Hennessey Adds Serious Power To A Shelby GT350 R
August 22nd, 2017
The guys at Hennessey Performance never quit when it comes to hot-rodding the newest muscle cars. They've tuned everything from Hellcats to ZL1a and found their absolute limits. Now they've gotten their hands on a Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 R.
From the factory, the GT350 makes 526 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque from a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V8. But that wasn't enough for the Hennessey team because they threw a supercharger on it. They put the forced-induction GT350 R on the dyno to see just how much power it could make, and managed to crank out an impressive 787 horsepower to the wheels. When you factor in an industry-accepted 15% drivetrain loss that adds up to roughly 905 horsepower at the crank. That’s on the same level of McLaren P1 power. Check out the video on PowerNationTV.com and make sure to check your volume, because this thing is loud.
This week on PowerNation Katie features this drop dead gorgeous 1941 Ford F-1 built by the team from One Off Rod & Custom in Middletown, DE that made it all the way to the Ridler Great 8! Shop owner Gary Corkell and Kristina Young will share all the hard work that went into transforming a partially restored truck into a Ridler contender, including a complicated two-tone paint job called “Brown Sugar” that has 18 coats of Clear, a period correct Flathead, and a motorized hood and bed that reveals jewelry-like suspension.
The interior is equally superb with imported leather and hydro-dipped dash components for a stunning look. Owner Ed Sears has to be happy, he’s commissioned them to take another shot at the Ridler. Check it out this week on PowerNation!