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A small selection of articles and write-ups covering
Hennessey Performance's extensive track-record
of building world-class, high performance vehicles.
TopGear (2015)
Hennessey Performance

Extreme machines

TopGear Magazine (May, 2015)

FOX 26 News (2015)
Hennessey Performance

The need for extra speed

MyFoxHouston.com (May, 2015)

AutoWeek (2014)
Hennessey Performance

Hennessey bumps Corvette Stingray
to either 650 or 700 hp

AutoWeek.com (May, 2014)

Sport Auto (2014)
Venom GT

Bemutató: Hennessey Venom GT World Speed Record 435,2 km/h!

Sport Auto - Hungary (May, 2014)

Corvette Magazine (2014)
Hennessey Performance

Lone Star Power: Hennessey Stingray Convertible

Corvette Magazine (May, 2014)

Yahoo! Autos (2013)
Hennessey Performance

Hennessey HPE700 Twin Turbo 458, 738 hp of rolling hyperbole: Motoramic Drives

Click here for more information about the HPE700 Twin Turbo Upgrade.

Yahoo! Autos (August, 2013)

Houston Chronicle (2013)
Hennessey Performance

The fast and the serious about speed

Houston Chronicle (June, 2013)

EVO Magazine (2013)
Venom GT

Hennessey Venom GT: The definitive test

evo (January, 2013)

EVO Magazine (2013)
Venom GT

Hennessey Venom GT Guinness World Record 0-300kph run - evo Magazine

evoTV (January, 2013)

EVO Magazine (2013)
Venom GT

Driving the record-breaking 1244bhp Venom GT

EVO Magazine (March, 2013)

Drive/ (2013)
Venom GT

Hennessey Venom GT 0-300km World Record Run

Tuned (January, 2013)

Top Gear (2012)
VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe

1,224BHP Caddy vs. Highway Patrol

Top Gear Magazine (December, 2012)

duPont (2012)
Venom GT

1,244HP Speed Record-Breaking Rocket

duPont Magazine (December, 2012)

Automobile (2012)

Driven: Hennessey Cadillac V700 Wagon

Automobile Magazine (May, 2012)

Motor Week (2012)
Hennessey V700

Road Test: 2012 Hennessy CTS-V Hammer Wagon

Motor Week (March, 2012)

Car Crazy Visits Hennessey Performance

Jay Leno's Garage Features
the 2011 HPE600 Supercharged Camaro Convertible


Hennessey VelociRaptor on Top Gear USA
Top Gear USA
"Halo vs. VelociRaptor"

The Hennessey VelociRaptor 475 tears across the desert in a race against a HALO jumper descending from 25,000 feet.

Halo vs. VelociRaptor Part 2

The Stig Drives the
Supercharged VelociRaptor 600 on the
Top Gear Test Track

Jay Leno's Garage - Hennessey CTS-V Jay Leno's Garage Features the 2011 Hennessey V700 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe


Hennessey Cadillac CTS V700 - Car and Driver CAR AND DRIVER: Hennessey Cadillac CTS-V V700 - Specialty File

"He knows that gobs of power and a quick-to-engage clutch make for a finicky launch. And those new tires don’t have total purchase on the pavement until the transmission is in third gear and 60 mph—achieved in 3.8 seconds, 0.5 quicker than a manual-transmission-equipped V—is some 1.5 seconds in the past. But at that point, the V700 is just reaching its stride, matching the Corvette ZR1’s 7.6-second march to 100 mph and its 16.4-second 0-to-150 run."

Car and Driver
(February, 2011)

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Hennessey Venom GT in Road & Track ROAD & TRACK Features the 2011 Venom GT in February, 2011 Issue

"If seat-of-the-pants validation counts for anything, it’s clear he’s built the most formidable supercar in America, and possibly the world."


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Jay Leno's Garage Features
the 2011 Hennessey Venom GT

Feeling the Need for Speed

A Houston-area company takes speed to the extreme by modifying vehicles

ABC 13 Houston

Hennessey Camaro Street Magazine Germany Street Magazine: Hot Rod

Germany-based Street Magazine features Hennessey Performance Camaro lineup and Authorized Installer
Hammink Performance.


