27 May HPE750 Supercharged Mustang Runs 207.9 mph!
Uvalde, Texas-On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, professional driver, Brian Smith, drove the Hennessey HPE750 Supercharged Mustang to a top speed of 207.9 mph. In the process, Hennessey’s potent pony car became the first 2015 Mustang to break the 200 mph mark. Jay Leno was on hand to witness the record speed while filming an upcoming episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, which will air on CNBC later this year.
The run was made on the 8.5 mile high speed oval at the Continental Tire Proving Grounds located in Uvalde, Texas – the same test track where John Hennessey test drove the company’s HPE700 Mustang to a top speed of 195 mph back in February of this year. During both tests, speeds were validated with Racelogic’s VBox 3i GPS data logging system.
“If at first you don’t succeed, just add more horsepower and rpm and try again,” said company founder and president, John Hennessey. “It’s pretty cool to be able to offer an American muscle car that delivers supercar performance for under $70,000.
“I have a lot of seat time in the 2015 Mustang GT, since the Ford Performance Racing School has a fleet of them that we use for high-performance driver training,” said Brian Smith, GM of Utah’s Miller Motorsports Park and instructor at Ford Performance Racing School. “The Mustang GT is a fast, good-handling car right from the factory, but the Hennessey Mustang takes it to a completely new level. The Hennessey high-performance upgrades transform a very good Mustang GT into a legitimate supercar.”
About Hennessey® Performance
Established in 1991, Hennessey® Performance Engineering (HPE) builds and modifies more than 500 vehicles per year from a wide variety of brands that include Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Lexus and Toyota. HPE also builds the world’s fastest production vehicle, the Hennessey Venom GT, which has a verified top speed of over 270 mph. In addition, Hennessey® operates Tuner School, the world’s first fully state-licensed school dedicated to teaching and training future performance vehicle tuners. HPE is also the only aftermarket tuner in North American with its own proving grounds, Lonestar Motorsports Park, whose IHRA-sanctioned quarter-mile drag strip is adjacent to the company’s 40,000 square foot workshop and showroom situated on 143 acres along Interstate-10 near Houston.