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    Video: Watch this Chevy SS hit 163 mph on Texas toll road
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    Hennessey has a proud history of tuning high-performance machinery from General Motors and taxing it out onto Grand Parkway, a new stretch of toll road on the outskirts of Houston, Texas. That's what it did with the Cadillac CTS-V, spooling its twin turbochargers until it cracked 220 miles per ...

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    Official: Hennessey boosts McLaren MP4-12C to 704 hp
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    The McLaren MP4-12C is the latest project from Hennessey Performance Engineering, and the folks tweaking the British supercar's twin-turbocharged V8 have given it 704 horsepower through an engine management software upgrade, intercooler upgrade, new stainless steel exhaust system and dual air ...

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    Official: Hennessey preparing updated Venom GT2 with 1,500 HP [UPDATE]
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    Hennessey Performance – that purveyor of things silly-powerful – has announced a sequel to its bonkers Lotus-based Venom GT, the appropriately sequential Venom GT2. While the performance company isn't quite ready to release full technical details about the new car, it has supplied us ...

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    Exclusive: Hennessey Venom GT Spyder pops in at Cars & Coffee
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    Our own lensman Drew Phillips caught sight of this at Cars & Coffee in Irvine, California: the 2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. This is the first time it's been seen on our shores. The targa version of the Venom GT packs the same 1,200 horsepower as the coupe – which also debuted at ...

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    Official: Hennessey announces 2013 Venom GT Spyder
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    There's gilding the lily, and then there is this: An open-air version of Hennessey's 1,200-horsepower Venom GT supercar. The Venom GT Spyder turns up the wick on its hardtop sibling to the tune of an additional $150,000, with a base price starting at $1.1 million. That's a pretty steep charge ...

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    Official: Hennessey announces 20th Anniversary HPE650 Supercharged Camaro
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    What do John Entwistle, Rutherford B. Hayes, Hugh Jackman and Hennessey Performance Engineering all have in common? Very little, we imagine, outside of celebrating October birthdays. HPE is turning 20 this month, giving the Texas-based tuner the perfect excuse to build a celebratory Camaro. The ...

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    Video: How powerful is the Hennessey Venom GT? Just you watch
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    It's easy to talk endlessly about unbelievably powerful cars, almost to the point that numbers become meaningless. In an effort to crystallize what 1,200 horses in a 2,685-pound car can do in the real world, we present a new video of the 2012 Hennessey Venom GT. In the time it takes your wheezy ...

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    Video: Hennessey Venom GT clears its pipes ahead of SEMA debut
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    Hennessey Venom GT clears its throat – Click above to watch the video after the break
    It may look like a steroid-fueled Lotus Elise that's had a few too many trips to the gym – and we truly mean that in the very best way possible – but this latest video proves there's no ...

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    Video: Hennessey runs its "Coupe DeThrill" down the quarter-mile
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    2011 Hennessey V700 Coupe on the dragstrip – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We think the 304 horsepower Cadillac CTS Coupe is pretty cool and the 556 hp CTS-V Coupe is an outright badass. The power pundits at Hennessey think any car or truck could use a little more oomph than it ...

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    Hennessey Venom GT: A $600k mid-engine Cobra for the 21st Century
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    Hennessey Venom GT – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's Embargopalooza tonight at Autoblog, and if there wasn't already enough high-powered hotness to be had, we're throwing one more V8-powered sled into the mix. We've traveled a long road to get here, but the Hennessey Venom GT ...

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    Quick Spin: Hennessey V700 is crazy, fast [w/video]
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    2010 Hennessey V700 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    There are two kinds of people in the world. The first kind drives Cadillac's supercharged CTS-V, experiences the thrill of 556 horsepower paired with 551 pound-feet of torque and declares, "This thing is a monster. This is the fastest, ...

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    2010 Hennessey HP700 Camaro to make official debut at SEMA
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    2010 Hennessey HPE700 Camaro - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've seen the pictures. We've seen the videos. Now we're finally going to see the Hennessey HPE700 Camaro in person when it makes its official debut at SEMA next week. There's a lot to love with Hennessey's halo musclecar, ...

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    SEMA 2009: Hennessey preps a 500-hp carbon look Genesis Coupe
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    Hennessey Hyundai Genesis Carbon Coupe - Click above for high-res image
    John Hennessey is no stranger to extracting power from already quick cars and giving them a unique appearance. More recently, Hennessey has launched a Tuner School to teach others his craft and help keep the SEMA show floor ...

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    Exclusive: Hennessey shows off CFD drawings of Venom GT supercar
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    Hennessey Venom GT CFD renderings - Click above for high-res image gallery
    At the Quail Motorsports Gathering in Monterey, CA we happened to run into a Mr. John Hennessey admiring the same Lamborghini LP670-4 SV we were drooling over. With the Venom GT set to debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, ...

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    Hennessey Venom GT to debut at 2010 Geneva Motor Show
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    Hennessey Venom GT - Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's been two long years since John Hennessey announced plans to build his very own supercar, and we were beginning to wonder if it was ever going to happen. Apparently, Hennessey's plans are still a go as the Texas tuner just announced ...

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    2010 Hennessey Z700 unveiled for track-happy ZR1 owners
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    2010 Hennessey Z700 – Click above for high-res images
    Hennessey Performance Engineering makes the point that track-oriented Porsche owners can opt up from a normal 911 to a GT3 RS and Viper owners can choose the ACR edition, so what's out there for ZR1 owners who want a more hardcore ...

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    Hennessey HPE700: bastard love child of Camaro SS and Corvette ZR1
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    Click above to enlarge the Henessey HPE700 Camaro
    Following in the footsteps of such legendary Camaro tuners as Yenko Chevrolet, Hennessey Performance Engineering has unveiled the HPE700, which mates a standard 2010 Camaro SS with the supercharged LS9 V8 from the Corvette ZR1. As if that engine ...

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    Hennessey Venom 650R upgrade gives Dodge Viper 678 horses
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    Click image for hi-res galleryThis is the part we love. It's when the OEMs and tuners start throwing haymakers at each other by releasing cars capable of bending the space/time continuum, so gaudy are their horsepower and performance numbers. The flurry comes in advance of the Corvette ZR1, which ...

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