Hennessey® Unleashes Hot-blooded Venom® 1200 Mustang GT500

• One of the most powerful Mustang variants that Hennessey Performance has ever offered
• With 1,204 bhp, performance of the rear-wheel-drive muscle car is elevated to supercar levels
• Upgrades deliver a significant 58 percent boost over factory engine output
• Warranty-backed Hennessey upgrade priced at MRSP $59,950

Sealy, Texas (October 27, 2022) – Hennessey®, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator has confirmed production for its new Venom 1200 Mustang GT500. Based on the most powerful factory-produced Mustang of all time, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, the latest Hennessey build will be one of the most powerful muscle cars Hennessey Performance has ever produced.

Ford Performance’s factory-stock Shelby GT500 boasts a hand-built supercharged 5.2-liter V8 rated at 760 bhp and 625 lb-ft of torque – it’s the most powerful factory engine ever dropped under the iconic pony car’s hood. Yet Ford still leaves much of the vehicle’s potential untapped.

The Hennessey Performance team in Texas, which has been ‘making fast cars faster’ for more than 30 years, seizes the opportunity. Its engineers make wide-ranging improvements to the factory setup to increase horsepower and torque considerably. These include a higher capacity 3.8-liter supercharger, a high-flow induction system, new fuel rails and injectors, and an air/oil separation system. In addition, fittings, lines, belts, and tensioners are upgraded, and the dual-clutch transmission is recalibrated for its high-output role. Lastly, the vehicle is calibrated on Hennessey®’s in-house dynamometer, before being road-tested.

When the Venom® 1200 leaves Hennessey Performance, its comprehensive upgrades and enhancements have unleashed a formidable 1,204 bhp and 902 lb-ft of torque – an astounding 58 percent increase in horsepower over stock.

John Hennessey, company founder, and CEO: “The stock Shelby GT500 is an extraordinary muscle car, but we take it to the nth degree with our Venom® 1200. Our engineers were able to coax more than 400 additional horsepower out of the engine, which takes performance to supercar levels. Only a handful of vehicles in the world offer this level of power… especially at this price point.”

Priced from $59,950 – exclusive of the base Ford Shelby GT500 – the Venom® 1200 package offers comprehensive professional upgrades to the stock 5.2-liter V8 engine, unique exterior badging, and a special serial-numbered plaque. Only 66 examples of the Venom® 1200 will be built globally. Owners will have the choice of adding the historic 1966 24 Hours of Daytona Ford Mark II GT40 red, white, and black livery to their build (an optional upgrade priced at $4,950 and shown on the vehicle in the press images).

Hennessey® prides itself on the reliability of its vehicles and the quality of its workmanship, backing up every Venom® 1200 transformation with its comprehensive 1-year / 12,000-mile warranty. The new Hennessey® Venom® 1200 is available for international shipping now through authorized Ford retailers or directly from Hennessey® by calling +1 979.885.1300 or visiting hennesseyperformance.com.

Mustang GT500 Upgrades & Modifications

Ford’s Mustang GT500 Upgrade and Modification packages by Hennessey® Performance are warranty-guaranteed! The Venom® 1200 and Venom® 1000 performance upgrades add 1200 HP and 1000 HP.

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VENOM® 1000

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Mustang GT500 Upgrade by Hennessey® Performance

Hennessey® Performance's Mustang GT500 Package with 1000 HP.

Mustang GT500 Upgrade by Hennessey® Performance

Hennessey® Performance's Mustang GT500 Package with 1000 HP.
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MUSTANG GT500 UPGRADES

SPECIFICATIONS

The Mustang GT500 modification packages are quick and capable. Hennessey® Performance's Mustang GT500 performance upgrades, the VENOM® 1200 and VENOM® 1000, are supported by a world-class customer experience and guaranteed with an industry-leading warranty.

VENOM® 1200

VENOM® 1000

  • 1204 bhp @ 7600 rpm
  • 902 lb-ft torque @ 5200 rpm
  • 3.8L Supercharger System
  • Upgraded Performance Intercooler
  • High-Flow Air Induction Upgrade
  • Upgraded Heavy Duty Supercharger Belt
  • Upgraded High-Flow Fuel Injectors
  • Upgraded Anodized Billet Fuel Rails
  • Upgraded Fuel Line & Fittings
  • Upgraded Heavy Duty Tensioner
  • Upgraded Intercooler Cooling Brick
  • Air/Oil Separator System
  • Upgraded Flex Fuel Engine Calibration
  • Upgraded Transmission Calibration
  • Professional Installation
  • Chassis Dyno Testing
  • Road Testing (Up To 500 Miles)
  • Hennessey Exterior Badging
  • Venom 1200 Exterior Badges
  • Serial Numbered Plaques
  • 1 Year / 12,000 Mile Limited Warranty
  • 900 HP on 93 Octane Pump Gas, 1200 HP requires E85
  • 1000 bhp @ 7,000 rpm
  • 850 lb-ft torque @ 4,800 rpm
  • High-Flow Air Induction Upgrade
  • Supercharger Drive Pulley Upgrade
  • Supercharger Hub Assembly Upgrade
  • Upgraded Heavy Duty Supercharger Belt
  • Upgraded High-Flow Fuel Injectors
  • Upgraded Anodized Billet Fuel Rails
  • Upgraded Fuel Line & Fittings
  • Upgraded Heavy Duty Tensioner
  • Upgraded Intercooler Cooling Brick
  • Air/Oil Separator System
  • Upgraded Flex Fuel Engine Calibration
  • Upgraded Transmission Calibration
  • Professional Installation
  • Chassis Dyno Testing
  • Road Testing (Up To 500 Miles)
  • Hennessey® Exterior Badging
  • Venom® 1000 Exterior Badges
  • Serial Numbered Plaques
  • 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty

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