We have a lot of love for Hennessey here at BoldRide. Think about it—you have a company that takes some of the fastest and most powerful (typically) American cars and supercharges them into the stratosphere. They also perform a host of visual, suspension, and chassis modifications that result in some of the most imposing beasts to prowl American roads.
When Texas-based Hennessey takes in a new car to begin engineering a project car, they benchmark it. This is done by tossing the bone-stock version of the car on a dyno, as well as doing a few recorded high-speed runs. This is one such benchmarking, but they also wanted to see how it did against one of its finished products.
They were curious as to how a dealer-fresh Dodge Challenger Hellcat would perform against a Hennessey-tuned Ford Mustang. The HPE 750 Mustang delivers 774 horsepower from its supercharged 5.0-liter V8. That gives it a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 133 mph. Meanwhile, SRT says the Hellcat can do 0-60 in the “low three-second range,” on to a top speed of 199 mph.
So how does the “turn-key” Hellcat do against the Hennessey-tuned ‘Stang? Watch to find out: