For most of us, the 450hp on offer in the 2018 Ford Mustang is an adequate lump of power. We probably don’t need much more. But that hasn’t stopped tuning company Hennessey squeezing 808hp into the car.
This Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang celebrates the 10,000th car built by the company. Since 1991, its team has turned their magic spanners to a range of performance cars, including Chevrolet Corvettes, Dodge Vipers and the slightly ridiculous Ford F-150 VelociRaptor. It looks like one of our MS-RT Rangers on steroids! Hennessey is also famous for its Venom supercars: the Lotus Exige-inspired 1,244hp, 270mph GT and the 1,600hp, 301mph F5.
In that company, 808hp suddenly sounds a bit tame. But it’s enough to shove the Mustang from 0-60mph in just 3.3 seconds and onto a top speed north of 200mph. Only 19 examples will be produced, all painted in Race Red with these retrofest white graphics. You can choose whether your car will have the new ten-speed automatic gearbox or, slightly amazingly, a six-speed manual. Both are the Ford standard transmissions.
If you’re one of the lucky customers, your Mustang GT will feature a massive supercharger, upgraded fuel injections, a stainless steel exhaust, lowered suspension and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres. Plus, it’ll have a full CarbonAero kit – consisting of carbon fibre on the front splitter, side sills and the spoiler – and 20-inch alloy wheels. Incredibly, none of these alterations affect the car’s three-year warranty!
“This is one of the most beautiful Mustangs we’ve ever built, and it has the power and performance to match its gorgeous looks,” says boss John Hennessey. “We are very grateful to our customers, team members, dealers, family and friends who’ve shared and supported our passion for building powerful, fast, fun vehicles for the past 27 years.
“This is an exciting time for the company and we look forward to building the next 10,000 Hennessey cars and trucks.”
You’ll see that gratitude first hand – the boss will send you a personal letter to thank you. All 19 cars will also feature unique numbered dashboard and engine plaques, and a letter of authenticity.