It was 25 years ago this year that Hennessey Performance Engineering first set up shop in Houston, Texas, launching a two-and-a-half-decade campaign of building some of the world’s finest high-performance machinery.
Hennessey’s 25-year anniversary is an occasion worthy of celebration, so the company has come up with this: the 25th Anniversary Edition HPE800 Ford Mustang.
Only 25 units of this special-edition Hennessey Mustang will be produced, with a whopping $99,500 price tag for each. But for the money, you’re getting an all-American pony car with enough grunt to level a mountain: 804 horsepower and 648 lb-ft of torque. That power comes courtesy of the Mustang GT’s factory 5.0-liter V8, abetted by a 2.9-liter supercharger, high-flow carbon-fiber air induction system, axle-back exhaust kit, Hennessey engine calibration, and the necessary fuel pump and injector upgrades.
To ensure that all 804 horses make it to the pavement without incident, Hennessey has also taken the liberty of installing its own lightweight H10 wheels – 10-inch front, 11-inch rear – and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. A 15-inch Brembo front brake upgrade has been fitted, as well, along with a Hennessey/KW Variant 3 lowered suspension kit. Aesthetically, the car’s confidence is bolstered by a CarbonAero front splitter, sideskirts, and rear spoiler, and Hennessey-branded exterior badging, premium floormats, and embroidered headrests.
A special “1 of 25” plaque, 25th anniversary graphics, and a certificate of authenticity leave no doubt as to what you’re driving.
At nearly $100k, the 25th Anniversary Edition HPE800 Ford Mustang from Hennessey is hardly cheap, but it yielded a 3.1-second 0-to-60 mph time and a 10.7-second quarter-mile in testing.
That, and it’s a very special, very limited, celebratory car. If you have the means, we might recommend picking one up.