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Hennessey Drag Races Stock Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 And Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

This 1,480-horsepower drag race between supercharged V8s will soon be a 2,000-horsepower drag race


  • Both of these cars are about to get the HPE1000 treatment.

  • The drag results might upset Mustang fans…


Hennessey is a well-known and highly regarded tuner of all things automotive. Its experience with American automakers runs deep and the resulting modifications brought to said vehicles elevate them from great to incredible. In this video, we see two great vehicles, a new 2021 Ford Mustang GT500 and a 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. And they’re about to become even more powerful and fast.

Hennessey Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat | Photo: Hennessey

The 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is a 760-horsepower supercar-killer. It is powered by a 5.2-litre supercharged cross-plane crank V8 that also delivers a massive 625 lb.-ft. of torque. In the other corner is the recently arrived 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. Its supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI V8 delivers a whopping 710- horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque. In this drag race, the Durango’s AWD configuration certainly helps it launch hard but the more lightweight ‘Stang quickly catches up.

The owners of these anything-but-boring vehicles want more power and they will get it in the form of Hennessey’s HPE1000 upgrade.  The GT500 (Hennessey Venom 1000) will see its output climb to 900 horsepower and 850 lbs of torque on 93 octane pump petrol (1,000 on E85). The Hellcat Durango HPE1000, of which only 50 will be built, will gain an incredible 302 horsepower, for a total of 1,012, and will see its torque jump to a massive 969 lbs.

2021 Hennessey Venom 1000 Ford Mustang GT500 | Photo: Hennessey

The upgrade packages for both vehicles also include numerous mechanical modifications as well as a full warranty. We’re certain Hennessey will drag race the finalized vehicles and we’re equally convinced that the Durango will once again pull away.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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