Hennessey's bored it out to a nice round 7.0 liters and bolted a pair of turbochargers to it.

Along with the substantial engine mods, the HPE800 also gets an upgraded transmission and torque converted (it is a conventional automatic, after all), plus 20-inch wheels on a lowered suspension with 15.1-inch Brembo brakes, and a reworked fascia with a carbon fiber splitter up front.

Of course, if the high price of entry doesn't keep out the riffraff, the limited quantities being built surely will: only 24 examples are earmarked for production, so even at the pace at which these beasts will cover all manner of terrain, they're not likely to run into one another once they've left the factory. Press release after the jump.
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Who Needs Reindeer When You Have an 800 HP Twin Turbo Sleigh?
Introducing the 2013 HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep by Hennessey Performance


Hennessey Performance (HPE) is well known for taking fast cars, trucks and SUV's and making them faster. The company will be offering their HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep for 2013. Based on the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, the crew from HPE takes the factory 6.4 L Hemi and increases displacement to 7.0 L (426 cubic inches) while adding a twin turbo forced induction system. The resulting 805 bhp and 823 lb-ft of torque will be enough to propel the HPE800 from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds.

Additional modifications include an upgraded transmission system and torque converter upgrade, 15.1 inch Brembo brakes front and rear, a lowered sport suspension system, lighter alloy wheels, carbon fiber front splitter and a custom leather interior with Alcantara steering wheel.

"We've built dozens of 600-800 hp Jeep SRT8s over the past five years, so we have an existing client base who will want to upgrade the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 to an even higher level", said company founder and president, John Hennessey. "This vehicle is designed for the performance minded driver who lives in Aspen or Moscow and wants to be the fastest in all weather conditions."

HPE will limit production at just 24 examples with pricing starting at $235,000.


2013 HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep - Specifications:

Power:
• 805 bhp @ 5,800 rpm
• 823 bhp @ 4,000 rpm

Performance:
• 0-60 mph: 3.1 seconds
• 1/4 mile: 10.9 @ 130 mph

Includes:
• 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
• HPE800 Twin Turbo Engine Upgrade
• Transmission Upgrade
• Torque Converter Upgrade
• HPE 20 inch Wheel Upgrade
• Custom Leather / Alcantara Interior Upgrade
• Brembo Brake System Upgrade
(6-piston calipers front and 4-piston calipers rear, 15.1 inch cross drilled rotors front and rear)
• Lowered Suspension System
• Carbon Fiber Front Lip Spoiler
• Serial Numbered Dash Plaque & Engine Compartment Plaque


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      Devin Christiansen
      • 3 Years Ago
      175k to churn out 300hp out of a 6.4 V8? Funniest thing I've read this week.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Devin Christiansen
        No, 175k for 300hp out of NOW turbocharged 7.0L along with performance tires and high performance suspension.
      Get Squirly
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm surprised they didn't *screw* on a supercharger. I guess they save the screwing for the customers.
      Krazeecain
      • 3 Years Ago
      One could easily do all those mods by themselves for WAAAAAY less money. (Or even hire another tuner shop to do it for less money.) Come on Hennessey, come back when you've made your own 800hp monster from scratch. THEN you can charge $235 000 for it.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krazeecain
        Come back to me when you locate a tuner/new manufacturer who is doesn't have the money in order to actually build something straight from scratch...
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
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      gtv4rudy
      • 3 Years Ago
      $235,000 for a Jeep? ... no thanks.
      Corvette9
      • 3 Years Ago
      I know not a lot of people don't like the corvette but even a Z06 can pull those numbers at around 75K. Plain ripping off people. Not to mention the gas mileage you would get on that Jeep. Easily under 9mph.
      Jaymes
      • 3 Years Ago
      you can get a mclaren mp4-12c for that money
      texascclp1445
      • 3 Years Ago
      And where's the proof? Why don't the majority of this kind of posts of new, exciting, over the top, one-of-a-kind, exotic and etc. vehicles show some under-the-hood photos? And as carlos Cruz states;, 'Really, again AB?'. Another turntable of rehatched hohum vehicles.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      That looks awesome (yes, I know it's a p-shop) , and those numbers are definitely impressive, but the value equation is just horribly awesome. Yeah, I know, value isn't a priority, but when very similar numbers can be had with a stock Panamera Turbo S complete with warranty for almost 100K less, sorry, you're doing it wrong. 800hp Jeep that's just waiting to blow up, or a 458 Italia that performs the same?? Yeah, exactly.
      SteveM
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hopefully it comes with enrollment at a performance driving school to properly handle that much power in an "unsporting" chassis.
      tributetodrive
      • 3 Years Ago
      No thanks I would rather have the Lamborghini
      All_mine
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am by no means a fan of hennessey, but I do like the way this jeep looks, though photoshopped. The problem I have with this car is not the fact that it is ridicusly overpriced but that I'm sure all mods to this car are going to be exterior, engine, and suspension. Give or take a few others that will ensure the jeep can handle the power. The thing that I'm sure will be left untouched will be the interior of the jeep. If, say, 30-50K of that money went to interior mods, then I can see this vehicle being worth the money. With all that being said, I would rather pay $235K for a modded out Maserati Kubang with the same performance numbers. After all, they are based on the same platform and you know the Kubang is actually going to look like it's worth all that money inside and out. Just my 2 cents, I don't even like SUVs nor could I afford a car like this.
      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hahahahaha!
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