Battle of the Supercars
"American Extreme"

Tanner Foust and Paul Tracy race the Hennessey Venom 1000 Twin Turbo Viper and Ford GT 1000 Twin Turbo in a heads-up Hennessey vs. Hennessey shootout.


Hennessey Venom GT in TopGear TopGear Magazine Test Drives the
Hennessey Venom GT

"The horizon snaps towards me like a picturesque headbutt. Second, Third, Fourth. My God, this car is fast."

TopGear Magazine
(August, 2010)

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Venom GT in duPont Registry August 2010 duPont Registry: Venom GT Uncovered

The 2011 Hennessey Venom GT is featured on the cover of the August, 2010 issue of the duPont Registry.

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Hennessey Cadillac CTS V700 on Inside Line Inside Line: 2010 Hennessey V700 Cadillac CTS-V Full Test and Video

"We can't think of anything else with four doors that can touch the sheer thrust of the 2010 Hennessey V700 Cadillac CTS-V. If you need to persuade your significant other that this is the right way to approach your next sport sedan purchase, maybe try pitching the value angle."

Edmunds Inside Line
(May 5, 2010)

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TopGear Magazine April 2010 Cover TopGear Magazine: Snake Bite and Black

"You're looking at one of the most exciting performance cars of the decade.

Fancy seeing The Stig at the wheel, unleashing all 1,000 horses in a long, smoking, sideways drift? So do we."

BBC TopGear Magazine
(April, 2010)

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Hennessey Cadillac CTS V700 on Autoblog Autoblog: Hennessey V700 is crazy, fast

"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, most incredible American performance sedan ever made." Then you have the other type of person, the kind that takes the 4,300-pound CTS-V to 60 miles per hour in just over four seconds, runs the quarter-mile in 12.5 seconds at 115 mph and says, "Meh." Should you fall into that second category, John Hennessey has got a car for you."

(March 26, 2010)

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Road & Track features the HPE700 Camaro Road & Track: Hennessey’s HPE700 Camaro
with the heart of a ZR1 Corvette

The Incredible 725 bhp Hennessey HPE700 LS9

"...a beast that spits throaty, machine-gun bursts of sonic energy when revved... it's taking the best from the ZR1 and combining it with the classic American muscle car."

Road & Track
(April, 2010)

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Corvette Magazine Features Hennessey ZR1 Corvette Magazine: Corvette Convert

At one point, the Hennessey name was almost synonymous with highly tuned Vipers, but no more. When we visited Hennessey Performance, it was chock full of Chevies,
including a modified ZR1

"The ZR700 idles and drives like a standard ZR1 at sane speeds, but when I finally got the chance to roll into the throttle hard, the Corvette really came alive."

Corvette Magazine
(March, 2010)

HPE550 Camaro on Cover of 2010 Collection Collection Buyers Guide by Robb Report

American Muscle Cars Past, Present & Future
January, 2010


Edmunds Inside Line: King Kong of Camaros
Exclusive Drive of Hennessey's ZR1-Powered Camaro

It's the most obvious combination since the invention of the word "duh." Throw the supercharged, 6.2-liter LS9 V8 from the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 into the nose of a 2010 Camaro. Anyone with the automotive knowledge of a beagle's butt has had this idea ricocheting through his mind since the debut of the ZR1 and the new Camaro. But it's John Hennessey and his crew at Hennessey Performance in Houston who did it first. And as you'd expect, the 2010 Hennessey HPE700 LS9 Chevy Camaro is a full-on Vikings-and-Mongols epic.[... continued]

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HPE700 Dyno Test by Inside Line

Motor Trend Bragging Rights with HPE650 Motor Trend: Bragging Rights

In this Steroid-Injected Musclecar Arms Race, who is Really Flexing and Who is Only Fronting?"

"The Hennessey HPE650 Camaro annihilates the competition...When it comes to pure performance, bragging rights and an absolutely ridiculous exhaust note, Hennessey's HPE650 Camaro backs it up like no other."

(December, 2009)

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Hot Rod Magazine Featuring Hennessey Camaros Hot Rod: Hennessey's Hot Rods

Hennessey Performance Has Built the World's Fastest '10 Camaros and the World's First LS9-Powered 2010 Camaro. And They Let Us Drive.

Hot Rod, November 2009

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HPE550 Camaro | Road & Track THE Z28 IS DEAD
Long Live the Hennessey HPE550 Camaro!

