The Internet got into its collective circle jerk over the 2015 Ford Mustang when images, prices and specs were painstakingly and slowly released—and did so for many reasons. As great as the next-gen Mustang is expected to be, which is just now hitting dealership lots, it hasn’t stopped iconic tuners like Roush and Saleen from adding their dose of perspective on the new pony car.
Now, Hennessey has hopped on the horsepowered-Mustang bandwagon by unveiling its monstrously sick HPE700 Supercharged upgrade for the Mustang GT, of which only 500 units will be built.
Take. My. Money. Now. Dammit.
While the examples from Roush and Saleen are modest in both performance and styling, the Texan tuner has crafted a delightfully menacing fastback that looks like it’ll chew your face off and haunt your nightmares like Freddy Krueger.
Power is pumped up to 717 horsepower at 6,600 rpm with torque twisting in at 632 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm. Performance numbers from the company state a supercar-quick 3.6-second 0 to 60 mph time with a quarter-mile rocketing by in just 11.2 seconds at 131 mph—all on 93 octane fuel.
That power comes from a roots-type, high-helix 2.9-liter supercharger system packing 7.25 psi of boost with an HPE air induction system, upgraded fuel injectors and pump, HPE engine management calibration, optional stainless-steel exhaust system and dyno tuning and road testing for good measure.
Of course, no tuned Mustang would be complete without letting you know it is far removed from its once stock and former self. Badges denoting Hennessey, HPE700 and Supercharged are all placarded on the exterior to tell the competition, back off, you’ll lose.
Also available on the exterior is the optional CarbonAero package that includes a carbon-fiber front splitter, side sills, rear lip spoiler and rear diffuser.
"This thing is uncaged, absolutely nuts,” said Hennessey partner Don Goldman in a press release—and how right he is.
Price starts at $59,500 including the base GT. Extra personalization bits include the aforementioned CarbonAero package, 20-inch Hennessey H10 wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport 2 tires and Brembo brake package with 15.1-inch rotors.
The sum of all those parts are respectable salvos across the bow of the Dodge Hellcat offerings and even the Corvette Z06.
A high-performance upgrade for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost Mustang is also under development by the company according to the press release. Color us green with excitement.