May 15, 2012 By HPE
Ezra Dyer took the Hammer Wagon for a spin. This was the outcome: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/driven/1205_hennessey_cadillac_v700_wagon/
April 25, 2012 By HPE
The May TopGear Car Pack is on its way! On Tuesday, May 1, ten new cars to race, collect, and appreciate will be available. The pack includes iconic classics from the 1960s and 70s, unique one-off creations, a little 4WD JDM love and some sweet late model production cars. From radical design canvasses to rigs with freakish drift potential, the saying, “something for everyone” is fitting this month. With the May TopGear Car Pack, you can go anywhere, at any speed, and enjoy whatever level of style you see fit.
April 2, 2012 By HPE
We will be hosting the first annual Houston Half Mile Shootout on the 8,000 ft. long 4/22 runway at Houston’s Ellington Field Airport on Saturday, May 12 from 8 am to 4 pm. This event is being held in conjunction with the Aeros & Autos car show. If you would like to run your car in the half mile shootout, registration begins on Sunday March 4 at 7 pm central time. www.HoustonMile.com will be live very soon with lots more information. Thanks and see you on the runway!
March 27, 2012 By HPE
MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA – Sean Kennedy drove team owner Mark Heidaker’s Ford GT to a new Texas Mile speed record of 257.7 miles per hour during this weekend’s Texas Mile Event at Chase Field Industrial Complex in south Texas. The team posted the amazing speed, which was a full 4.6 mph faster than the nearest competitive speed, during cool conditions Sunday morning of the three day event. The previous record of 250.1 mph was equaled by the team on Saturday during their second pass of the day. Instead of trying to eclipse the record Saturday afternoon the team chose to wait for the more favorable conditions Sunday morning.
Kennedy of Katy, Texas began the weekend Friday with a checkout pass of 216 mph and ran 228 mph on the second run of the event. By the end of the day, the team had eclipsed the 230 mph mark at 230.6 mph. Their opening run Saturday morning produced a 246.8 mph speed and the team followed up later with their record tying 250.1 mph speed.
“I was impressed with how hard it pulled in fourth and fifth gears on that run,” explained Kennedy following his 257.7 mph record. “I think I can do better in the lower gears next time and we can run an even better speed.”
The car is a modified Ford GT with twin Precision Turbochargers, breathing into a racing engineered 5.4 liter Ford engine, which runs 34 psi of boost pressure on 117 octane racing gasoline. The engine and power management as well as the data acquisition system are MoTeC and were calibrated by MoTeC tuner and racing consultant, Shane Tecklenburg (Tuned By Shane T) of Huntington Beach, California who was also on hand to assist the team during the event. Installation, engineering and fabrication duties were handled by Kevin Kesterson of Hennessey Performance Engineering out of Sealy, Texas who was also on hand as car chief for the team.
“I knew when I saw 204 mph come up on the scoreboard at the half mile, that it was on,” said Kesterson. “I just couldn’t wait to see what it was going to run out the back.”
The team plans to attend the next event at the Texas Mile October 26 – 28, 2012 and hopes to eclipse its own record. “We’re coming back in October for sure,” said Kennedy. “We want to go 260!”
About Hennessey Performance
Hennessey Performance (HPE) has been making fast cars go faster since 1991. It operates a 30,000 square foot workshop and showroom facility situated on 143 acres near Sealy, Texas (about 45 minutes west of Houston). The company also operates a showroom and installation facility located in Lake Forest, California. HPE offers a wide variety of dyno proven, track tested parts and upgrades for a variety of modern performance vehicles. Hennessey Performance is also the only tuner in North America that operates its own test track – Lonestar Motorsports Park.
257.7 MPH Ford GT Standing Mile World Record – 2012 Texas Mile
Ford GT 257.7 MPH Standing Mile World Record – 2012 Texas Mile