Road & Track, October 2009

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Serious Supercar:
Hennessey fires open the gate with
a supercharged '10 Camaro upgrade.

Camaro Performers September, 2009

Edmunds Inside Line: Hennessey Unleashes
the First Blown 2010 Camaro (June, 2009)

Automotive lust in America means blown Camaros. You know, like the red '69s on every cover of Car Craft. A big BDS 10-71 supercharger sticking through the hood and massive M/T drag slicks under tubs in back. Let the rest of the world dream of Ferraris, Lamborghinis and dinky little British two-seaters. In this country speed doesn't look like that. It looks like this. [... continued]

DETROIT NEWS on the 2010 HPE550 Camaro (May, 2009)

With a V-6 as powerful as some competitors' V-8s, and with a V-8 developed for the Corvette, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is not short on performance. Still, some people want even more, and John Hennessey hopes to provide it [... continued]

Road & Track: 2009 Hennessey GTR600 -
New and Future Cars
Hennessey builds his own SpecV...
for a lot less money. (April, 2009)

Now that we know Nissan will not be bringing the GT-R SpecV to the U.S., we at Road & Track went looking for a fitting substitute, one that properly enhances the performance of the car without disrespecting its spirit — and besides, not many people could justify the steep $160,000 price tag of the SpecV. Call it fate, but just as we were about to throw in the towel, an email arrived from Hennessey Performance [... continued]

Car and Driver: 2008 Hennessey Dodge Challenger HPE600 Turbo - Specialty File (March, 2009)

Just as the Dodge Viper brand is about to be quietly euthanized or sold to a den of Cub Scouts, along comes the far less expensive but equally tweakable Challenger—a tuner’s dream come true. Not surprisingly, major Mopar power hogs are now making pilgrimages to John Hennessey’s Texas shop. [... continued]

Edmunds Inside Line: Twin Turbos Blast the Ford GT up to 1,000 Horsepower (April, 2008)

It looks like any everyday Ford GT, but John Hennessey says there's 1,000 horsepower under its rear deck. This is Hennessey Performance's twin-turbocharged GT1000 and it has just roared to life as if the gates to hell have blown open. [... continued]

Comparison Test: Speed Kings
A test of unbridled acceleration from a standing start to 200 mph. (September, 2007)

Memorial Day Weekend; it's a feast for speed freaks. At Indy, Dario Franchitti splashed his way to an emotional win in the 500. Down NASCAR way, Casey Mears won the Coca-Cola 600 under Charlotte lights. And before most people on the West Coast had awakened [... continued]

Motor Trend Names the Venom 1000 Viper "King of the Hill" (June, 2006)

Forget the 1960s. Now is the golden age of horsepower. Just visit your local new-car dealer, and you'll find an abundance of factory-tuned hot-rods, replete with warranties and that new-car smell. These days, 400 horsepower is easy and 500 commonplace. But what if you crave more? [... continued]

Performance Road Test: 2006 Hennessey SRT600 Jeep SRT8 (June, 2006)

It's faster than a Porsche Cayenne Turbo. It trounces a BMW X5. It's even quicker to 60 mph than a new Mustang GT. Jeep's raucous Grand Cherokee SRT8 cooks, thanks to its big 6.1-liter Hemi V-8. Pumping out 420 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, the SUV family hauler delivers a throaty roar as it covers the quarter mile in 13.5 seconds. That's musclecar territory.

However, Jeep's Grand Cherokee SRT8 still doesn't match the thrust of the Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe, and that's why Hennessey Performance created its new SRT600 package.[... continued]

Thunder Road: The Standing Mile (September, 2005)

We already know how powerful John Hennessey's twin-turbocharged Vipers are. Running 15 psi of boost, these stroked 522-cu.-in. V-10s put out 1000 bhp, roughly twice the output of a stock Viper. For a real-world example of how powerfully fast a Hennessey Twin Turbo Viper is, consider this: By the time it reaches the mile in 25.6 sec., it's traveling 210.2 mph, or more than a football field every second. [... continued]

Hennessey VR200 C&D Article - 1992 CAR AND DRIVER (1992)
Hennessey VR-200

John Hennessey builds a predator almost
done in by a scavenger.

Car and Driver
(July, 1992)

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